This has been a labor of love, heavy on the love.
When we moved into our Terrace Park home two years ago, we knew that our first big project would have to be the backyard. It definitely needed some love and some function, but it was a project that would also need some time. We waited and saved and did all the things you need to do, and then finally this past spring we were able to pull the trigger and put in a sprawling new patio, and fire pit area to boot. The base of the project came together within a month back in the spring, but I made sure to take a minute to outfit and style the space to my liking. And thanks to Frontgate Outlet – an absolute gem here locally – I was able to build myself a little sitting nook that I just cannot get over.
One thing to say about the new patio is that there are a lot of places to sit. But that is because there are so many different spots to entertain. There is the aforementioned fire pit, as well as a dining space (both of which you can find at the end of this post), but my personal favorite spot is this little chilling cove because it gets the most singularly personal use.
Seriously, this sweet space is where I can post up with coffee while the kids play and pedal their bikes around me. And even though the majority of our backyard is canopied by the most amazingly humongous elm tree, I love the shade and covering that the striped Market Umbrella adds. Besides the fact it is annoyingly cute, it really helps add a little necessary cover, and I snagged the whole thing (base and additional weight) right up at the outlet.
And then these chairs. Holy score of all scores. These Liselle Lounge Chairs were exactly what I was hoping and going for. For one, they’re cool in their texture and design. But for two, they need no additional cushions as the seat itself is already padded, therefore they can totally live outside without me having to worry about the inevitable rain that is to come. A pair of low maintenance outdoor chairs that are as stylish as they are comfortable found at a fabulous outlet? Score. Score. Score.
And then there are the details. The Morgan Garden Stool that is also as cute as it is functional. The Ancient Blue Ceramic Bubble Vase that I honestly might move to my nightstand because I want to look at it all the time. The duo of Anita Planters that bring new life to my potted plants. And the Bronwyn Rug that keeps it neutral while also adding that touch of pattern variety. So good, all the way around.
Again, so good. Such good details…
In the end, this whole thing came together in a way that I both did and did not imagine. I went into Frontgate with just this spot in mind, and then what started with a chair and umbrella as finds from the outlet came to be an entirely pulled together space that I just so very much love.
Now if unfamiliar, the Frontgate Outlet is located in West Chester, near Ikea. But unlike other outlets, this is not a warehouse full of slightly damaged goods. No, this showroom is actually directly connected to the Frontgate corporate offices, which means many of the products are either product samples, overstock, or styles and items they may or may not be moving forward with. It is a place where you can not only find true one of a kind pieces, but also items a plenty in perfect working condition.
While regular visits to the Frontgate Outlet are always called for, you can also follow their Instagram account for more immediate and timely access as to what they’ve got going on. And speaking of Instagram…make sure to head over to my account because I’m hosting a $500 Giveaway! All details are over there so hop to it!
Thank you so much Frontgate and Frontgate Outlets for outfitting that little area c/o – you truly helped me nail it!
And now, here are a few before and afters of the complete backyard…
Come over one and all for a drink sometime!