Outdoor Living

      
how to decorate a city patio

My boyfriend and I live in a great condo in a historic three-story building in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. One of my favorite things about our place is our outdoor deck, which is a fun spot for entertaining friends and enjoying dinners on warm summer nights. Because we closed in August last year and spent most of our energy (well, a lot of energy) on interior renovations, our deck didn’t get much love. This summer, I’m excited to give our outdoor space a bit more attention for the months ahead! While it’s not the largest space, it’s amazing what a few touches can do to transform a city deck. A great table, ample seating, colorful pillows, a few plantings, a string of decorative lights — you get the idea!
Do you have an outdoor space where you live? I’d love to hear how you choose to decorate it! Here are a few items and photos I’m loving to inspire the look:

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5 Comments

  1. Minka wrote:

    Beautiful collection and so unique! I'll take one of each, please.

    Posted 5.8.14 Reply
  2. sounds so amazing! we have a small little deck and although all we have is a little table and two adirondack chairs it is our favorite for reading and eating dinner on warm nights!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

    Posted 5.8.14 Reply
  3. Love all your choices for decor – can't wait to see the final product…more than a little jealous you have outdoor space in your city apt!!

    Posted 5.8.14 Reply
  4. Alex wrote:

    Once it gets warm out I love to eat outside, loving your decor picks!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

    Posted 5.8.14 Reply
  5. Dana Kay wrote:

    loving these beautiful outdoor picks! hope you got to enjoy the gorgeous sunny day today.
    xo,
    Dana Kay
    http://danakay16.blogspot.com/

    Posted 5.9.14 Reply

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