The backyard project finally came together a month ago with the arrival of the outdoor furniture and rug.
The wicker sofa and chairs are a little more traditional than a lot of the wicker furniture available.
More of a Nantucket style.
In fact, I could even use the furniture inside.
Especially the chairs as they're wingbacks.
The tent arrived a week later.
Needless to say, it was not easy to put together, even though the directions said assembly would take a mere 30 minutes.
Right. More like two hours!
Even Mr. A got involved!
Here it is all set up and ready for some serious summer relaxation.
Even though this area was fine without the tent, I love how the tent creates a room.
Sitting out here in the evening is magical!
I can see why the previous owners built this elevated area.
It's been fun shopping for accessories like pillows...
...throws, plants and lanterns.
It's a private retreat to enjoy our morning coffee or a glass of wine when the sun is setting.
Wicker furniture, rug, coffee table and side table from Pottery Barn
Tent from Safavieh, through Amazon
Pillows and throw from Homegoods
Brass lantern from Pottery Barn a few seasons ago.
Other lanterns from OSH