When we renovated our house seven years ago, we added a beautiful blue stone patio.
I’ve always envisioned my patio would one day become an outdoor oasis – the perfect place to escape with an ice cold lemonade (margaritas on the weekend!) and a good book.
The perfect place to host backyard bbq’s, family dinners and late night s’more fests.
My yard has great bones but my patio definitely needed some serious attention.
So I was thrilled to partner with Lowe’s to turn my backyard fantasy into a reality!
Remember when I shared my vision for my patio in this post (including before pictures).
My patio makeover all started with this comfy outdoor sectional sofa. It’s the perfect size, can seat tons of friends (my hubby and I can both lay down stretched out without even a toe touching each other), and is upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric.
Coastal pillows and throw from HomeGoods make it extra cozy.
Since I don’t have a covered patio, an umbrella is mandatory and this giant cantilevered umbrella is perfect because I can place it behind the sofa, out of the way, but still get shade when I need it.
I love this indoor/outdoor coffee table that looks like concrete! It’s huge surface allows me to set out a big spread with room left over for a fun centerpiece and plenty of space to rest a cocktail.
Let’s get this party started! My husbands favorite thing is this plant cart turned bar/buffet cart. It holds a ton and I love the steel top and casters so it can be easily moved around.
A three tiered tray from HomeGoods is perfect for holding glasses and other bar essentials.
What took me so long to hide my ugly air conditioners? These lattice privacy screens could not be easier to install – just insert the metal spikes into the ground and you’re done.
Three huge whiskey barrel planters define the space. I placed three of them on the patio – two at the corners and one in the middle.
Palm trees sway in the breeze and make me feel like I’m in the Caribbean instead of New Jersey! I planted two in each end pot with white petunias that will soon trail down the sides of each container.
One more before and after …
I think I’ll order caftans in every color and lounge around my new patio oasis – I may only go inside to refresh the ice in my margarita.
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