This spring edition of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling It Home has been an eye opener. A pretty big revelation developed last week. I no longer will allow myself to obsess over getting a summer vacation home. Who knew that in the midst of updating my full time residence, I’ve also inadvertently created a summer home that I’ve envisioned for years. If you know me, you’ve probably heard me go on (and on) about how amazing it would be to have a beach house. Don’t get me wrong, I still would love one to fall on my lap one day, but the pursuit of a place to spend our summers is no longer a goal of mine…anymore. Maybe a winter lodge home instead? 😉
After transforming our backyard (piece by piece since becoming homeowners in 2005), I don’t care to leave it during the summer. My husband and kids
better probably feel the same way too. Today’s big reveal of our “Outdoor Dining Oasis” further seals the deal that “our summer beach home” is right where we reside already! Give and take…you swap out the salty ocean with our salt water-filled pool. 😀
Okay, let’s get to the reveal, starting with some refreshers of my “before” photo of deck and project design board. By the way, you can catch up on previous One Room Challenge posts here:
I’m so thrilled to share Beauteeful Living’s Tropical and Moroccan-inspired Outdoor Dining Oasis!
Shopping for this makeover has been a dream since all the elements fell into place quite smoothly. Everything you see in this makeover is quintessentially my kind of style.
I love color! I love texture! I love geometrical prints!
I’m so glad I ordered this dining set from Wayfair. Very impressed with the quality of this set, especially since it was only a little over $300. The chairs came assembled and that round table was so easy to assemble. I did it all by myself. Bragging rights…hello!
Finally, I have curtains for our pergola. Not only do the curtains project a cozy feel to our pergola space, they provide much needed privacy for the side where the roller shades don’t cover.
Love those tropical plants? You may recall that I got them from A & M Garden Center.
You can’t beat real flowers and greenery but look how realistic these floral stems look! I bought them from Michaels and Hobby Lobby. The gorgeous tall vase is from West Elm.
Let’s talk decor accessories. That gold pineapple is from T.J. Maxx while that adorable camel was purchased at Target. The pineapple represents the tropical theme while the camel represents the Moroccan theme from this makeover. Cheesy. I know!
This hanging lantern from World Market is EVERYTHING. I cannot drool over it enough.
The slightest detail can mean so much. Tying the curtains back with twine is nice but adding faux succulent stems and an orchid flower makes it Beauteeful. 😉
I was so lucky to have found these white “bamboo” like lanterns earlier in the season. They look extra nice at night when the LED candles are on. Aren’t the tropical plants from A & M Garden Center amazing?
They instantly give our deck a resort-like feel.
I added some greenery to the bottom of these lanterns. Nothing like using free elements from our backyard. 😉
An expanded view of our pergola area.
Every day with sunshine calls for a celebration. Don’t you think? Love that indigo-colored new rug from World Market.
Pineapple and strawberries, anyone? How about a cold glass of iced tea?
These revamped bamboo chairs is one of my favorite DIY projects to date!
Our dog Roxie has not met a chair she doesn’t like. She looks like a stuffed animal here. I love all the decor in this photo but I think she’s my favorite prop! Definitely the most expensive! Haha.
My motto in life: “Create your own kind of Beauteeful Oasis.” We all have our own ideas on what makes an oasis. What’s yours like? Leave in comments below. 🙂
Looks like a tropical fruit party going on over in this corner.
Love this pretty sign from Michaels. “Too much summer is a beautiful thing.” Like…seriously.
The view of our upper patio from my bedroom upstairs.
View from our pool’s water slide.
Ooooh… The NIGHT TIME photos now!
Have I ever told you how much I LOVE lanterns and string lights? 🙂
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I’d like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to World Market and A & M Garden Center for being sponsors of my guest participation in this spring’s One Room Challenge! This makeover would not have been complete without their products shown.
Also, special thanks to Michael Daferede for photographing a number of photos featured in today’s blog post.
Lovely readers and fellow bloggers, thank you all for following along this makeover. Your words of encouragement throughout this challenge have been incredible! If you have feedback on this reveal or have questions, I’d LOVE to hear them. First time visiting this blog? I’d love for you to say “hi” so I can say “hi” back! 🙂
Lastly, please be sure to check out the 20 designers featured HERE on their amazing reveals and the guest participants linking up HERE. I cannot wait to check out all of these amazing reveals (thanks to Linda from Calling It Home for hosting this bi-annual event). So much creativity and inspiration out there! Happy reading! Xoxo, Tee.