Tropical Outdoor Oasis - Beauteeful Living

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:

Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5

BEFORE PHOTO OF DECK: Patio Deck Makeover DESIGN BOARD:Tropical Outdoor Dining Oasis - Beauteeful Living

I’m so thrilled to share Beauteeful Living’s Tropical and Moroccan-inspired Outdoor Dining Oasis!

Tropical Patio - Beauteeful Living

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!

Tropical Patio Dining Area - Beauteeful Living

These hanging lanterns from World Market create such a colorful and fun view above! Also, the LED globe string lights provide exactly the level of lighting that we need for our deck.

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!

Tropical Patio Dining Area - Beauteeful Living

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.

Tropical Patio Dining - Beauteeful Living

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!

Summer Decor - Beauteeful Living

Lilly Pulitzer goblets shown below.Summer Decor - Beauteeful Living

The plates were from various Home decor stores while the napkin ring is from World Market. Cloth napkin can be purchased here.

Summer place setting - Beauteeful Living

This hanging lantern from World Market is EVERYTHING. I cannot drool over it enough.

World Market lantern - Beauteeful Living

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. 😉

Curtain ties - Beauteeful Living

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.

Tropical Plants - Beauteeful Living

I added some greenery to the bottom of these lanterns. Nothing like using free elements from our backyard. 😉

Candleholder close up - Beauteeful Living

An expanded view of our pergola area.

Tropical Patio Dining Area - Beauteeful Living

Every day with sunshine calls for a celebration. Don’t you think? Love that indigo-colored new rug from World Market.

Tropical Patio Dining

Pineapple and strawberries, anyone? How about a cold glass of iced tea?

Fruit Platter

These revamped bamboo chairs is one of my favorite DIY projects to date!

Bamboo chairs - Beauteeful Living

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.

Patio Bamboo Chairs - Beauteeful Living

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. 🙂

Moroccan styled picture frame

Looks like a tropical fruit party going on over in this corner.

Tropical Patio Dining Deck - Beauteeful Living

Love this pretty sign from Michaels. “Too much summer is a beautiful thing.” Like…seriously.

Summer fruit platter - Beauteeful Living

The view of our upper patio from my bedroom upstairs.

Outdoor pergola decor - Beauteeful Living

View from our pool’s water slide.

Tropical Patio Deck - Beauteeful Living

Ooooh… The NIGHT TIME photos now!

Outdoor dining - Beauteeful Living

Outdoor string lights - Beauteeful Living

Outdoor lanterns - Beauteeful Living

Pergola on wood deck - Beauteeful Living

Outdoor dining oasis - Beauteeful Living

Have I ever told you how much I LOVE lanterns and string lights? 🙂

Outdoor string lights and lantern - Beauteeful Living

Fancy this makeover? Please PIN/Save/Share. Thanks a bunch!

Tropical Patio Dining Oasis - Beauteeful Living

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.

ORC sponsors

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.

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