Guest Picks: Establish a Casually Patriotic Patio

Now that spring is here, I am turning my thoughts toward the excellent outside and preparing a strategy for a spring filled with casual gatherings, barbecues with friends, s’mores ready over a fire pit and maybe some occasional stargazing. I have gathered together all my favorite finds that are fantastic for making a relaxing outdoor space. — Sasha from Lemonade Makin’ Mama

Pier 1 Imports

Neely Bistro Set – $299.95

This miniature patio table could be an ideal match for a narrow front porch along with other tight outdoor space. The coral color is on fashion and provides an unexpected pop of color to a classic design.

West Elm

Woven Pinstripe Outdoor Pendant – $179

There are several great outdoor lighting choices this year, and I especially love the simplicity of this woven pendant, made from wrapped cording. I can envision the light filtering through above a festive outdoor dinner celebration.

Pottery Barn

External Artificial Trim Pillow, Fresca Blue – $39.50

The fresca blue color of this water-repellant pillow is neutral and blends nicely with many colour schemes.

Cost Plus World Market

Orange Lili Punched Drum Stool – $59.99

Ceramic stools are all the rage right now, but I really like the fact that this one is constructed from powder-coated metal for durability, making it a good selection for a terrace. I have chosen a bright orange color that contrasts nicely with the other items in this group.

Cost Plus World Market

Warm Chevron Outdoor Throw Pillow – $34.99

I would really like to toss this chevron pillow onto a classic Adirondack chair and see the sun go down.

Home Decorators Collection

Morph Vase, Clear – $39

Gather a set of those bubble glass vases onto a cart or outdoor buffet area. They would also be gorgeous filled with some tall blooms, or left empty to sparkle in sunlight.

Cost Plus World Market

Seaweed Insulated Collapsible Tote – $19.99

A perfect catchall for picnic or barbecue provides, this tote complements the blue/orange colour scheme of the other things in this group and makes for storage.

West Elm

Playa Throw – $49

These can be slung over bare shoulders following the sun sets or utilized as picnic blankets. Made from cotton, they’re washable and flexible.


Tropical Bamboo Lantern, Melon – $179

I really like the exotic form of this extraordinary hurricane lamp, along with the cheery melon colour makes me love it more.

Home Decorators Collection

Tazi Area Rug – $19

Ground all of your outdoor things and define your space with a bold and graphic printed outdoor rug like this one.


Smith & Hawken Caged Lantern String Light – $24.99

I like hanging multiple strings of lights over the terrace for night ambience. All these cage-style lights mimic industrial light and offer a fun twist on normal string lights.

Pottery Barn

Malena Outdoor Pillows, Warm – $39.50

The splashy patterns and colours on these cushions make for comfy cushioned and pretty environment.

West Elm

Ombr̩ Colored Glassware Р$32

Ombré glassware is perfect for serving refreshing iced tea or cocktails. I really like the pop of icy blue on those.


Platta Decking, Acacia – $34.99

These outdoor flooring squares may be my favourite outdoor thing yet. They snap together easily right on your current deck or slab. Store them inside once the season finishes and reuse them another year.

West Elm

Dipped Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting, Red – $29

I love the appearance of dipped flatware, and these enameled location settings make it easy to differentiate between everyday indoor solutions and outdoor items.


Carmen Cocktail Napkins – $24.95

These fabric cocktail napkins add a spot of pleasure into the patio dining table and look as if they have been dipped in dye.


Franklin Sports Expert 6-Player Croquet Set – $87.99

Fantastic for family-friendly entertainment in the grass, this croquet set is a classic must-have for children of all ages.

Grandin Road

Kelly Planters – $79

This set of 3 planters would be excellent nestled together and filled with aromatic herbs and flowers, or sprinkled through your space.


Carilo Blue Garden Stool – $129

The gorgeous brilliant blue tones in this backyard stool make it hard to withstand. The handles make it easy to maneuver and use wherever required.


Siena 35-Inch Copper-Finish Fire Pit & Dome Screen – $369.99

You can’t have a backyard set without including a fire pit of some kind. This one can be moved and readily positioned where required when it’s time to make s’mores!

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