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A fresh look on the patio for spring

I am one of those people who thinks that outdoor living rooms 
should be as welcoming and comfortable and as much your style 
as your indoor living rooms are.

And for me, that means sprinkling a bit of warmth and romantic touches
with blush and gold.

It is no secret that I am a big fan of outdoor living-
and you can pretty much find me playing with table settings and relaxing outdoors 
almost all year long.

And today I am sharing a simple styling for a new living area
with Birch Lane
And if you are coming over from Dear Lillie and her gorgeous space- welcome! 

And I have a little secret confession.

These photos are not from this month or last month 
or even this year.

I know. 

I actually worked on this styling last autumn.
Before the months of nonstop rain in California. 
Before Christmas. 
It was back in November and it was chilly and drizzly
 and I decided I better style and grab these photos quick before a major storm moved in. 
And even though
 I LOVED how it turned out and wanted to share it with you
right away...
 I was sworn to secrecy.

But I am super excited to be sharing a look at this new area with you today
and it all started with a couple of large main pieces-
this gorgeous teak sofa 
and coffee table.

And that sofa? 
On top of being such a beautiful piece- 
it is SO. comfortable.

I also love that it is neutral -and has simple lines and details-
 and that those slipcovers are removable and washable.

I also love that these pieces are teak- which is a type of wood that I absolutely love.
It will weather to a beautiful silvery gray- which is as gorgeous as that fresh wood look.

On the table- simple entertaining pieces such as those favorite wine stems
a bouquet and charming little dessert plates ready for guests.

I love these little plates.
There are 4 different plates with charming scenes.

Busy bees and hives.

Simple charming pots filled with seasonal flowers

and a little olive tree help round out the area.

And yes, blush and amethyst are on repeat with throws & pillows 
and flowers and wine stems.
And I am loving it- especially with the weathered wicker.

So what do you think of this new area? 
You can shop the look here:
(affiliate links)

Blush pillows (similar- not outdoor) 
Natural Throw (similar)
And be sure to check out all of the new outdoor items 
Birch Lane has this year in their

And tomorrow- Melissa from The Inspired Room 
will be sharing her new look.

Happy Thursday everyone

I partnered with Birch Lane to style this patio area
but all opinions are my own.


  1. It's lovely! It has an inviting yet intimate feel to it.

  2. So beautiful. I'm relieved to read you took these in the autumn. I was gonna be mega jealous. Outdoor living is my favorite kind xx

  3. the patio looks awesome and cozy.

  4. Looking great, Courtney. Very smart to get those photos taken early. They appear to be the very breath of Spring!
    Any word from your contact at Nourison?

    1. Hi Ginger!! I just did hear back this afternoon. It appears we both have very good taste! It is a one of a kind rug that is 9x12 and around $12K. If you would like more information I am happy to put you in touch with my contact- just let me know!

  5. Thanks Courtney! You're a sweetheart. Probably out of my price range, but oh, so gorgeous! Yes, please, I'd love to get your contact. That's what credit cards or for, no?

    1. Certainly!! :) When you get a chance - please send over your email address -either leave me a comment I will not publish it- or just drop me an email at and I will put you two in contact.

      Thanks Ginger!!