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Outdoor Living - Creating a charming spot to lounge & relax

bamboo chairs outdoors

This week, the sun was shining and the days grew warm
and we welcomed a sprinkle of that spring California weather that 
we have been waiting for.

We have had so much rain this year- and it has made everything incredibly lush and beautiful
but we have definitely missed those warm sunshine days recently.

bamboo chair and stool

And warmer weather calls for evenings by the fire outdoors
and table settings under the stars
and falling asleep to the sound of the birds singing 
while enjoying a lazy afternoon nap.

And yes, that has already happened right here in this charming little spot
and it has only been up for a week.

outdoor living patio seating area

When I saw this bamboo daybed... 
I immediately envisioned a romantic inspired getaway spot.
A place to soak up a little warmth and sunshine
 and catch up on a little bit of reading while sipping tea... 
or  maybe a little bit of sleep.

Though with bamboo- you might think more tropical... 
I thought soft and romantic.
Blush, gray, ticking stripes and florals and checks.

pillows on daybed in yard

I piled it high with pillows in soft colors and prints

chunky throw on daybed outdoors

and  added a chunky throw for wrapping up in when the sun sets.

outdoor daybed

Though the daybed could be an entire spot all by itself- 
I also loved the idea of creating a spot where conversations could happen.
And these two bamboo chairs were a perfect pairing 
to create a charming little seating area.

bamboo patio chairs

I love how simple and vintage inspired they are.
And the white cushions means you can go bold and colorful or quiet in your look
and it will all work.

And can we talk about these pretty blooms for a minute?

pon pon ranunculus flowers outdoors

They are called pon pon ranunculus - a special variety from Italian Ranunculus
 and they are ruffly little treasures.

outdoor bouquet of ranunculus

This little spot to getaway for a bit is already a favorite place to retreat to for a
 little bit of R&R right at home.

bamboo patio seating group with daybed

What do you think of our little romantic inspired spot to getaway right at home? 

And you won't believe how inexpensive it was to create this look- though they are sturdy and look pricey-  these pieces are surprisingly affordable.

Shop the look here (affiliates)

And I wanted to share a special giveaway that Joss and Main is running called 

Design The Outdoors

Simply snap a pic of your spring front porch, patio or backyard and instagram it and  tag @jossandmain and #designtheoutdoors to enter.

Winner will be chosen on 7/1

Prize $500 gift card/shopping spree to Joss & Main

Good luck!!

And coming your way:

A special Mother's Day inspired table setting 
the first High Point Market recap
Styled for Print Part 7
that special something that I am excited to share with you 

Bamboo seating group outdoors

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Joss and Main but all designs, opinions and love of California weather are my own.


  1. Simply gorgeous! I need a retreat like this, once all the garden cleanup and weeding is completed. My dogs would certainly claim this for their own.

  2. A most charming and enchanting space indeed!!!...I can actually hear the birds chirping and the rustling of the leaves in the breeze. It is as if you were at a 5 star getaway. Love this furniture! beautiful!

  3. You've shared a lot of beauty this week! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the furniture and all the details. Lovely post.

  5. Your photos are beautiful! Are they taken in your home if so it is lovely................