6.16.2011

Outdoor Space Mini-Makeover

Our patio needed a little freshening up for summer.
This turquoise garden stool from Roger's Gardens* was the color inspiration.  
Surrounding our zinc topped iron table, we added these inexpensive
 turquoise seat cushions from Home Goods.
 As well as, custom cushions using Kravet outdoor fabric.
 Notice the small piping in turquoise blue that I used on this bolster.

Fresh potted plants from Home Depot.
Sea shells mixed with gravel...if you dig into the earth here on Lido Isle, 
you will find  sand and sea shells.



Information on the French trough fountain is here.
Set for a party...

Speaking of parties...
Look I at the fruit salad my friend, Susie made recently.
How about that scalloped edge!?  She traced a circle around the edge and
used a pumpkin carving knife.
What updates have you done lately to your outdoor space?

Best Wishes,
Mary Ann
Flowers from the garden

Lynette from Lynette's Photo Art is the lucky winner of the set of sea urchin vases!
*Read more about Roger's Garden's Ciao Newport Beach.

Participating in Inspiration Friday 

62 comments:

  1. You are my kind of gal - mixing Rogers and HomeGoods ;)
    It turned out beautiful. I love the touches of turquoise. Using a pumpkin carving knife ... I would have never thought of that - some people are just so smart! Your patio looks perfect.

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  2. Beautiful details and gorgeous pictures, Mary Ann! Thanks for sharing my blog, too.

    ciao ;)

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  3. Beautiful turquoise accents - really lovely! And that striped table cloth is great! Admittedly the only thing I have updated in our "garden" is to pick some salad leaves and herbs :-) Love from London xo

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  4. Absolutely lovely! Your spaces are so peaceful & calming...well done.

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  5. Such a lovely space! Love the accent of turquoise and the beautiful tablescape! Enjoy.

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  6. Love the turquoise accents! And the necklaces on the bust. That is a beautiful touch that I never would have thought of. Thanks so much for sharing, you've definitely inspired me to go work on my patio area.

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  7. What a great outdoor space! I love the fountain coming out of the wall. Always great to have a water feature.

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  8. The turquoise added such a nice pop of color to the neutral beige and black--it looks wonderful! What kind of tile is on your patio, and do you remember where you got it? I love it!

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  9. Oh my this is GORGEOUS!! Love love love the accents and all that you did, you are uber talented! Love the little drop of turquoise, so pretty!!
    Perfection! Stop by, last day for my giveaway for the Kilim bench!

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  10. I love the new fabric you chose for the cushions. your patio looks perfect for entertaining. and i love the way your friend carved the watermelon. so clever to use a pumpkin carving knife.

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  11. I've worked for hours on my garden, but after seeing your pretty outdoor area I realize that my patio could use a little love.

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  12. Love your outdoor patio. Just lovely. I have done tons out on my very hot deck getting ready for the summer blog party next week. Hope you join me on Tuesday night with this wonderful patio.

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  13. Hi Mary Ann,

    I love what you have done with your patio space and especially the garden stool. The turquoise is such a beautiful color.

    I am currently working on a project with some terracotta pots. I painted the outside white and I am using tile adhesive to affix shells and then gray grout goes in between. I have completed two and am almost ready to make the last one. A little time consuming but I love the results. I tore the instructions out of Better Homes and Gardens in the year 2000 and just now got around to doing it. Pathetic I know. :/

    Linda

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  14. wow so pretty! looks absolutely lovely :) and i agree i especially love the garden stool!

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  15. Gorgeous! I love the color combo. And I love the tile on your patio. The entire space is a beautiful extension of your lovely home.

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  16. Your patio area looks fantastic! Those colours look amazing, and I love that turquoise! I can imagine you spending sunny afternoons relaxing or having a the perfect long breakfast outside! The fountain is a wonderful touch, there is nothing like the sound of running water to help the feeling of tranquility! X

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  17. Just found your blog, and have to say right now I love it! Your style is so appealing!
    Brenda

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  18. Dear Mary Ann,

    Looks wonderful.

    Enjoy.

    Best,

    Coastal Blue Ocean

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  19. Your patio looks wonderful...I love the turquoise as the central color. Everything just flows around it. The cushions and the pillow you made are so pretty!

    I haven't done much more than clean up here, but I am well on my way in my garden at the lake. The weather hasn't been on our side, we've had a lot of rain lately and everything is muddy!!

    Have a great weekend, Mary Ann!

    XO,
    Jane

    P.S. The watermelon salad is gorgeous as is your table setting!

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  20. Hi Mary Ann,
    The turquoise accents are lovely - just the right amount of color. I love how you brought in some pattern with your accent cushions and tablecloths.
    Your patio has a casual charm, and looks very inviting.
    Well done!

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  21. So gorgeous! I love all of the amazing details! Love the turquoise accents - the perfect pop of color! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. You have the most gorgeous outdoor space! Love the touches of turquoise you added. I wish we had Home Goods here in Seattle. Everyone seems to get the best things there. I have potted my plants and added a few new outdoor cushions this year. We finally have somewhat decent weather and I got around to giving my outdoor teak furniture a major scrub down for the season. It takes about 3 hours, so it's quite the workout! Now I can sit back with a glass of wine and not get mildew on my pants. Ah, the joys of living in Seattle!

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  23. Love, love what you have done here Mary Ann! I love turquoise, and there is just enough here to be beautiful.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  24. You are a party animal, Mary Ann! Love what you've done with your outdoor space! Turquoise is my favorite color, so I appreciate all the touches of it that you've used.

    What have I done to my outdoor space? Let's see... My brand new Frontgate umbrella was just mangled in a windstorm, and when I tried to wrangle it back together, I cut myself to the point I thought I might need a tetanus shot. Tomorrow I'm going to pour more money than water into our pool with the purchase of a new automatic cover. Isn't that an exciting home improvement?? Sorry... you probably didn't REALLY want an answer to that question, did you?

    Hope you're having a great day :)

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  25. Mary Ann this looks so inviting, I love the touches of turquoise and the shells mixed in the gravel. Your water feature is gorgeous. I love the sound of water. I think I need to have a party so I can get in the mood to spruce up my patio too!! Have a fun party, Kathysue

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  26. This is gorgeous. Do you live at a resort?
    We're hoping to get our backyard looking as good as yours this summer. It is taking lots of weeding, some new plants, a bright new umbrella, and fresh cushions on the patio chairs. Then I'll want to spend every minute outside...with a cocktail. Or two :)

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  27. Hello Mary Anne,

    Your outdoor space looks amazing! I loved the story behind the gorgeous fountain. LOVE the garden stools, the pillows, the beautiful potted flowers and gravel and seashells on Lido Isle...what else is there to say? It looks perfect! Hope you are enjoying it right now at sunset.

    xo annie

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  28. Yep...I love it all and I'll be right over to sit and enjoy that patio with you LOL!

    Seriously, it looks fabulous and I love the details. Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  29. So pretty! You've inspired me to work on our deck a bit this weekend.

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  30. Hi Mary Ann~ Love the splashes of turquoise. What a great color to put into your beautiful mix of fabrics. Love the table setting too.
    Best to you~
    Karen

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  31. Your patio looks beautiful! You really inspired me again here!!!!

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  32. Mary Ann, Looks so pretty! I love your garden stool. What a beautiful space. Table looked lovely as well.! Thanks so much for adding me to your blog list! Have a great weekend!

    Linda

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  33. Mary Ann, I love what you created! My deck needs some sprucing.. thanks for the motivation! I could sit in that lounge chair all day! Just lovely. xo

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  34. What time should I be over!!! Love it all. So pretty. I have totally ignored my backyard this year. Too much going on inside. I need to get motivated and these pictures might help. Beautiful.

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  35. Oh, my! When are you inviting me over??? :-)

    I love it! It's so welcoming and relaxing.... perfect!!!

    Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  36. *** Dear Mary Ann~

    Such a wonderful posting! It brings back sooo many terriffic memories of our "younger days" at home there at the beach!!!~~~ I soooo miss Roger's Gardens (& remember when they were "young n' growing"!)...

    Everything looks truly lovely~ easy n' comfy n' charming, & I sure do LOVE the color of that yummy garden seat, etc... Turquoise always looks sooo good at the beach (Well, "DUH, Linda!")!!!

    Could you do us all a favor next time & include just even ONE PIC of "my" ocean??? THANKS, girlfriend!!!

    Blessings to all,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  37. It looks beautiful! You have done a fabulous job!

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  38. That colors looks gorgeous for an outdoor setting! So lovely! Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

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  39. What fun. I found your blog through a post in New Jersey- we shop at the same places):- What GREAT style you have.

    Most of the changes this year on patio have been subtle. The most important one was scrubbing the brick really well to re-seal with wet look sealer. Makes the floor shine like at the White House!

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  40. Gorgeous! I adore the aqua touches, so chic! Happy summer!

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  41. Your outdoor room is gorgeous...love the beautiful colors in your party set-up. The turquoise really pops in the space...beautiful. We are currently sealing our deck and trying to get it spiffed up by the Fourth of July party.

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  42. Beautiful colors and fabrics! Love that fountain. Perfect for summer parties.

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  43. Your patio is absolutely stunning, Mary Ann! Love the turquoise accents and the lavender and white flowers. Great job!

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  44. What a wonderfully styled patio! I could live out there. Very pretty and inviting. And, of course, I'm a sucker for turquoise! Thanks for the inspiration, as I'm busy, too, making changes in my own nest....

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  45. Mary Ann,

    Looks perfect and ready for summer enjoyment. Great sourcing and attention to details...it makes a lovely difference.

    Bette

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  46. Oh Mary Ann, this is like my DREAM patio! Everything about it is the epitome of "classic casual" and is so elegant too. I love the color pallette and all of your extra special touches. Thank you so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday and we hope you will share it at the Blogger Block Party this week too! :-)
    Vanessa

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  47. Mary Ann,
    What a beautiful outdoor space! Lovely in every way. I like your tablescape too! Thanks for linking this up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  48. You did a fabulous job with your terrace. The garden stool was the perfect starting point - love all the touches of turquoise. And I'm going to have to remember that watermelon - what a great idea!!

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  49. I LOVE every aspect of this space! It just looks so peaceful and relaxing...the colors, the fountain, all of it. You know, at 105' here, it's impossible to enjoy sitting outside. Enjoy, enjoy!

    xo
    Pat

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  50. Oh how gorgeous. I love how manicured everything looks, and your choice in colors is so lovely. A pretty tablescape only adds to the charm.

    You really know how to add the perfect touches to a beautiful outdoor space.
    Karen

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  51. What a beautiful setting! :) I can totally picture a very relaxed dinner party or breakfast happening here. :)

    ~Liz

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  52. Wow you have a beatiful outdoor patio Mary Ann! Love the punches turquoise color...perfect near the beach!

    Stopping by from SOYCM. Happy Monday!
    -Marie

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  53. What a great outdoor space! I'd spend everyday out there :)

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  54. Love your outdoor patio..it's happy and cool! You are very creative!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  55. Your patio is lovely. The color combinations and detail are beautiful. Perfect place for a wonderful gathering of friends or to just have a peaceful moment to yourself. Beautiful.
    I followed you back in the beginning of June but for some reason I guess it didn't "take" (must have been during all the Blogger problems)so I have re-followed you today. My little icon has disappeared so I follow in one of those generic silhouettes. Wish I knew how to get my icon back. Happy to be your follower.

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  56. darling!!! love the color scheme.

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  57. The outdoor space looks so inviting! I love the sea shells mixed in with the gravel. And the table looks beautiful all set for a party! :)

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  58. oh my gosh! what a gorgeous outdoor space! not only is your furniture great, I'm in love with your landscaping :)

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  59. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! makes me so jealous. i need to overhaul mine like yours!!!!!!!

    joni

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  60. Love the touch of turquoise to brighten everything up. My favorite piece is your zinc topped table. Where did you get it? Gorgeous! I recently updated my screen porch in a primitive farmhouse style on the cheap. Your patio turned out gorgeous!

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  61. So gorgeous! I too am using this color on my patio - amazing how much it brightens the area! xoox, tracie
    ps - i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie

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  62. You really made it look even better. I find your outdoor design very unique.

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