How To Create An Outdoor Space You’ll Use All Summer

Now that the pollen is finally on it’s way out – it was brutal in Wilmington for a while! – us North Carolinians can finally enjoy our outdoor spaces.  I am so in love with our new outdoor sectional from Wayfair. We searched and searched for just the right color and comfort level and we came across this perfect 10 PIECE SET. 

Although our backyard is on a golf course and rather small, it has an adorable covered patio with stone archways and flooring.  We spent many-a-night earlier this year on our laptops considering the look we wanted to compliment the space. I had this vision of lounging with a good book or the latest issue of Vogue and the sectional had to fit in the corner under our arched stone window, to catch just the right cross-breeze.  I soon discovered that the late-day sun also shines in and makes this the ideal spot for napping! Who doesn’t love a summer, late-afternoon nap? Our other priority was comfortable seating to entertain our friends and family. It had to sit in such a way as to take advantage of the 2 large sliding doors – which allow the party to flow from inside to outside, seamlessly.  We knew we wanted all-weather PE(polyethylene) wicker for it’s durability, and this shade of light grey doesn’t compete with the natural colors outdoors.

The neutral backdrop is perfect for the textured throw pillows and outdoor rug I found at World Market in my favorite pink color palate.  


Pink Woven Triangle Throw Pillow

Blush Fringe Lumbar Pillow

Natural Macrame Throw Pillow

Boho Kilim Nagar Rug


The pillows and rug mix beautifully with the navy blue and pink accents I picked up at our local HomeGoods store.  To add dimension and personality, my other favorite decor layers are lanterns, potted plants, a pink tray and this darling new succulent from local entrepreneurs THE COASTAL SUCCULENT.


The best features of this sectional:


It is hand woven, all-weather wicker that is delivered assembled for no additional shipping!  I was able to un-Box and set it up myself.


It can be configured in many different ways.  It has 1 corner sofa, 4 armless chairs, 1 ottoman, one cup table, 1 storage coffee table, 1 left arm sofa, 1 right arm sofa, 7 seat cushions, 8 back cushions, 1 ottoman cushion, AND last but not least, 2 sets of cushion covers! Whew!  That, my friends, is a bang for the buck!


It is really, really comfortable!  The cushions are deep, inviting and perfect for entertaining outside.  It is only the beginning of June yet our little outdoor space has become our favorite summer sanctuary!

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