The time has come! If you’ve been following my patio progress on Instagram Stories you’ve seen bits and pieces of the transformation of my back patio! Today I’m excited to reveal the final photos!
I was so excited to partner with CB2 for our patio. I love their affordable modern furniture, and their neutral aesthetic matches mine so this partnership was ideal for me.
When we bought our home last year we knew there was potential for our back yard but in its current state we never used it. Not even once. So as soon as we solidified our vision, my husband got to work building the patio, ripping off the awning, and getting it to a place where we could finally get some furniture and use the space! I’ll be doing a separate before and after post so stay tuned for that.
But first I wanted to tell you that CB2 & I teamed up to give away a $500 Shop Card to CB2! They want you to have your OWN outdoor escape like mine! To enter, make sure you are following @megbiram and @cb2 on Instagram, and you must comment on THIS INSTAGRAM and include the hashtags #planyourescape and #sweepstakes — and tell me about your own (current/future) outdoor escape in the comment! A winner will be chosen at random on July 3rd at 3 pm EDT. And contacted via Instagram. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
With the L-shaped layout of the patio we had three sections to work with. We wanted a dining space for eating (of course) and to host friends. This table seats 6 and the Sophia chairs are so comfortable (which is why I picked them!).
We also wanted a lounge section with an outdoor sofa, chairs, and tables (coffee table and side table) for when we have company but also just for us to read or relax. We basically have an outdoor living room!
The lounge area is mostly shaded by our tree which is great, except that it also means leaves and twigs fall constantly and birds do their business, which is why we opted to have covers on a few pieces.
The rest of the outdoor furniture can easily be hosed off, but I wanted to give the sofa, the coffee table, and the side table a little additional protection from the elements so they don’t get dirty from the tree and excessive amount of birds that hang out in our yard with waterproof covers. Find them here: sofa cover, coffee table cover, side table cover.
For the third section, the sunniest part of the patio, we wanted some chaise lounge chairs for reading and sunning. I’ve been using each space for working with my laptop as well. The outdoor pillows add a fun pattern to the space.
We also got an umbrella that we can move around, so if we want it over the table, we can put it in the table, if we want it over the lounge chairs we can move it over to the chaise loungers.
We also got several planters and pots because we love to be surrounded by plants and greenery. They have also helped with hiding some unsightly pipes and the air conditioning unit. You don’t even notice the air conditioner because the planters are hiding it!
The favorite item when the guys come over is the rolling cooler. I love this cooler even more than I thought I would. It makes it easier for people to get another drink because they don’t have to go inside to the fridge — we can bring the drinks outside and keep them cool. It also has a bottle opener on it, and the surface doubles as counter space when we are using the grill.
Overall, I could not be happier with how the patio and the furniture turned out. My exact vision was brought to life and now with all the furniture in place, we can finally enjoy the space and have friends over!
Don’t worry, I will be doing more posts about the boxwood wall and telling you all the details about what we did and how! Stay tuned!
This post was done in partnership with CB2. All opinions are my own.
Photos by Luke Wright