Project: Backyard – Patio & Pool …continued


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Since my last patio/outdoor living space post I’ve added a few new details: decorative throw pillows, a faux leather ottoman, a leafy plant in a blue pot, bbq {unseen} & an umbrella for shade. This is a view from the pool side and while I’m not a huge fan of the chain link fence, it does separate the pool from the patio quite nicely & is great for keeping dogs {especially Pugs who fall in the pool} and kids out when not in use.

backyard patio furniture

…and here’s the opposing view

backyard+pool+lounge chairs

We found these amazing old hotel lounge chairs at the Hotel Surplus Outlet for $25 each & cushions at Osh for $49 which match our patio furniture. I’m kind of in love with the Hotel Surplus Outlet for these kind of freakily awesome finds {like our vintage-ish animal print chair in our living room}. Lounge chairs are ridiculously expensive, even for non-designer ugly ones. So I’m happy with my hotel loungers …even if they say “Sausalito Gardens” on the backrest ;)

lounge chair+outdoor throw pillow+backyard

I found the floral print outdoor throw pillows at Amazon {Solarium Skyworks Floral Decorative Outdoor Throw Pillow $39} as well as the aqua Lennar Stripe throw pillowsbackyard patio decor inspiration{on the ottoman $18.99} and you may recognize the little Jade plant from the baby shower I decorated a few weeks ago {Trader Joes $5.99 each}. The white-topped side tables are vintage …they were my dad’s {in fact, they may have been my grandpa’s}

backyard palm trees

These are the King Palms I found at Osh last Friday for $9.89 each. I originally wanted porcelain pots but really I couldn’t pass up the ease and price of the plastic faux clay pots {$9.99 each}. This is the side wall next to the pool …not much space actually but I love the tiles that break up the boring stucco wall. They were really the inspiration for the entire backyard.

backyard+loungers+palm+pool

And this is the back of the pool.

backyard+poolside+lounge chairs

There is some recent law about diving boards in The Valley and as you can see they have removed it as such …but left the awesome poles that stabilized it. I originally wanted to build a wood box/table around it to hide it completely …and I still may, but for now, I used the coffee table that came with the patio furniture and it happens to fit perfectly in the space.

lounge chairs+throw pillows

There are two more giant palms in the back corner of the yard {same as the giant one on the patio side ..you can see the reflection of it on the glass table & pool & wall below}. They are Jelly Palms and even though LeRoy eats the berries/seeds that fall from them I love the long palm fronds they have …they add to the tropical feel I’m going for.

backyard+pool+rafts+batman+loungers

Of course, it’s not entirely done yet. There’s another area next to a lemon tree on the opposite side of the pool, next to the chain link fence that possibly needs a few low chairs and a table and I want more plants. Thinking also about a wood deck/long step off of the sliding glass door …but that may take a while.


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48 Comments

  • Craftmaker

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Your backyard is so beautiful! You did a great job! Congrats!

    http://mycurrenthobby.blogspot.com/

  • J-Diggety

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    SO gorgeous! Can I come over for a pool party?? :)
    xoxo J

  • besswess

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    The pool looks fantastic. I love what you did with the diving board. Hope you get a chance to use it instead of wearing a trench coat….

  • bananas.

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    oooh aaahhhhh…you’re so good at backyard decorating. i suck at it. i can never make up my mind on color scheme. i like orange and green one day and then blue and turquoise the next. ugh i suck!

    btw i plan on getting my brownie omar fixed this summer. i’m hoping it will calm him down. maybe his social awkwardness stems from being horny? i dunno. we will see. lol.

  • anhesty

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    your backyard looks amazing!

  • Dip-tea

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Wish I had a pool of my own. Sigh!

  • rockandglitter

    July 6, 2010 | Reply
  • Katie

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    It looks great! You’ve done an amazing job :)

  • BELLE

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    I love your backyard. Batman so cute.

  • isabeltheconquistador

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome backyard! You have a great place. Also, YES! BATMAN! My respect for you has seriously just gone up 1000 points, haha.

  • bsolomont

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Looks fantastic! I particularly love the terracotta with the bright throw pillows. Congratulations to you and your husband on the entire house!

    Becca

  • The Savvy Stylist Daily

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Looks great! What kind of big ‘leafy’ plant is it in the blue pot? I am looking for a large leaf plant, and that one is perfect!
    Great job!
    http://www.thesavvystylistdaily.blogspot.com

  • Bromeliad

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    It looks so nice.

    Oh, for a pool. Whimper whimper.

  • Leia

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    I always love your decor posts; they are so full of inspiration for my own little dabblings in decor! I have been trying to show my home a bit more lately on my blog (and even posted my bathroom today, LOL!) – I only wish I could completely make-over my house every month so I could experiment with all the great ideas I see on blogs!!

    Leia’s Delights

  • FashionJazz

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    This looks fabulous! I love your blog soo much! xxx

  • Amy

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    I want to come over! It really looks like a tropical vacation spot :)

    If I were you, I’d never leave my house/patio.

  • Kristi

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome backyard! It reminds me a little of mine! We bought our house last Nov. and a few months ago had our diving board removed for insurance reasons. Our contractor was able to saw off those silver metal things that you have and then we just filled the holes up w/ concrete mix. The only problem is that there is an electrical box that was under the diving board that can’t be removed so I just have an upside down flower pot on top of it!

  • pearls

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    lovely back yard, you always find such good deals.

  • Darla

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    the chain link fence might look awesome if you painted it a fun, bold color, like the grecian-door-blue or something :)

  • RaceforProsperity

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    so tropical, i love it

  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love it!

  • drollgirl

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    GAH!!!!! yer backyard looks amazing!!! so fabulous!!! i just love it. GAH!!!!!! now i am going back to look again!!!!

  • Meghann

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    love it.. for the “lovely” chain link fence you could always put up some woolly pockets.. here is their site. Im in love with them!!!! I just need to find the perfect place to put them!

    http://www.woollypocket.com/

  • Anna

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, it looks amazing! I want a pool.

  • Yasmeen Buttons

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Oh. My. God.

    This is sooo beautiful.
    I especially like the Batman blowup haha!

  • Iva

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE IT! it looks fantastic! ….and the last picture caught me off guard and I totally LOLed! {for real laughing out loud.. not just “LOL”} ;)

  • Emily

    July 6, 2010 | Reply

    Looks sooooooo inviting!! And I’m lovin’ Batman chillin’ in the pool!

    Thanks for the hotel surplus info!

  • Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    You are so lucky to have a single-story house………..you can enjoy your backyard and pool, etc. The chain-link fence is very important…..don’t have to worry about kids and your pets. Your enthusiasm is inspiring. Have a wonderful and enjoyable summer in your beautiful oasis.

  • Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    Warning to all: I heard that some palm tree berries are toxic to dogs! (Sago Palms, etc.) Please be careful and try to find out if your palms berries/seeds are toxic. (Had to post this…I love dogs and all pets)

  • Nicole Marie

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    i love it!!! it looks so good! many fun summer times to be had here!

  • Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

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    漸漸的,老婆的電話愈來愈少…
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  • Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

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    老婆淚眼說擔心他外遇
    他了解老婆的擔心,只好用錢去彌補分離的缺憾
    漸漸的,老婆的電話愈來愈少…
    她說,她是怕自己太依賴
    漸漸的,他知道其實是她有了外遇
    於是,面對自己外遇的行為,他忽然覺得好過了些…

  • Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

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  • Patricia

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    Gorg! congrats! still cannot believe its a rental!! i’d just buy it after all that work :p

    http://www.pinkpeonieswithlove.blogspot.com

  • pinksundrops

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    I will be really surprised if your backyard doesn’t end up in a magazine by the time you’re finished. It’s GORGEOUS, and you’ve done so much with so little. Amazing.

  • Miss Caitlin S.

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    What a slice of heaven!!! Sounds like you found great deals along the way which make it that much more special.

  • Jill

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    Love the tiles too…great colors. I have one of those plants…the one in the blue pot. Kind of dark jade green with maroon accents (as a decorator, I should be able to find a better descriptive word than maroon!) on the leaves. It’s my favorite plant and I don’t even know what kind it is.

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    I’m like freakishly jealous of your patio…. I was trying to “lounge” on my balcony the other day and I was happy to note that I can exactly fit a medium sized towel on it but I cannot quite stretch my legs laying down…. so looking at this heavenly place of yours I’m green green green!!! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

  • Gwen

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    I love the transformation!!! The colors are fabulous and I think I might need that floral pillow for my own deck. I was telling my husband a few days ago that I would like to take our deck out and make a patio area and have it more spa like. I’m using this post as my inspiration!!! Now if I can just get him started on all of the hard work. :) XOXO

  • nickie Frye

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, what a nice space! I live near Sausalito. Trying to think of where these “gardens” are. Never heard of em. Anyway, total score!

  • GlowGleamGlisten

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    Such a gorgeous backyard! Ahh I’m jealous!

    http://glowgleamglisten.wordpress.com/

  • holly in heels

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    I love all of the colors and details! You’ve inspired me to improve my backyard look too.
    xoxo,
    http://www.hollyinheels.com

  • jennine

    July 7, 2010 | Reply

    oh my hotel surplus..who knew? that’s a great, i need to look more into those things, getting away from ikea and cb2 is so hard.

    you have the most beautiful backyard! i would lounge by the pool all the time if i were you!
    :)

  • stacy

    July 8, 2010 | Reply

    bliss.

  • Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 | Reply

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  • Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 | Reply

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  • Down and Out Chic

    July 8, 2010 | Reply

    it’s beautiful and very inviting. love the coral of the chair cushions

  • COCOCOZY

    July 9, 2010 | Reply

    Looks fantastic! Love the red cushions!!!! I know what it’s like to complete an outdoor space makeover. Just got done doing my deck in the hollywood hills…

    Coco
    COCOCOZY

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