Hello hello! Thank you for stopping by Hawthorne and Main today. If you are new here let me give you a quick intro. My name is Shonee and I write about our DIY adventures in fixing up our fixer upper. We are currently taking on our biggest project to date, The Suite Pecan, a cute little apartment addition, totally DIY style.
I also like to share fun stories about the up’s and down’s in life, like that one time I had an AHA moment and decided to take up all the rugs…..or that one time when I spilled the beans on our entire infertility journey.
This week you are in for a treat! I have joined 24 amazing bloggers to bring you some outdoor inspiration through this Garden Party blog hop which is hosted by the fabulous Ursula of Home Made by Carmona. Be sure to check back every day this week for more beautiful pictures and great ideas for sprucing up your outdoor space.
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The other day on Instagram I was lamenting about how I really really wanted a good lemonade recipe.
The kind that has the perfect sweetness with all the right flavors…not that cheap fake stuff. I mean, REAL lemonade.
Summer just isn’t complete without lemonade, am I right!?
Scary picture alert!!
Until this past fall we had literally done NOTHING with the back yard. We have since installed fresh green sod, and a lovely new patio sitting area. It’s finally coming together! Today I am going to give you a quick tour of the new patio sitting area.
The area here isn’t huge, but the arm chair and love seat both fit nicely in the space. The pops of color from the cushions and the pillows make this a happy place for us.
We have already spent many a day and night lounging out here.
I think my favorite thing out here right now is that coffee table. I scored the brass table with glass top for $20 on Craigslist. Total win!
The large medallion and the curtains on the wall help to define the area and add a bit of dimension and texture. Just because this is an outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t have art.
The patio has been a really fun place to hang out and spend time together this summer… sipping on an ice cold lemonade, of course. In case you too are looking for a lemonade recipe, here is a great list, with a twist.
Before you go, click on the images below to see all the other AMAZING outdoor spaces.
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living says
It’s so beautiful Shonee! Those chairs aye gorgeous!! Love the table you paired them with. It’s all looking fantastic.
Melissa George says
OH, I love that medallionm Shonee. It’s so perfect for that space!
Your space is so posh!!
I love everything about it!! I’ve wished for bamboo cane outdoor furniture forever. 😀
It is a beautiful space , have given me an idea of where to take my own backyard in near future. I love that it is simple, cozy, colorful but easy on budget which is something I don’t have ?. Thank you.
Jen @ The Striped House says
Shonee, your patio area is so pretty! I’m all for Craig’s List, and you found a great table! I really like the fabric curtain panels, they really frame the space : ) So glad you showed us all your space!
Love the unexpected glam coffee table, art, and curtains! THAT’S an outdoor living space!! Beautiful job.
Your patio space is gorgeous, Shonee! I love the faux (is it faux) bamboo patio set. I thought it was vintage but I clicked the link and see it’s from Pier 1! How awesome! It’s out of stock now but hopefully it’ll be back because I’d love to have a pair of those chairs! Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Those chairs are AMAZING!!! Your space looks so colorful and fun! Happy summer!!
Hawthorne & Main says
Thanks Heather! I love that they look like bamboo but are metal.
Soooo beautiful, Shonee! I’m in love with your patio set – totally pinning that for when I have to replace mine. 🙂 Love all the thoughtful touches – that basketweave planter is perfection too. xo
Hawthorne & Main says
Thanks Jen! This set is awesome because it’s soooo lightweight, but still sturdy because it’s made out of metal.
I love the idea of the outdoor medallion! Seriously, that’s so cool!
Aniko @ Place Of my Taste says
Your outdoor space is to die for! Love that blue rattan set! Have a great rest of your summer!
Ashley Thurman says
It’s absolutely beautiful Shonee. That huge gold medallion is the perfect focal point too! : ) Love it all!
iris Nacole says
What a beautiful sitting area! I love the furniture, especially the Craigslist find! Enjoy!
Corey Willis says
Wow Shonee! Where you began to where you are now is stellar! Love your style and it was so much fun doing this fun hop with you!
Hawthorne & Main says
Such a fun hop! Our backyard was a wreck. We still have to get the patio done and then I can finally check the backyard off of my list. yay!