Casually Elegant Outdoor Living Space

Living in Vancouver on Canada’s west coast, our hot summer weather only lasts about 3 months out of the year. So if you’re a summer loving gal like me, you look forward to it all year long!  Come June, we finally get to expand our living space outdoors, which is a very welcome change especially after the year we’ve had.  We’re lucky to have a pool and a large yard that allows us to play and relax and we love hosting family and friends. Today I’m joining some blogger friends for the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series and I’m excited to share our Casually Elegant Outdoor Living Space with you!

Casually elegant outdoor living space

Our outdoor space is defined by three main areas: dining area (wood deck), loungers and conversation area (both on pool deck). We replaced our wood deck at the end of last season, so it was wonderful to have one less thing to think about when it came to getting the yard ready this year.  We used a pressure-treated lumber and will stain it soon, hoping to preserve the light colour of the wood. We love having brunch out here in the summertime and eat dinner out here almost every night!

Casually elegant outdoor living space

I added some new pots and flowers out here for the season using a neutral palette of white and green.

Casually elegant outdoor living space

My summer flower go-to in containers is always geraniums. They come in so many colour varieties and just keep blooming all summer long. We’ve still got some work to do in the garden along the pool but I’m envisioning a row of white hydrangeas in our future!

Casually elegant outdoor living space

Casually elegant outdoor living space

The sectional is a new addition this year and it’s already becoming our fave spot for happy hour! The table that came with it was too high and large for our space, but I found  this round concrete-style table that is a much better fit for our family.  I added fresh flowers and an oversized candle to finish the look.

Casually elegant outdoor living space

Casually elegant outdoor living space

The loungers are another favourite spot of mine to have morning coffee or enjoy the afternoon sun!  Easy-care polypropylene rugs are perfect for our weather.

Casually Elegant Outdoor Living Space

I really enjoyed creating this Casually Elegant Outdoor Living Space for our family (with help from Mr. Life Is Better At Home). We’re looking forward to spending lots of time out here over the next couple of months! Be sure to check out all the lovely inspiration from the other bloggers below for even more outdoor ideas for your home.

judy xx

 

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series: Outdoor Spaces Tours! Be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration by visiting the links under the images below.

Sharing Wednesday….

The Happy Housie // Joanna Anastasia // Cassie Bustamante // The Tattered Pew

Life is Better At Home // Tatertots and Jello // Finding Silver Pennies // Lemon Thistle

A Pretty Life // Dans le Lakehouse // Clean & Scentsible // Willow Street Interiors

Sharing Tuesday…

Inspiration for Moms // She Gave it a Go // Grace in My Space // Deeply Southern Home

Life is a Party // Nina Hendrick // Happy Happy Nester // Craftberry Bush

Maison de Cinq // Hallstrom Home // House by Hoff // My Sweet Savannah

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10 Comments

  1. cleanandscentsible
    June 23, 2021 / 9:00 am

    What a gorgeous space Judy! I love that round sofa table and, of course, your pool!!! You’ll definitely need it in our little heat wave! I hope you have lots of time to enjoy your beautiful backyard this summer.

    • lifeisbetterathome
      Author
      July 5, 2021 / 5:20 pm

      Ahh the pool really saved us during the crazy heat Jenn! Thank you so much, happy summer 🙂

  2. June 23, 2021 / 1:39 pm

    Such a lovely space to relax, swim and, most importantly, have drinks!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      Author
      July 5, 2021 / 5:19 pm

      Ahh exactly Cassie!! Thank you so much and happy summer 🙂

  3. June 23, 2021 / 3:33 pm

    I love your yard, Judy! Your pool is so pretty and I love your sectional and ottoman. What a pretty space. I pinned it to my outdoor board to share 🙂

    • lifeisbetterathome
      Author
      July 5, 2021 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much Jen!! The sectional has been getting a lot of use so far, especially at happy hour. Happy summer!

  4. June 24, 2021 / 8:38 am

    What a beautiful and relaxing space! And I’m with you, I look forward to summer all winter long…I live in Calgary, Alberta and it’s a loooong winter here!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      Author
      July 5, 2021 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks Jo-Anna and yes we Canadians have to make the most of our summers don’t we?!? Enjoy!!

  5. June 29, 2021 / 3:07 pm

    Beautiful yard, Judy! I love it with the swimming pool! And I love that sectional – I spotted it at CT and considered it for our house, but I’m holding off for a new set until next year, I think:)

    • lifeisbetterathome
      Author
      July 5, 2021 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much Krista! We’re really happy with how the sectional worked out in our space. Cheers to summer!

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