Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Patio Inspiration

With summer slowly coming to an end (boo), I have my dream set on purchasing a new patio set with the intent of taking advantage of the 'end of summer' sales!  I am eyeing the Galante sofa and lounge chair(s) from Ballard Designs.

Even on sale, I'd have to save a pretty penny or two.  But, oh, how I love a rattan look.

I created a design board using the Galante loveseat and some of my favorite fabrics from Peter Dunham.  I'd order the loveseat cushions in 'spa' and would use Dunham's following fabrics for cushions: Fig-leaf, Udaipur (indigo) and Rajmata (indigo).

His fabrics are so inviting and would really make a patio area so warm and comfortable.  Of course, our current wooden deck would have to go and instead, I would install bluestone pavers.

I'd say this would be the perfect spot for an evening outdoors and a glass of wine (or two)! ;)


  1. Love rattan furniture! I certainly don't need it but I would love some new outdoor furnishings too, the end of summer sales are so tempting.

  2. I love this board. Rattan furniture always looks great and the fabric and color combo you came up with is a breath of fresh air.

  3. Great board Fran. I'm a huge fan of Dunham's fig leaf fabric.

  4. Beautiful furniture, I love the sofa with gold edging, so much character and charm.

  5. Love how you put this all together. Very pretty and inviting! I went antiquing yesterday trying to find a small rattan side table to go next to a sofa I'm having reupholstered, but no luck! Love your rattan loveseat pic.