I’m sorry if you’re sick of seeing the exterior of our house, but when the weather is nice, I’m outside a lot. If I’m not outside, I’m planning the finishing touches of the outdoor spaces. Just off the family room, through the sliding door is our reclaimed beam deck.
Above, the angled wall covered in CorTen siding is the back door going into the kitchen area of the pool house. Centered on the breakfast nook window, we currently have our seen-better-days patio set.
It’s nothing fancy, or permanent (fingers crossed we’ll get to that someday) but it works for now. Directly out the door is an open area, with the exception of a wire coffee table. For three years, I’ve halfheartedly searched for chairs that are a) affordable, b) comfortable, c) light weight but still durable, and d) stack or fold for easy storage. Not hard, right? Well, it’s not that difficult, but I’d also prefer something that isn’t wood, or at least all wood, to contrast against the deck. Light weight is key because I’d love to be able to easily carry the chairs over to the nearby fire pit for s’mores sessions. To further narrow down my options, I’d like to avoid cushions, as this area is full sun and fading will probably happen quickly. Now that summer is in full swing, I’m amping up my search, hoping to use this area before winter hits.
- Ikea Brommo . 2. Hampton Bay Arthur . 3. World Market Girona . 4. Article Sala . 5. Belham Living Adirondack . 6. Dwell Magazine Modern Lounge (and white)
Those Ikea chairs were topped my list, but our lack of a local store makes it tricky to snag four before they’re sold out. I missed out again this year. Womp, womp. Not all is lost, because I also really like the Dwell Magazine Modern chairs. I’d prefer black, but worry they’re be too hot for summer use.
To make sure I’d be happy with my choice, I turned to my trusty friend, Photoshop to test drive.
Yep, I think they’ll work perfectly, so I ordered four for in store pick up next week.
Let the s’more roasting begin! Happy Fourth of July to my fellow U.S. residents!