Posts tagged ‘garden ideas’

May 19, 2012

Stylish Travel Fold: discount code for readers

Now that the weather is so warm, all I want to do is be outside. If you live somewhere where there isn’t a permanent outdoor space or a spot to call your own, you can always have travel seating in style. Here are some folding chairs that are great for soaking up some Vitamin D and a good choice to add interest to a drab deck.

If you have the luxury of permanence in your patio or deck, here are some mod options to catch any entertaining eye.

All the pieces shown in this post are courtesy of Stylish Furniture and Decor. They have been extremely giving and are allowing a %10 discount code to all my readers. To access discount upon purchase, use code AFF10 in the voucher coupon section of checkout. For more pieces visit

 For more funky furniture finds visit my Pinterest Page.

April 1, 2012

Garden Chess

Have you ever seen an image a hundred times and never thought anything of it, then one day, for some reason, that same image sticks. This has happened to me. I saw an image of a black and white floor recently and now I have to incorporate it into my life.

I’ve decided I’m going to put it outside and do the quirky idea you see in the movies, make a chess board out of it. I want to create a functional patio though, not just one for game playing. I’m going to combine the patio surface and the game by painting it. This way the furniture can be placed on top of the board and moved to play. Now I haven’t wasted yard space for a board that will be used, maybe, 10% of the time.

The key to the success of the idea is light weight furniture that has an organic shape. This way, you blend the structure of the board with the natural elements that surround it. Here’s one piece I love.

Woodland Romance Rustic Bent Willow Loveseat

February 16, 2012

Rooftop Oasis

I took a trip couple of days ago to my old stomping ground, Philadelphia. It got me thinking about all of the things I love about the city, namely the parks and rooftop gardens. There is something so romantic about gardens and disappearing in them. Whether you are walking though a busy square or sitting high above all the commotion in a roof retreat, the idea of the beautiful greenery and lush trees in an urban jungle is refreshing. It gives a fresh perspective and helps clear ones thoughts. Here are a couple outdoor spaces I think are functional and fun. Use your imagination with outdoor space. Add color and use every inch of your space.

One garden design idea that I learned from living in Philadelphia is to choose annuals wisely. Every summer I now plant two different types of sweet potato vines, the purple or ‘blackie’ and the lime green or emerald lace. These vines grow rapidly and give a thick lush feeling quickly.  I like to combine the different shaped leaves to give texture and interest. I also put in a pop of red or purple with either a geraniums or petunias. For more gardening tips and ideas visit Petals in Prose.


Furniture ideas for your garden oasis. Good for city or suburban modern patio.


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