Jan’s Outdoor Retreat

I love my mom’s house. It’s quiet and peaceful, and acts as a wonderful retreat from the outside world.

But, I’m talking about the inside of her home. The outside…well that doesn’t have the same “retreat-like” feeling going on. (Sorry Mom!)

She has a fantastic deck and backyard…but it’s very bare, and was in major need of some furniture. I begged my mom to let me help her spruce things up and create an outdoor room for her to enjoy all summer long.

But this deck makeover wasn’t just for Janimal. I’ve been dying to spruce up an outdoor area, and since we have absolutely zero outdoor space (no deck, no balcony, nothing)…I’m living vicariously through my mother.

Luckily she gave in to my decorating fantasies, and with a little help from the Home Decorator’s Collection…we spruced up her deck in 1 weekend.

Before and After Deck transformation outdoor living room

Pretty colorful and fantastic, right?!

Outdoor Patio Furniture Martha Stewart Living Home Decorators Collection

After looking all over the place for some decently priced outdoor furniture, we ended up going with this set from the Home Decorators Collection.  The price is fair and it even comes with the cushions (we chose the color “oatmeal”)

Home Decorators Collection Martha Stewart Living Patio Set Lake Adela

We were incredibly happy with our purchase. The furniture is high quality and the cushions are durable.

Jan even found a storage container that fits all of the cushions. If a storm is coming, or she knows she’ll be away for a few days…in they go.

We’re thinking this will help keep those bad boys lookin’ fresh for many summers to come!

Orange striped pillow home decorators collection

Once we had the basics, it was all about adding pops of color. Orange seemed to be the perfect accent color for the project.

Deck with patio furniture and orange accents

We even got a matching umbrella for the dining table set she already owns. It definitely gives the deck a cohesive look, without being overly matchy-matchy.

Watermelon and water

So what do ya say? Wanna come over for some sun and relaxation?!

Jan's New Outdoor Retreat
Happy weekend! Can’t wait to see you back Monday… we have lots & lots of variety planned. #getexcited