As I mentioned in my recent post, we recently added a new deck to our back garden and this weekend, we (well, Wayne) installed the paving slabs for a patio in front of where the new kitchen will be. And while we haven’t been able to do much inside the house (I’ll get to why in a moment), I have been planning and styling the outside area and I must say, it’s starting to finally shape up really nicely.
As a bit of a house update, we’d been waiting on our electrician to get the dining room onto the new consumer unit which involved digging out channels in the walls and moving sockets and so until that was done, we couldn’t get on with any finishing work we need to do before the kitchen is installed. Plus, we’ve had friends and family visiting the previous two weekends in a row and then we were away for a few days on a press trip (which I’ll be sharing very soon) and so, there hasn’t been much time for DIY!
I’m hoping now that our schedules are slightly clearer, the electrician has done the work required last week and the weather is warming up that we can actually make some progress again and start to move things forward inside but in the meantime, I figured I’d share some sneak peeks of how the garden is looking as well as what the plans are for the whole space.
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While the patio directly in front of the back of the house has now been laid, it’s still unfinished – we need to grout the slabs, powerwash them, build a raised bed, sort out some edges and paint both the extension as well as the back of the house. There’s plenty to get on with!
However, the other part of the garden just beyond that patio is finally feeling like a little oasis from the chaos. I’ve used much of what I already owned in terms of furniture but have made a few new purchases including lighting, a rug, a few accessories and a whole bunch of plants and I’ve been lucky to collaborate with MADE again (a brand I love and one I’ve worked with many times in the past) who are providing a new dining table set, planters and cushions to finish everything off.
I wanted to carry the colour scheme from inside the house outside so that lead quite a lot of my choices so you’ll see a lot of nudes, pinks and peachy shades. I’ll probably share the back deck dressed up with you first over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for that but in the meantime, I thought if you were looking for cute pieces for your own garden, you might like to see some of my choices I’ve made so far.
Pink & Mustard Geometric Cushions from Made / Tasselled Solar Lanterns from Lights4Fun / Corner Dining Set from Made / Pink Terrazzo Planters Set from Made / Green Metal Garden Table from Maisons du Monde / Round Raised Planter from Made / Portside Outdoor Sofa from West Elm (previously owned, no longer in stock) / Pink Geometric Outdoor Rug from The Rug Seller / Pink Graphic Outdoor Cushion from Maisons du Monde / Pink Terrazzo Raised Plant Pot Set from Made / Pink & Sage Plant Pot Set from Made / Festoon Lighting from Lights4Fun (image representative) / Pair Egg Chairs from George at Asda (previously owned, no longer in stock) / Concrete Coffee Table from West Elm (previously owned, no longer in stock) / Oval Raised Planter from Made / Pink Linen Cushions from Made
I’m still waiting on a few things to turn up at the moment so hopefully, it won’t be long until I’m able to share the deck area all finished! In the meantime, have you been doing any work in your own garden? Any favourites of the items I’ve chosen for mine? Let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer: This post has not been sponsored and is not part of my collaboration with Made – I just wanted to share!