A couple weeks ago I shared the start of a patio refresh with At Home. I started with the two armless chairs and concrete table in my first post, and I’ve built up from there with a complete look (styled three ways) this week! I rounded out the seating arrangement with some modern blue dining or side chairs and brought in two round tables that can be used as accent tables or support a tabletop to make a long dining table. All of the pieces have the potential to be used in multiples ways, depending on how I arrange the patio furniture, so it’s fun to imagine the possibilities with these new pieces. I also switched out the throw pillows for some that matched the new blue chairs, and the bright pattern really energizes the space and reminds me of Jonathan Adler! Click through to see how I styled the three seating arrangements.
In this first look, I used the ottoman that matches the armless chairs as a centerpiece to the arrangement and used just two of the blue chairs on either side of one of the black metal tables. This is how we usually keep the patio when we’re not dining on it, so we can put our feet up and enjoy a book or chat when it cools down a bit in the evening.
When the armless chairs are pushed together it makes a little loveseat or banquette that creates a more rectangular arrangement. I put the black metal tables on either side of the banquette and moved the concrete side table to the opposite side, in-between the blue chairs. As you can see, I found matching seat cushions for the metal chairs that make them much more comfortable to sit in. Since they’re so wide, they easily switch from being dining chairs to side chairs and can definitely stand their own, in terms of scale, across from the banquette.
You may remember the outdoor dining table I pulled together last summer as a DIY project, which is basically the same concept I’m using here, except with more versatile bases. The black metal tables can easily pull out to the middle of the seating and hold the stained and sealed hollow-core door to instantly make the seating into a dining area. With all of the blue chairs pulled up, it makes a cheerful set-up for eating alfresco!
Although I love to sit outside – sometimes to work – and put my feet up, I’m fond of the dining table arrangement because it makes outdoor entertaining so easy. What’s your favorite set-up out of these three?