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  1. Kathy Simonson says:

    Love the space, love the décor and colors. You make everything your own, i.e. all the little details. It’s such a treat to see all your photos and I look forward to every one of your posts. Thanks so much for sharing Lory! Sincerely, Kathy

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! That is such a nice thing to say and really makes me feel great… 🙂 You made my day!!

  2. Warm, Cozy & Super Beautiful! I love how you put a linen tablecloth on the coffee table..what a great idea!

    1. Thanks so much, Randi!! While I did pul pieces from all over my home, I realized this pretty much looks just like I moved my den outside! Lol. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I have a deck right off of the dining area that would lend itself beautifully to this kind of treatment, but it’s a bit small. May I ask how big your space is?

    1. Sure, Pattie. I believe the deck is about 12′ x 18′, but I think you can accomplish this look with 12′ x 12′. I have a small bistro table and chairs on the other side that I didn’t even include in this post, and I’m planning to put a grill on that side too, so I think if you just omit that part, it can be done on a smaller deck. I think the key is the sectional seating. I felt I wanted to be able to eat, converse and sunbathe and a couch was the one piece that would get that done. So many people fill up their decks with a large dining table, but then that’s the only thing you can do there. As long as you can fit seating and a coffee table, you can eat outside in a relaxed atmosphere. Thanks so much for visiting the blog!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous – I would sooooo enjoy sipping tea from your beautiful china from your lovely silverplated tea service on that AWESOME patio sectional weith pretty pillows! : – )

    Very nicely done, ma’am! ♥

  5. Gorgeous outdoor space!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  6. Hello Lory,

    You have made that basic outdoor space an elegant and cozy space. An extension of your home. I love all the textures and romantic touches that you have added. It is certainly the perfect relaxing spot.



    1. Thanks, Janet!! It does kind of look like my den because of the pillows, but we did really use the white sectional and other furniture all summer and really enjoyed… 🙂

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Well done Lory! I love the sectional and the addition of the throws and pillows gives it such a cozy and inviting feel. Love the fall foliage in the background! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks, Jann! This was the one challenge of townhouse living that almost kept me from moving here – the giving up the backyard thing. That’s why I really enjoyed styling this post. It felt like a bit of a triumph… 😉

  8. Ginger Valdes says:

    It looks beautiful! That Autumn backdrop is amazing with your styling. And so cool for you to display the magazine featuring a fellow blogger, Anita Joyce. So you’re not only very talented, but generous.

  9. Lory I just saw your porch post. I love it but in love with the fall pillows. Where did you find them???

    1. Ahh, they’re from back in the day when I used to work for Ralph Lauren. The floral is the Knightsbridge floral and I love mixing it with the tweeds. You can sometimes find them on eBay. They are long since discontinued.

  10. Donna Whitley says:

    I love the look, but can’t help but wonder what you do when it rains? I have to scurry around and remove all cushions and pillows and hope that it doesn’t rain when I am not home. Is your deck covered? Do you have an awning?

    1. For everyday use, I keep Sunbrella pillows outside so they don’t have to be moved inside when it rains. But for a special event where I’m entertaining, and I’m bringing out dishes and food anyway, I will use indoor pillows with a more special look. Here is a link to my deck from this past summer and these cushions all stayed outside all summer: https://designthusiasm.com/patio-ideas-outdoor-decor/