Apr 2, 2014
Outdoor living: Casual backyard oasis
Backyard deckSource: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home
Grey resin wicker furniture stands up to harsh Canadian weather conditions, and is sturdy and stylish. “I deliberately included lots of seating so that when we have guests there’s a comfortable spot for everyone,” says homeowner and Style at Home contributing design editor Christine Hanlon. The deck, pergola and shed were stained in an opaque grey to create a unified scheme.
Table for eightSource: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home
Up to eight people can dine on one side of the backyard deck. The table's glass top is perfect for outdoor entertaining because it can easily be wiped clean.
Tabletop accentsSource: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home
Stones are not only a great natural touch but they also act as table napkin weights when the forecast calls for a windy day. In the centre of the table sits a pot of white petunia flowers that make for a casual yet chic centrepiece.