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Give your backyard a facelift with these affordable finds.
Soaking up summer’s warmth feels like a luxury in its own right, as the sunny skies become our cue to channel exotic locales at home. For a dose of design inspiration, turn to Canadian Tire’s CANVAS™ line. We partnered with the brand to create this chic outdoor retreat with global influences. Timeless CANVAS pieces, such as the Tofino resin wicker conversation set, metal dining chairs, hammered metal nesting tables, woven baskets and whimsical string lights, act as stylish staples, while layered travel mementoes and vintage finds in bright hues combine to make the look personal.
Everything from the one-of-a-kind rug to the cheerful shibori toss cushions and Moroccan bread basket brings a cozy and collected feel. Lush potted plants, which can be scooped up at a Canadian Tire garden centre, add a tropical vibe. Served on stylish shatterproof dishware, an offering of light fare and refreshing bevvies sets the stage for an alfresco fete. The take-away? Mixing and matching CANVAS foundation pieces with unexpected treasures lends an individual aesthetic to a space. Bonus: Doing so will stave off your wanderlust, so you can stylishly celebrate summer in your own backyard.
Top 5 finds
Home & Style Director Anne Marie Favot reveals her outdoor must-haves from Canadian Tire's CANVAS line.
1 CANVAS serving board, $30, canadiantire.ca.
2 CANVAS contempo bucket chair, $90, canadiantire.ca.
3 CANVAS Heidi basket, $20, canadiantire.ca.
4 CANVAS Montmarte outdoor string lights, $55, canadiantire.ca.
5 CANVAS Marraketch nesting patio side table, $128 per set of 2, canadiantire.ca.