Welcome to this months Pinterest Challenge and my opportunity to share my relaxing patio style with blue and white accents with you. I must admit our monthly Pinterest challenge is quickly becoming one of my favorite excuses to decorate. To see last months PC see my post Simple Bucket Container Garden With Flowers.
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A big thank you goes to Cindy of County Road 407 for hosting our monthly Pinterest challenge. If you are stopping over from Barbara’s French Ethereal welcome. I’m excited to say we have 16 bloggers participating this month, so be sure to check out all the links at the end of the post.
Our inspiration this month comes from Bria Hammel Interiors and her Front Porch Reveal post. Be sure to stop by to see all the details of her beautifully styled porch.
The first thing that captures my attention are the soothing shades of blue fabrics and how they pop with the surrounding white accents. Of course the rattan furniture, flowers and ferns are also catching my attention with additional texture and color.
Now for the fun part, and shopping my home to see what I can pull together. Here’s my checklist of the elements I’m concentrating on to incorporate blue, white and rattan accents for our patio setting.
- blue and white pillows
- linen napkins
- blue and white kitchen towels
- white dishes
- rattan bar cart
- ferns and flowers
- something fun for the bar cart
Relaxing Patio Style With Blue And White Accents
In the center of each white dinner plate is a blue linen napkin with a simple knot holding utensils in place. This is an easy way to set the table for a casual look. By the way we use the same dishes and silverware on the patio as we do indoors.
Odds and ends make up the centerpiece with oyster shells, candles with ribbon, avocado stems and glass floats. The bucket of fishing corks creates summer interest and pulls in some of the rattan color.
Blue and white pillows add color and comfort to the patio chairs that we seriously need. Two of the outdoor pillows recently received a makeover with new pillow covers that I made with leftover toile fabric. You might like this stipe lumbar pillow in a similar color.
I’m loving the look of these pillow covers, plus that little peek of the blue plaid fabric reminds me of summer picnics. For more pillow cover ideas see my recent post, Ideas For Making Easy Pillow Covers With Ties.
Patio Styling with a Rattan Bar Cart
Borrowing the rattan bar cart from indoors makes setting up a drink station easy. I’m having fun finding ways to style it for the challenge.
Like the bar cart in our inspiration photo, I’m displaying a variety of white dishes. Unfortunately, I don’t have any milk glass dishes, so to give it just a hint of a vintage flare I’m using a scale as a platform for white plates.
Blue and white dish towels add soft texture to the cart, while limes in a speckled bowl adds a different shade of green. If you’re looking for a pitcher I found this glass pitcher similar to mine.
Patio Plants And Flowers
We already have a ton of greenery with two blueberry bushes flanking the table, but still, a little accent of pink is a welcome sight. Pink kalanchoes and ferns in oval containers are a lucky find and fit in well with this patio scene. I feel so lazy not having to create any flower arrangements, just water and enjoy.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration you are going to love!
Up next in our Pinterest challenge is Katie of Let’s Add Sprinkles sharing her lovely deck. Don’t forget to check out all the links below for inspiration you can use too.
Pinterest Challenge Tour