How To Create An Eclectic Outdoor Summer Space

Last Updated on June 7, 2020 by Maria Brittis

How To Create An Eclectic Outdoor Summer Space

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First, I would like to thank my lovely friend, Tara, for organizing such a wonderful Summer Garden and Outdoor Space Tour. I have always loved the summer, with all the time I get to spend outdoors. Down south, the humidity and heat can sometimes be unbearable, but the evenings are always wonderful! I am excited to be decorating my backyard with some Moroccan-inspired and vintage pieces.

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I wanted to mix a variety of different styles for my outdoor space to create an eclectic look. I used bohemian fabrics for the pillows and vintage pieces for accents. Notice the plants are held in my antique dairy can!

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The tea set is vintage from the 1960s. My parents brought it back after their travels to Mexico City. They came back with a ton of pottery, and this set was what my mom gave me. It’s so beautiful, and I cherish it!

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All 9 pillows are made by me. The more pillows I make, the easier I find they are to create. Here’s the tutorial I used for the pillows, which was also from the One Room Challenge.


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  1. You outdoor space is so beautiful. I love the tea set from Mexico City, how cool!

    1. Roxanne, thanks so much for stopping by, I love these challenges because its a way to support each other and showcase our homes we love so much!I’m so happy I was able to find a home for my mom’s tea set other wise it would be in a places getting dust. Maria

  2. What an absolutely lovely patio space Maria!!! That tea set from your parents is stunning and great job on your pillows! Such a beautiful space! Thank you so much for sharing your space for the garden blog hop!!!

    1. It was such a nice Summer Garden Tour! Thanks for organizing it. I enjoyed it emmensly.

  3. Hi, Roxanne
    Nice, inviting and comfortable space you have created! Love all the beautiful trees and how you have decorated ! Just lovely!

    1. Kim, Thank you, its a quiet space where I can go relax and sip a glass of wine.:)

  4. Your backyard is so pretty and so colorful – just how I like it! I really love the pottery your parents brought you; what a treasure!

    1. Hello Bre, Thanks a ton for stopping by, its one of my favorite things about blogging, is commenting and responding back. I have always been a big believer in that and It such a beautiful part of blogging. Glad you like my outdoor space and have a great weekend.

    1. Woohoo, I love that you stopped by, I get silly when my bloggy friends visit. Blogging is one of those things only a blogger could understand. lol… Glad you like the Garden patio.

  5. You have such a lovely home and yard. I love ll o the pillows on the bench. Everything looks cozy. Big Hugs!

    1. Hey friend, thanks for stopping by, it makes my day to see your beautiful words at my blog.

  6. Crystal Walker says:

    I am working on a redo for my porch and this is so beautiful, I love all the colors and the whole set, these are exactly what I am looking for, thanks

    1. Crystal, You could buy some fabric and use my tutorial and its really easy and affordable to make the pillows, each pillow cost me about $3.00 to make. I bought about 5 yeards at $25.00, I made 9 pillows.


  7. Beautiful outdoor space. I love that tea set so much.

    1. Shahreen, thanks again, its one of my favorite tea set, I cherish it, because it was a gift from my mom.

    1. Thanks Vicki, its was such fun to do this project with your all. I truly have enjoyed it, I hope to see you at the Haven. Its my first time going.

  8. Maria, this is wonderful!There’s nothing better than a comfortable outdoor seating area. Your pine trees are beautiful!

    I hope you’ll join us Monday for the monthly garden linky party. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment, will stop by the party for sure.Thanks for reminding me.

  9. Nena Sinclair says:

    Wow, now this is my idea of paradise!! Just so beautiful and peaceful!!

    1. Nena, its a very pretty area where I live, but its get very hot here in the summer time. Thanks the stopping by.

  10. SO beautiful, Maria!!! I don’t know how you get any work done! I’d be out here all day if I were you! πŸ™‚

  11. I love the decorations on the tea set

    1. Michelle, thanks are you going to the haven I would love to meet you in person you are so nice! Such a warm person!

  12. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I love all your ideas and suggestions here, I really love that you added some older items
    with some of the newer items, and love the pops of colors here and there..’

    1. Dotty, glad you see that, because its so great to add things that we cherish.Thanks my dear for stopping by.

  13. WOW – I love those cushions!! You have a lovely outdoor space here.

    1. Sarah, fun fabrics I found online made this post pop, hope you are feeling better, thinking of you.

    2. Sarah, hope you are well! And hope you are taking it easy, have a great 4th and thanks for stopping by.
      xoxo Maria

  14. Jann Olson says:

    You have created a fabulous spot! I love the bohemian fabrics you used for pillows and the tea set from Mexico City adds the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with the garden party.

    1. I love the fabrics, I had second thoughts initially, but it was something different thats hwy i went with it. Thanks for stopping by

  15. Renee Rousseau says:

    Thanks for sharing such great ideas! I definitely want to have a tea party!! The last high tea I attended was at The Henry Ford Museum garden and it was lovely.

    1. Renee, Love the comment you left. That tea you attended must have been amazing. Sounds so classy.

  16. I love your colorful pillows! You’ve created such a cozy space πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Emily, hope you are going to have a nice 4th and thanks for stopping by

  17. What an inviting garden scene. Your post was truly like a lovely rose.Thank you for linking up to the garden party.

    1. Hi Jenny, happy to see you, thanks so much for stopping by, hope you and your family have a great 4th, love the lake shot on facebook.

  18. You have such a gorgeous backyard! I love all of the tall trees, and the area that you have set up to enjoy the outdoors! I love the mix of pattern and color, and of course the larger pieces are gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing this with us on the tour!!

    1. Iris, Such a compliment coming from you, you have such class and style, so I am so pleased you stop by. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  19. clojo9372 says:

    Your backyard is so pretty! I love all the decor you have. Especially that tea kettle and cups, they are gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

  20. Your outdoor space is beautiful. I absolutely adore your pretty tea set. I can just imagine sitting there enjoying a good book and sipping tea!

  21. It’s so beautiful! I can’t wait until I get around to getting our patio done πŸ™‚ Love the eclectic details.

    1. Kati

      Hope you are well! thanks for stopping by. The summer your was a sweet experience with some really sweet ladies.

  22. Your garden is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. πŸ™‚

  23. I could see easily relax here and listen to the hums of a Southern Summer!
    Love, those adorable cushions and of course the tea set!

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