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Garden Shabby-chic Style Patio, Los Angeles

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Example of a cottage chic patio design in Los Angeles with no cover — Houzz

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sophiejli wrote:
What kind of tree/bush with the pink flowers is that?
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Myriam Lluria
It's almost impossible for Bouganvilla not to grow well....they're actually better left alone, and do well in sunny, dry weather.
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Gail Flynn
I have been looking and looking for an out side,round 60" table cloth, that is pretty and waterproof! I have one from 15 years ago and it's very faded, Any suggestions?
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Twana wrote:
Is that a mirror behind the table? Or is it an opening in the fence?
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Mimi Smith
I would make it a real opening, for my large dogs to enjoy.
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Ginny Moore
What kind of stones are they?
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montrealcat wrote:
Tablecloth - That tablecloth is so fun. Where did you get it?
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cheets3
I really would like to get hold of this tablecloth .. Where o where can it be?
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auracaplett wrote:
Can you help me by sharing where the table and chairs set was purchased? Thanks!
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Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
They were a gift, but I'm sure you can find similar ones at Home Depot or even Costco.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lily Gahagan added this to Our Big Book of 50 Valentine's Day Decorating Ideas
Should the weather cooperate, a homemade meal in the garden would be a Valentine's treat I'd certainly love.
Scheer & Co. Interior Design added this to Romantic Outdoor Dining Inspiration
Nestled beneath flowering trees, this cozy dining spot is one I would have trouble leaving. Pulling the mirror outside brings an unexpected indoor element and the gravel clearing gives the dining nook a sturdy landing pad.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 4 Steps to the Perfect Garden
If you have a small garden, this space gives you a great excuse to play with design. Try adding special details that you'd normally find indoors to increase the sense of space. Mirrors are a great way to create an illusion that the space is larger than it actually is.
Sheila Schmitz added this to What's in Your Garden?
Is your outdoor dining room in its full glory?
Erin Lang Norris added this to Out in the Yard: Creating an Art-Inspired Garden
Mirrors. These light-reflecting beauties introduce a new level of whimsy to any outdoor living space. This one is casually slung low to the ground, giving the area a laid back, easygoing vibe. Increase the attraction of your favorite container garden by placing one directly behind it..
Laura Gaskill added this to Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own
The garden offers even more possibilities. A table set beneath the shade of a tree or arbor would make an inspiring place to work. Consider adding a mirror or small water feature as a romantic finishing touch.
Becky Harris added this to Patio Power: 12 Ways to Energize Your Outdoor Room
Throw a Tablecloth Over Your TableTime: 1 minute; 5 minutes if you iron it first.Starting budget: I recently found the cutest DwellStudio for Target tablecloth on clearance for $7.This quick and easy move can tie the patio to the plants around it through color. Your table will look fresh and inviting for your guests.
Martine Resnick added this to 8 European-Style Patios That Invite and Charm
English cottage. This garden is reminiscent of the English classic book The Secret Garden. Lush vines, rich color and quiet nooks for reading and relaxing give it a peaceful feel. If you're inspired by the Brits' beautiful gardens, start with a table and chairs in painted white iron or go for a fun color such as sage green, dusty pink or baby blue. Use floral chintz for your table linens and crockery; mix, match and clash those patterns! You can pick up odd pieces of china tableware and old silver cutlery sets at your local antiques market. Add lots of different herbs and colorful flowers. Even though an English garden looks all romantic and natural, there is a little planning involved. First work out what flowers and herbs will thrive in your climate (and when they bloom). Then think through different heights you will need to get those lovely layers of color. Delphiniums and lupines (blues) give some height, then add upright campanulas (white), geraniums (pinks or red), cosmos daisies (pinks and whites) or agapanthas (blues or white). On the final lower layers, consider something like bedding dahlias and begonias with some trailing plants such as cacopa or verbena. Plant in groups and pack everything in close.You can also try climbing plants such as creeping roses to cover railings or exposed walls, and add a small water feature to create a relaxing sound of running water.
Debra Prinzing added this to Let Spontaneity Loose for Abundance in the Landscape
The desire to discover the hidden secret or the unexpected treasure is indeed the allure for many garden lovers. Here, tucked beneath a prolific bougainvillea, a mosaic-framed mirror is tilted against the dark fence. It serves both as living artwork, reflecting the greenery elsewhere in the garden, and as a faux window for the outdoor dining room. The intrigue makes this endearing space even more spontaneously beautiful.Previous: 10 Elements of an Abundant GardenNext: Views and Vistas add Abundance to the Landscape

What Houzzers are commenting on:

A Watson added this to Reno Garden
Hide rock wall pretty cozy. Spiders???
Ketaki Godbole Randiwe added this to reflective surfaces
Create the illusion of space - Great things come in small packages, but this cosy little garden dining area feels bigger than it is thanks to the mirror next the the table.
springwood added this to Anna's
defo not an expensive set of chairs and table but the flowers and cloth make it wonderful. you could easily get a ready made arch and plant climbing roses or jasmines
Kelly Grindley-Warwick added this to Garden Space
Private dining space, gravel, social space

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