If I haven’t said it a million times in the last two weeks, here it is again: I can’t wait until summer arrives! And I just happened to be surfing the Ikea site during lunch today and came across their new Summer Brochure (that coincidentally arrived at our house today!) and am so excited to see their expanded selection of outdoor living furniture and accessories. I say ‘expanded’ and anyone correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t remember them having quite as many pieces last year.
Although I truly do love Smith & Hawken’s stuff, you can buy at patio chair at Ikea for the price of a S&H chair cushion. Living on the east coast (middle part) where we are lucky to even use our patios 4 months out of the entire year (and that is if we are lucky enough to not have a sweltering summer), I have a hard time spending a ton of money on patio furniture and accessories. I think these are a great alternative. I would probably either make or invest in some off-season covers to protect the acacia wood.
Sometimes Ikea’s colors are a bit too primary for me, but the Summer Brochure has the yummiest shades of green, which I will call Jade. For other beautiful shades of green check out Holly’s post at decor8 "Green Glorious Green".
And I love the shades of red and orange with tangerine. For other beautiful shades of orange check out Victoria’s post at sfgirlbybay "In the Mood For Orange".
(All photos from Ikea Summer Brochure which you can see here.)