66 In My Home

My outdoor space part 1

Today I’m finally revealing my outdoor space! Between lots of rain and finding the right way to have shade on the patio and all, it took me a bit to get it all up and ready!

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Our house has a back patio and an area covered with grass, where we have the pool and the trampoline. The rest is all paved and the front patio is all closed in as well. In Spain, houses aren’t as open as in North America. If you drive by our house on the street, you can’t see the porch and front patio at all, it’s all closed in and very private. I can’t really decide, what I like better. I used to like our open front in Canada and how it looked, yet we only always used the porch, not really the grass area in the front, cause we preferred more privacy. Here, on our street, it looks pretty boring, all fronts are kinda the same, as they are all closed in with walls, but I must say, we do enjoy every single square meter we have, it’s all private and we like that. You open the door to our property and then there is the front patio which I will be showing another time, and from there you go in and around the house. Today I’m showing you our back terrace.

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This is how it looks when you step out the living room doors. I bought this sofa last summer and we love it and relax on it all the time. You can see my painted pillows on it and I like how it looks!

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Attention, bunny photo bomb! He just has to be everywhere!

I hung curtains around the terrace to have shade, it gets so hot and like this it stays at least a bit cooler…plus I like how it looks and the summerly feel that comes with it…

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In the back you can also see my little table that I gave a new look for my nephew the other day. Out here is the perfect spot to be creative I think!

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Here I used the two pallets I still had laying around. I gave them a good cleaning and just got a thick seating cushion for the top. I must admit, I was too lazy to do anything fancy with the pallets, this was the easiest way to use them right now. It’s actually comfy and the girls like to hang out there. I made the two plant stands and it gives it a bit of a frame….[and I know where to put down my glass of wine when we sit there at night] 😉

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I’m really lovin’ all the blue and white accents this summer.

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I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my relax zone, my outdoor space part 1! You can find us laying on that sofa most of the time, I enjoy it a lot! 

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    10/06/2016 at 20:07

    I’m sure lots of people, including me, are ready to come over to your outdoor space and take a restful siesta! But then, I guess it wouldn’t really be your outdoor space anymore if that happened, would it?! You did a lovely job making this back porch look oh, so inviting!

    • Katrin
      10/06/2016 at 21:26

      Thank you so much Ginger, you are so sweet to say that! Happy Friday night!

  • Candace
    10/06/2016 at 16:24

    Your outdoor space is so inspiring – I love the blues and grays. The use of those pallets was simple, but looks like a good cozening spot for the girls – I can see why they like it!

    • Katrin
      10/06/2016 at 16:49

      Thanks so much Candace! Yes, they do enjoy that spot!

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    09/06/2016 at 01:11

    Katrin, your outdoor space is lovely! I really need to work on ours some more! Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

    • Katrin
      09/06/2016 at 12:58

      Thank you Lori, I’m happy you got inspired here!

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    08/06/2016 at 07:02

    I could go for a siesta on the pallet bed! What a cozy place to curl up with a book! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

    • Katrin
      08/06/2016 at 09:40

      Hahaha, yes, for sure, reading a book out here is lovely! Thanks so much Rebecca!

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      08/06/2016 at 09:40

      Yes, those curtains are definitely needed here, it gets too hot otherwise! Thanks so much friend 🙂

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  • Nikki
    07/06/2016 at 22:27

    I knew it would be gorgeous! I’ve been patiently, or not so patiently, waiting for your reveal! It’s a lovely place to hang out and relax with the whole family. That outdoor couch certainly would be a great place to take an afternoon nap and watch the curtains flutter in the breeze. I love all the blue and white accents, and the tins filled with greenery! No wonder the bunny likes hanging out! I would too! xx

    • Katrin
      08/06/2016 at 09:36

      Aww, Thanks friend, I’m happy you like it, I wish I could have you over for a coffee….or wine…. that would be lovely! Have a lovely day!

  • Laurie
    07/06/2016 at 21:07

    A truly lovely space you have created Katrin! I can understand why your girls would spend a lot of time there 🙂 All of your blue and white accents are perfect to help create a peaceful, relaxing summer haven. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share.

    • Katrin
      08/06/2016 at 09:34

      It’s so nice of you to say that Laurie, Thank you!

  • Tara @ Lehman lane
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    Such a comfy spot you have outside Katrin! How nice that it is so private and your bunny is too cute:). Great idea to hang the curtains to make it cooler. Have a wonderful week and take care, Tara

    • Katrin
      08/06/2016 at 09:41

      Thanks so so much Tara! We really do enjoy the summer here 🙂 even if it gets too hot! Have a lovely day!

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living
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    I am in love with your back patio!! I think those curtains are the perfect touch – for both the heat and the look it gives. It’s such a relaxing space!

    • Katrin
      07/06/2016 at 20:47

      Thanks so much Jenny, you’re so sweet!

  • Tiffany
    07/06/2016 at 10:55

    Love it!! I’ve always wanted an outdoor living area like this. I especially love the way you re-purposed the pallets. And of course the spot for your wine…that’s a very important feature! 😉

    • Katrin
      07/06/2016 at 20:44

      Aw Thanks so much Tiffany, I’m happy you like the space!

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    What a beautiful relaxing retreat! I love the siesta pillow and that you have a place scoped out to sit your wine! Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Link Party this week. 🙂

    • Katrin
      07/06/2016 at 14:56

      Thanks Cristina! We really enjoy our patio!

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    • Katrin
      06/06/2016 at 22:21

      Thanks Sally! Yes, the bunnies are loved! How exciting for you to be able to live in your own house, that must be so much fun to get everything ready!

  • Katerina
    06/06/2016 at 16:15

    I loved your idea with the curtains! It seems you have all the advantages but you are not missing the precious light!

    • Katrin
      06/06/2016 at 22:24

      Yes, the curtains are needed, because in the afternoon there’s lots of sun on this side of the house and it just gets too hot otherwise. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Theresa
    05/06/2016 at 19:42

    I love your space & the lounge area. So many cute decor touches to your space! How nice that your space is covered I bet you get so much use. I wish we had a covered spot as it gets so hot here. I bet its awesome for nice evenings outdoors. Your bunny is adorable. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Have a great week ahead!

    • Katrin
      06/06/2016 at 09:40

      Thank you so so much Theresa, I appreciate the visit 🙂

  • Sam@Raggedy Bits
    05/06/2016 at 14:05

    I just love your outside space Katrin! I especially love your groovy pallet lounge!! So clever! Your family and yourself must have lots of fun times out there! Think I might have to pop by for a coffee one day! 😉 Thank you so very much for sharing your lovely space with us over at Waste Not Wednesday Party! 🙂

    • Katrin
      05/06/2016 at 17:45

      Oh that would be lovely having you over for a coffee and a project maybe ? lol 😉 Thank you Sam, yes, we do enjoy our outdoor space a lot this time around!

  • Martie
    03/06/2016 at 22:35

    Love it! I especially love your pallet siesta spot…and, of course, the bunny! Blue is my favorite color, and I love the shades you chose. I might need a little nap spot on my screened in porch now! 🙂

    • Katrin
      04/06/2016 at 13:35

      Thank you so much Martie! I’m happy you like my outdoor space! This season all the blues are so nice hey?

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    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 20:58

      Thanks Michelle! Yes, we really like that it’s private and cozy and we love hanging out here!

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    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 20:54

      Hahaha, that is so sweet, Yes, in this house we adore bunnies, they are just so cute and funny and really great pets! Thanks Liz!

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    03/06/2016 at 17:54

    I love this so much! Picking you as my feature this next week!

    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 20:51

      Yay, you’re the Sweetest, Thank you so much Kelsie!!!

  • Lynn
    03/06/2016 at 15:43

    What a lovely space and I just really love the curtains outside. Think I’m going to do something similar to a small outdoor area we have as well. What type of fabric did you use?
    And I ❤ that photo bombing bunny! I’d love one, but my mean evil cat makes that impossible. 😢 Butt I do think Flora would love to have a bunny to snuggle with.
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    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 20:48

      Aw Thank you Lynn! The curtains are from Ikea, they are linen and really nice and give nice shade as well! These bunnies bring us all a lot of joy, they are so funny! I’m sure Flora would love a bunny friend :), and maybe your cat too, if you got a baby bunny? Not sure about cats though…. 🙂

  • Leslie
    03/06/2016 at 14:13

    So many fun accents and areas. That pallet bed looks like the perfect place to curl up and read a good book.

    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 20:42

      Thanks so much Leslie! yes, we definitely hang out there!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    03/06/2016 at 13:29

    Katrin your outdoor space is lovely! Looks so peaceful and inviting. I love the resting area you made with the pallets.

    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 20:33

      Thanks so much Linda! We all enjoy it very much 🙂

  • Ilka
    03/06/2016 at 00:24

    Your indoor space turned out so nice and cozy Katrin! Love the seating ideas with the pallets!

    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 08:00

      Thanks Ilka! Using the pallets was a fast and easy idea in the moment to do something with them not involving paint, 😉

  • Nikki
    02/06/2016 at 21:05

    Great space! We do not use our back deck and I have decided its because there is not a comfortable seat there. There are seats but I want somewhere to lounge and your sofa looks like what I need! I have been shopping for one but haven’t found THE one yet. And I like the gray color of yours. I had not considered gray before but I think I am leaning that way now. Now. If you will just let me come try yours out for size…. 🙂 gwingal

    • Katrin
      03/06/2016 at 07:58

      Yeah, come on over and try it out, lol! I do love that comfy sofa there and it makes such a big difference. Before we always had the outdoor dining table there, but we would never sit at it, except to eat of course. So this sofa was the right buy to be able to lounge and enjoy! Also, gray is great for outside as you don’t see stains right away, even though the covers come off for washing. Thanks so much for stopping by Nikki!

  • Christine
    02/06/2016 at 05:55

    oh gawd I live the bunny photo bombs!!!!! And I miss Spain!!! I love Spanish architecture!!! I forgot how you ended up in Spain??? Super cute patio, I recognize the standard Spanish tile on the patio…LOL !!!!

    • Katrin
      02/06/2016 at 08:01

      hahaha, yes, those tiles, they really love them here! Everywhere, lol! Bunny photo bombs are the best, hey?

  • Gina
    02/06/2016 at 02:17

    This looks so fabulous! The colors and the throw pillows and all of it has just come together so well. Love it!

    • Katrin
      02/06/2016 at 07:59

      Thanks so much Gina! I’m ready for a relaxing schedule free summer!!!

  • Ellen
    01/06/2016 at 19:43

    This is lovely! The wood pallets are something I also used on a porch of a former home as a table. I love the rustic look of them and my son has since repurposed them for his beach house. I really love those curtains, they look so soft and cooling. The colors and textures in your outdoor space are so beautiful, all very pleasing to the senses. Thank-you for the tour and love hearing about Spain. Question- are the bunnies real?

    • Katrin
      01/06/2016 at 20:16

      I’m happy you like my outdoor space Ellen! It is a relaxing spot to be and yes, the bunnies are real, lol! They are always getting their little noses into everything I do out there, so when I took the photos they had to be there too! Spain is hot right now, yesterday the temps climbed up to the 30’s already and it’s so nice! Thanks so much for your visit!! Have a great day!

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    01/06/2016 at 14:52

    You have a great space there, Katrin! I would love to have some privacy. Even though only a few families live up the hill on our little bumpy road, there always seems to walk or drive someone by when I’m out in the garden or on the balcony. Your gray wicker furniture is gorgeous. The pallet bed looks quite comfy and I would take a siesta there anytime. 🙂 Your bunnies are so cute!
    xo Julia

    • Katrin
      01/06/2016 at 20:14

      Thank you Julia! I really like the privacy as well, cause we are very close to the neighbours houses on both sides. The bunnies are always everywhere, they are so curious and need to be in the middle of things 😉

  • Keri
    01/06/2016 at 14:40

    Katrin, your patio is amazing!! I love your furniture and definitely all those blue and white accent pieces. You did a great job decorating the patio. I bet it’s so wonderful spending time outside with a space like that! Your little bunny is too cute. Great photos by the way! Can’t wait to see part 2!

    • Katrin
      01/06/2016 at 20:01

      Hahaha, yes those bunnies are always photo bombing everything, they just have to get in the middle of things. it is definitely our favourite hangout in the summer, especially since we don’t have a family room, just living room, so this extra space is wonderful to have! Thanks for stopping by friend 🙂

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    01/06/2016 at 14:02

    Beautiful space Katrin! I love all of the little quirky details. The driftwood art on top of your pallet immediately caught my eye as did the cute pom pom garland on the curtains. And all those pretty blue and white accents really make it pretty and relaxing. I’m coming over to hang out with your bunny! 😉

    • Katrin
      01/06/2016 at 20:00

      Hahaha, yes, please!!! I’m happy with the space, we enjoy it a lot in the summer, my girls basically live out here all day! Thanks Mary!