outdoor furniture

cabin progress: patio table

cabin patio table // smitten studioAlong with the lounge chairs, we got our dining table and dining chairs squared away. Since I was loving the Redsmith and the Tolix so much from my initial search, but neither of them were really in my budget, I dug a little further and came across these Tabouret chairs on Overstock. They were a perfect mix of the two and a lot friendlier on the wallet.

patio-furniture

cabin patio // smitten studioI wasn’t expecting to go with an Ikea dining table either but when I saw the Applaro option, with its pretty color finish, clean lines, and the fact that it is adjustable and extends to fit 10 people, I was sold. Next trip we’ll be all set to dine and lounge alfresco.

Product Guide: Applaro Table by Ikea // Taboulet Chairs from Overstock // Applaro Lounge Chairs by Ikea // Chaise Cushions from Home Decorators

Check here to see the patio “before” photos
To see more of the cabin renovation check here

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

cabin progress: patio planning 2

Tagging onto yesterday’s post and the table search, I picked out the Rocha table to see how it sits next to my favorite chair options.

smitten studio outdoor chair guideI don’t usually like to have a matchy matchy dining set (even though that’s exactly what we have on the inside of the cabin). Sometimes it works, but I prefer when it doesn’t look like it all came from the same place. I am loving how the Redsmith and the Tolix are looking with that table oh, and the Hogsten (a nice inexpensive option). Decisions decisions…

Shopping guide: 1: Dexter Chair from West Elm // 2: Redsmith Chair from Anthropologie // 3: Rex Chair from CB2 // 4: Tolix Marais Chair from Design Within Reach // 5: Teak folding chair from Linens & Things // 6: Hogsten Chair from Ikea

cabin progress: patio planning

cabin patio // smitten studioAs you can see, our patio is still very much empty. While it makes for great uninterrupted views from the living room, it makes relaxing on the deck next to impossible. Last year we did so much work on the cabin that we didn’t spend near as much time as I would have liked outside. So this year, my first project is to furnish that space.

You might remember from the inspiration, my plan is to have a dining and a lounge space. I’ve narrowed it down to getting a long rectangular table for the eating area and two chaise loungers for the space nearest the lake. Here is a look at how I plan to lay it out.

cabin-deckSince the table is such a large piece, I am on a mission to get that picked out first. Here are a few of my top options for outdoor dining tables.

smitten studio outdoor table guideI’m leaning towards a simple silhouette like the expandable one or the rocha. Any favorites?

Product Guide: 1: Expandable table by West Elm // 2: Giardino table by Ballard Designs // 3: Garden Court table by Viesso // 4: Rocha table by Crate & Barrel

To see the patio before photos look here
To see all the progress on the cabin look here