Everyone deserves a quite respite at the end of the day. A space to unwind, refresh and just breathe. For me, this area is usually somewhere outside. While I would be just as happy to find solitude barefoot under a shady tree, I decided to put together a more sophisticated (yet totally relaxed) getaway on our back patio. I love the idea of a daybed. It functions as a sofa, but can transfix to a lofty place of slumber if the mood strikes.
I found this daybed at World Market. I was really impressed with the ease of the design and feel like it looks way more expensive than it really is. Add a few large euro pillows and a throw and you’re ready for a reading OR sleeping spot. The curtains are also from World Market, although I think they were intended to be used as table cloths. I added drapery clips to be able to move the curtains easily, depending on the location of the sun.
I decided to add some shade/part-sun loving greenery to soften to look. A large fig tree in the corner balances out the draping ferns and begonias. A hawiian sunset vine creeps up the side wall. We’ll see where it decides to go once it reaches the top!
Can you find Olive?