Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today on Instagram I shared a sneak peak at our downstairs area I named The Loggia. Like the rest of our house, I have BIG plans for this area. We were so busy last year when we moved in to do much to this space, but we are hoping to use it a lot more this year! So, come see what I whipped together today and my other plans for this space!
In order to keep our outdoor spaces straight, I decided to name each one. This is the back of the house. Upstairs are two of the areas. The uncovered half of the upper deck we call the Terrace (pictured in the center) and the screened-in porch is the Veranda (pictured on the upper right hand side). I named the largest outdoor area the Loggia, which is located beneath the other two. In case you are wondering, a loggia means an architectural feature which is covered, yet open to the elements and supported by a series of columns or arches. (aka an outdoor sitting room) So this certainly qualifies! (All of the names drive my husband crazy, but after 35 years, he just nods his head.) All of the area underneath the house is now officially THE LOGGIA.
This pretty little sitting area is getting a small face lift soon. The green wicker furniture is exposed to the elements and getting a bit faded. So, we’ll do a little cleaning and repairs and paint the wicker a dark brown. I’ll remove the cushion covers, then wash and replace them. And I’ll probably buy some new accent pillows too. (For now I just need to clean the pollen off of them!)
This dining area is perfect, however, can you guess what’s missing? You guessed it! A chandelier!!! So, Brad is tasked with finding a ceiling joist and hanging a hook for me over the table. (Can you imagine how much he loves being married to me?)
This little spot was unused space, and I wanted to dress it up a bit. Everything seemed so brown to me so I wanted to add a bit of color and fun.
I removed the wall clock and the beverage stand from the corner. (Not sure why this was out here anyway.)
I measured the space and found a little table that was tall and narrow and this one fit the bill! I added a mirror I had in my stash and propped it up on the table. A little bit of greenery and my statue, Bonnie, was all this spot needed! Since this little nook is protected from the wind and weather, this vignette should be fine. Don’t you love bringing indoor elements outside? I even thought about a lamp, but there is no outlet here.
Now this little spot has color and character! I also love the fact you can see the Jasmine reflected in the mirror. And my blue hydrangea is slowly finding its way to the garden, where it will be planted soon.
I also need to clean the fountain located on the side wall, and add fresh water.
For Lacey. She thinks it is her personal water bowl.
And a quick before and after. Because it’s what I live for.
Well, now that I did one fun thing outside, it’s time to focus on fixing up the other guest room. I guess the Loggia and Petite Salon projects must wait for another day. (When Brad is home and can help me. He escaped to the lake today.) Thanks for stopping by! What are you working on this Spring? Do tell! Until tomorrow, xoxo Dell