We are in process of having our roof deck re-stained for the summer and I finally ordered a set of teak furniture for the deck…something I have been wanting to do for a long time. We had a plastic table and chairs for the past few years that served the purpose just fine. After some crazy storm last year, a huge hole was blown out of the center of the table. No idea how that happened, but it was definitely a sign to finally invest in my beloved teak table.
Husband M is having his 30th birthday this summer and I would really like to use the roof deck for a party. I put together an inspiration board of the design/feel I am trying to achieve this year. I’m hoping to get the deck pulled together soon and will post before and after shots. Roof decks can pose some challenges with outdoor designs. First off, everything needs to be pretty rugged as there is so much exposure to the elements. I’m hoping that teak will last a lot longer than our plastic furniture. Secondly, any small accessories need to be pretty portable or be able to be tied down so you can either remove them or store them before a storm. Third, forget the candles. My candles usually stay lit for about 10 seconds before the wind blows them out. I highly recommend getting a set of candelas.
Teak Adirondack Chair – Bed Bath & Beyond, $90
Candela Rechargeable Lamps, $85
Galvanized Metal Serving Pieces | Pottery Barn, $29
Globe Paper Lanterns, Set of 10 | Pottery Barn, $25
Ultrasoft 16-inch Navy Blue Throw Pillows (Set of 2) | Overstock.com, $25
What are your outdoor design ideas? Do you run into any challenges while attempting to decorate the great outdoors?