So lets play “if I could do anything I wanted to my current deck it would be this!”… sounds fun right!?!  A little restricted dreaming.  Because lets face it, if I could really have my dream patio/deck it wouldn’t look anything like our current situation!
I LOVE our table we built last year… I mean LOVE!! It was one of our favorite projects to date (& happens to be nominated for the Top DIY Project of 2012 by Not Just A Housewife!  You can vote here if you feel the urge!)

I also love the Panton Chairs out there.  They have held up great & are easy to wipe off when dirty… it’s outside… it’s going to happen.  So those bad boys are going no where!

So to the dreaming… I would kill for Diane Von Furstenberg’s rug. It’s graphic meets tribal & black which we all know I will always gravitate towards.  Plus how amazing would that look under our table?!?  (FYI… it is not really an outdoor rug…) I am thinking I could accomplish this in a DIY just like last year’s stenciled rug. It is still holding up great, but for $20 I can switch the look up again this year.

Diane von Furstenberg on the terrace of her Manhattan headquarters, adore that rug!!!
The goal is to add a pergola over our existing deck this year.  After the umbrella debacle with the glass table we are thinking a more permanent structure would be the best option for us.
summer deck and pergola
With the pergola would come two necessary items.  Lighting & Privacy.  We are on an open corner lot & have zero privacy on the deck.  The option to pull a drapery panel or two while entertaining would be fantastic!
Restoration Hardware - more outdoor drapery ideas...
As far as the lighting goes, I could easily go for something like this mason jar grouping…
Mason jar lights... Maybe next year over our DIY live edge table ?
I’d also like to incorporate (in my dream remember…) a great upholstered sofa at the end of our deck.
Our Adirondack Chairs are fine… but for entertaining this would be ideal!
I also have an idea to incorporate a mirror out there…
Outdoor Reflection
I’m not dreaming TOO big.  But right now this is all a dream… We’ll see what (if any of this) gets accomplished this Spring.  Do you all have any plans for your deck/patio this year?