Our back patio is our very own little oasis. I am so in love with this space, and this blog takes you on a tour to show you how we set it up and what we chose for our furniture! Please enjoy Our Lakeview Deck Reveal.
I live for these perfect long summer days in the Okanagan; it takes me right back to my childhood. In fact, I can see my parent’s house from where I’m sitting (on our new lounger, I nearly slept out here it’s so comfy) while I write this post. They live 7 minutes away by foot, which we walk to through the world’s most gorgeous vineyards. I feel incredibly lucky to live so close to them, they are my everything.
Living in Kelowna, we spend nearly all of our time outdoors in the summer and of course, cooking and entertaining is a big deal to us! We wanted to create a warm inviting space that was also super comfortable to sit in for hours to soak up the lakeview, sip some good wine and spend time with our favourite people.
Charles designed the deck to be large, covered and essentially function as an extension of our interior living area. We set up a lounge area and chose the CANVAS Tofino Collection: it’s literally perfect! Our house is a traditional/cape cod style and this collection fits it to a ‘T’. The clean simple lines, classic off-white cushions with a subtle stripe detail (that are reversible, the other side has no stripes), and the lower profile so that our view isn’t compromised make it a great fit for our space. The set is also customizable, so you can configure it however you want (couch, sectional or even a u-shaped sectional for ultimate entertaining… we’re considering adding on to make it this shape as we have so many people over in the summer!). The CANVAS Tofino coffee table that matches the set has a section for storage underneath that can be used to store blankets, books (cookbooks for me lol)… whatever you need!
Patio Decor Accessories
We dressed up the space with tons of cool patio accessories from Canadian Tire. We found some incredible classic urn planters at such a reasonable price and since we weren’t in the mood for planting, we bought two white hanging baskets from Canadian Tire, cut off the hangers, and stuck them in the planters for a no-hassle beautiful, lush planter. Instant gratification…. totally up my alley! Since my thumb isn’t always as green as I would like it to be, we picked up a couple of silk topiary trees from Canadian Tire, put them in some simple black planters, and filled it with dirt to make it look real – these trees don’t fade for the record! The wood lanterns (they come with battery operated candles) completed the coastal vibe.
Patio Dining Set
We wanted the dining set to compliment the lounge set, and the CANVAS Monaco Dining Set was a perfect fit. We entertain A LOT, and wanted a set that would stand the test of time (and my kids lol), not fade, and not need upkeep such as re-staining. The CANVAS Monaco Faux Wood Tabletop Dining Table checked all our boxes. It has a simple design that compliments the lounge set, wipes down easily and has all the warmth of a wood table but requires zero maintenance. The CANVAS Monaco Wicker Patio Dining Chairs really compliment the patio table, are really solid and have a comfortable stone-coloured cushion that easily wipes clean to make them super comfortable. We dressed up the table with some gorgeous metal lanterns and found some awesome white dinnerware and classic cutlery along with some marble cutting boards and clear stemless plastic wine glasses for entertaining our guests. The CANVAS Backyard Mason Jar Dispenser is a huge hit, we fill it with ice and distilled water along with whatever fruit we have on hand to make it look pretty and taste amazing. The pretty ‘Charlotte’ tumblers are so awesome for serving up cocktails and I’m crushing on these galvanized nautical metal trays for serving it all up.
There are so many things that I love about this furniture, but I must say as a mom of two busy boys, I’m a big fan of the fact that all of the CANVAS cushions are designed with Tripel technology to repel stains, water and prevent fading. They are SO well made (read: don’t fall apart after a year like some of the sets I’ve had in the past) and the price point is completely approachable.