Bloggers Give Back: Heading Outdoors

May 10, 2011

The Bloggers Give Back project I'm working on with some other fab bloggers is chugging along. Since Frankie Flowers came on board though, this project has become bigger and better than we first anticipated. We'll be doing a temporary install on June 6th with a full-blown garden overhaul to happen in September. Awesome!

As part of the install, we are excited to put the outdoor furniture in place, courtesy of our wonderful sponsor, IKEA Canada. Here's what they donated to our project:




The furniture is exactly what the residents at George Herman House were hoping for: low maintenance, flexible arrangements, and enough seating so that the residents and staff can all sit down and enjoy a meal together outdoors. A huge virtual hug to IKEA for providing such stylish and functional furniture. My personal favourite are the FALSTER dining table and benches. I saw these in person and love the washed grey faux wood grain.

To go with the furniture, our sponsor Tonic Living will be whipping up two bench cushions and four throw pillows. My preference for the fabrics is "preppy & nautical". I'm loving the bold green stripe of Boulevard for the bench cushions, paired with pillows in Flatiron (who doesn't love chevrons?) and graphic Empire in Navy (with contrasting piping in Flatiron). I know Tonic Living's work, so no doubt these cushions will just invite you to sit and lounge outdoors all day. If only I could!


But maybe you have your own outdoor space or indoor space that is in need of a little fabric love? Well, Tonic Living is also offering my readers a 10% discount on any order till the end of the year, no minimum (including samples!). Just type in BLOGGERS as the coupon code. Happy shopping!

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