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I am very excited to show you our new outdoor patio set up, gifted by Paddy O’ Furniture. I always wanted our backyard to be an extension of our home but wasn’t sure how to get there and let me tell you I have it figured out! These are the three things I insist every outdoor space needs (and Benjamin agrees) –

    1. Comfortable furniture to scale – something you can lounge on, like a couch depth. Texture is important!
    2. A large canopy umbrella – to give the backyard a ceiling of coziness at night and provide shade during the afternoon. It also keeps the heat in when a fire is lit.
    3. A fire to make your experience comfortable – a gas fire is easier than having wood nearby or on hand. No smoke is a plus too!

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Not only is our patio furniture beautiful and comfortable but the cushions are durable, fade proof, stain proof, and the counter top on the coffee table fire pit is fade proof, heat resistant and scratch proof resistant. The warranty on these items are incredible including the ability to refresh your cushions within 10 years (ask associate for details).

With such great weather in Phoenix for most of the year, it’s important to take advantage of it! And what’s the point of having a backyard if you can’t enjoy it as an extension of your home? 

Outdoor living is easy to achieve when you make sure you have the creature comforts outside.

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This patio space looks sophisticated and comfortable and we are ready to share this space with all our friends – there are so many places to sit! 

The Rancho Collection stood out to me right away because of the traditional meets contemporary design, and the design on the back of the furniture truly compliments the X’s we have around our home. I knew I would see the pattern of the aluminum frame (which makes it lightweight and won’t stain your patio) from inside the house, making the view beautiful from all sides.

The Rancho Collection comes in a larger sectional and a circular set up which I really love and wish I had a larger area for a circular one! 

I wanted to mix it up with the ottomans from a different style that also offered additional seating, a place to put your feet up, and visual interest.

Here’s the view from behind the main patio to the “island” where we also added two comfortable seats! 

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Items Featured: Rancho 6 Piece Outdoor Sectional / Rancho Outdoor Loveseat in Bliss Spa / Rectangular 60″x30″ Firepit / Base Color: Ombre, Fade and scratch proof top: Dekton® Entzo, glass color: Black / 24″ Round Ice Bucket Table 13′ Easy-Tilt Cantilever Patio Umbrella in Natural / Loire Valley Outdoor Ottoman / Outdoor Pillows by Elaine Smith available at Paddy O’ / Patriot Swivel Club Chair (new and coming to the site soon)

The Backyard island

We call this little area the island because it’s kind of floating in the back of our backyard and it’s not really a fountain so we can’t call it a fountain area. Anyway, this little bench seating area is used for fun gatherings too – like activities or cutting the birthday cake, we use all areas of our backyard. 

These swivel chairs from the Patriot Cushion Collection were perfect (they are very new to the collection and coming to the site soon, or call store to inquire) and looked so comfortable. I love that they can spin around to join those on the bench, and spin around to look at the backyard. 

Now let’s go over the features, warranties and uniqueness of these patio furniture items from Paddy O’!

EcoLumber – A wood look with a 25 year warranty

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There is a line of patio furniture made from EcoLumber, the high quality wood alternative if you want the look of wood and durability to last! I picked a few pieces from the Patriot and Adirondack collections and it comes in 4 colors, they look like wood grain and black and white. They come with a 25 year warranty!

I picked the Savannah a traditional style and there is also a contemporary style called California Style Adirondack Chair

BLISS Cushions are UV fade proof, stain proof and a warranty to cushion swap colors!

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3 year warranty and up to 10 years to reupholster your set!

Also the warranty is amazing – the Rediscover Your Bliss Program allows the reupholstering of your cushions (which come in 13 colors) in another color should you get tired of it, or find they need some freshening up because of kids or your dog chews up the cushions. You can do this within the 10 years after your purchase date.*

It’s so convenient too! I always worry about the furniture I get and how I’d have to get it reupholstered if something happened (and worried about the expense). 

*You can go to the same store and they will handle it for you for free (see associate for details).

Which color do you like best? As a color lover I went for the Bliss Spa, but I also loved the Fern color. I could go either way.

Scratch proof, fade proof fire pit coffee table

A lovely coffee table fire pit is so pretty to have on and enjoy when the temps are cool. Add an umbrella over it and it keeps the heat in, a tip given to me by sales associate Jill — trust me it works! We fell asleep on the first night on the couch with the fire all cozied up and woke up at 9:30 pm! We never had furniture we could nap on like this!

It is easy to light the fire pit. It uses the same small propane tanks we use for our grill.  

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The top of these firepits feature a Dekton finish which is available in five finishes. Dekton tops are fade proof, withstand the harshest weather, and you can put hot things on it like straight from the pizza oven, you can also use the hard top as a counter top and slice and prep right on it! It is made for outdoors and durability.

The lid for the firepit lays flat so you can completely cover the fire pit, and the entire table with a tablecloth when not in use. 

Side table that doubles as an ice bucket

When I saw this ice bucket side table and how it doubled as an ice bucket when you removed the lid, I was thrilled!

I love items that have a dual purpose when you need it.

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A Large Canopy Patio Umbrella

Shade is always a good idea in Arizona and might be where you are too.  We had a large tree die in the backyard recently and were worried about the sun radiating on the pavement and bouncing into the south facing garden room.

The 13′ easy tilt umbrella had to be ours! Having this will prolong the time we can be outside and give us shade relief and will solve the problem I was worried about – reducing the radiating summer heat off the pavement into the house. It also makes you feel cozy – like the rooms that have lower ceilings, it provides a ceiling outdoors and makes the area feel intimate.

The large patio umbrellas comes in other sizes, styles and 10 colors so you can add some great pops of color to your backyard – imagine using these large umbrellas to give shade over the pool! 

Plastic looks like wood with a 25-year warranty

EcoLumbar by Paddy O’ is a natural wood look that comes in 4 colors, the Adirondack Chairs are made from a high-density polyethylene material and made in Phoenix Arizona! 

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OUR PATIO Before

Our furniture was small scale, looked underwhelming. We could only sit on it, not take a nap, and it didn’t look as inviting and substantial. It was best for a smaller area and casual seating and we rarely found ourselves siting outside because it didn’t and wasn’t luxuriously comfortable.

In Conclusion

“I’ve never been outside so much!” said Benjamin within the first few days of our Paddy O’ furniture being delivered. 

I amazed to see how choosing the right outdoor furniture scale and style and comfort can elevate an outdoor space and make you want to spend more time outside — which we all should! Sunshine is good for us

I am thankful for my friends at Paddy O’ Furniture for their generosity and making my space look this fantastic! We have been outside every day at different times enjoying our backyard in a way we never have before and can’t wait to have our friends over!

My Patio Furniture Design Tips

  • Classic colors for cushions: Blue and green, deep colors are classic.
  • There are 13 fun colors to choose from, add some color to your backyard to brighten your mood!
  •  If you are fearful of color, green is a neutral in outdoor spaces because it fades into the background with your trees and bushes. It’s nature’s neutral. I love the fern color offered by Paddy O’ – remember you can swap colors within 30 days if you think you made the wrong decision! 
  • Mix up your patio furniture sets, instead of all the same, add some texture with other furniture pieces, just like your indoor furniture you wouldn’t buy an entire furniture set, you mix it up!

Featured products

You can order furniture online no matter where you live, and visit store locations in Arizona and Tennessee. There will be more options to see in store. I went to the Paddy O’ store in Scottsdale to see the outdoor furniture pieces in person, and it was beneficial to feel the Bliss cushions available and see the patio umbrellas. 
 
Check out the complimentary design consult to help you discuss what products offer, any demonstrations and be prepared! Show up with an image of your backyard space and if you can, measure it. That will help you and a sales associate when it comes to selecting furniture. Remember you can swap your cushion colors and furniture within 30 days if you feel like you need something different. 

What do you think? We are so thrilled and thankful and hope this inspires you to check out Paddy O’ online or in stores in Arizona and Tennessee. 

Spring backyard in bloom, phoenix Arizona garden lifestyle blogger Diana Elizabeth // pink roses Queen Elizabeth

Outdoor furniture was provided by Paddy O’ Furniture in exchange for a blog post and social media. No compensation was provided and all opinions are of my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog and what I do.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

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