Home: Porch Makeover with Frontgate and Grandin Road


One of the best things about living in Florida is that we have practically 365 days of summer. Aside from getting extra hot and humid in the peak of summer, it’s almost always a good idea to enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis. We especially love spending time in outdoor spaces that are extensions of the home. They are a great place to entertain friends, catch up with family and quietly read a book.

We recently had been looking for stylish, well-made and not crazy expensive patio furniture for our cute patio. That has not been an easy task! We hadn’t found what we were looking for until we spotted these new pieces from Frontgate and Grandin Road. They have several options that fit perfectly with our Palm Beach style, and we couldn’t be more excited to share some of them with you today!

Come along to see some behind-the-scenes pics of what we call our favorite new room in the house. It turned out so gorgeous, and we are counting down the days for cooler weather to come through so we can sit outside without breaking a sweat!


To makeover your patio, we suggest:

  1. Starting with a colorful rug. We love this durable jade bamboo rug from Frontgate. Bonus: it’s currently on sale for just over $100 for a 5×7 rug!
  2. Picking timeless furniture. For our patio space, we paired this classic Grandin Road bench {as featured in HGTV magazine!} with a playful set of dining chairs designed by Carleton Varney. The entire Ibis Isle Collection from Frontgate is swoon-worthy and many pieces are currently on sale!
  3. Playing around with pillows. We love Frontgate’s jade color and aren’t afraid to rock it! We added two solid jade pom pom pillows to the bench and a striped jade pom pom pillow to each of the chairs. We also added jade seat cushions to the two oversized dining chairs for extra comfort. For custom style, we are obsessed with this Capri Tile Monogram Pillow with an “N” initial from the Emily McCarthy Shoppe. It comes in 12 colors and can be monogrammed with 1 or 2 interlocking initials!
  4. Adding a coffee and side table. To keep an open feel, we like this acrylic coffee table from Grandin Road and also added a white garden stool. Both pieces are the ideal size and height for serving appetizers and cocktails. Juliska has beautiful bamboo serving pieces and Palm Beach Lately’s own flamingo and pineapple stemless acrylic glasses and flamingo and pineapple linen cocktail napkins are always a fave!
  5. Including plants! A patio wouldn’t be complete without pretty plants. We enjoyed going to our local nursery to pick out pink blooms to put in these to-die-for bamboo planters. We also love putting fresh flowers in a simple white vase on the coffee table!

We hope you enjoyed these porch makeover ideas! It’s well worth investing in an enjoyable outdoor space, and you can go as little or as big as your budget will allow!

If you’re looking to snag some of our featured pieces, now is a great time for special deals in addition to sales! At Frontgate, you can get $50 for every $100 spent and Grandin Road is offering 25% off your order during the month of September.

Have a happy Labor Day weekend!



Photography by: South Moon Photo

Hair by: AIRBAR

Patio furniture: c/o Frontgate and Grandin Road

Monogram pillow: c/o Emily McCarthy Shoppe

Bamboo serving pieces: c/o Juliska

Beth’s blue blouse: J.Crew {top seller!}

Beth’s white tassel earrings: c/o Tassel Soul

Danielle’s flamingo skirt: c/o Party Skirts

Danielle’s pom pom sandals: Goodnight Macaroon

Danielle’s pink tassel earrings: c/o Tassel Soul

Flamingo stemless acrylic glasses: Palm Beach Lately

Pineapple stemless acrylic glasses: Palm Beach Lately

Flamingo linen cocktail napkins: Palm Beach Lately

Pineapple linen cocktail napkins: Palm Beach Lately

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