A Patio Makeover // Morning & Night + a Giveaway!

When we came to our house for the very first time, it was snowing. Everything was dormant outside & the backyard was a complete jungle. We knew it had tons of potential and couldn’t wait to give it a refresh over the Summer. Today we are excited to be teaming up with Arhaus, one of one of our favorite places to go for home décor & furniture, to share our before & after of our back patio!

I thought It would be fun to show how we use our patio in the evening & again in the morning. We love to sit out here under the string lights after the girls are in bed with a cocktail & some good music! In the mornings, this is the perfect spot for coffee & breakfast before it gets too hot!

Since we spend a ton of time on our patio, we knew we wanted some super comfy seating. We chose the Arhaus sofa & coffee table, which are not only gorgeous but super practical. The cushions have slipcovers that are easy to wash, although using a leaf blower has taken care of anything that has gotten on them so far! The coffee table is on wheels, so we can move it around depending on what we are doing, and it has a hidden drawer for the cushions or other pillows/blankets that we bring outside. We seriously could not be happier with it and love how it brings such a cozy element to the patio!

Ok and here’s the most EXCITING part!!!! Arhaus is giving away a $200 gift card to one lucky winner!!! To enter, visit the Arhaus site, take a look around and comment back on this post with one item you’d love to have. Winner will be announced in 1 week. Arhaus employees and their family members are not eligible.


Shop the products from the post & a few more of our favorites below!

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This post was sponsored by Arhaus, thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!



  1. With two small girls myself, I think the wyatt outdoor coffee table is so practical! I also seriously love the natural log rectangle outdoor fire table. Good picks Jessica Garvin!

  2. Oh my goodness, how can you just pick one? We are redoing our back porch so any of the outdoor sofa’s or sectionals really catch my eye!

  3. Love the patio! I would love to have the argent media cabinet! It would go perfectly in my new living room. Everything’s new, I’m just been looking for a tv stand I like. Also love the blog!

  4. With new hardwood I’ve been searching for the perfect area rug for our living room. I’m loving the niles hand knotted grey rug! Totally swooning over this entire site.

  5. I love the nobelle rectangle dining table!! We’re on the hunt for a dining table right now. With over 100° temps everyday in South Texas right now, it’s hard to imagine sitting on our patio, even in the morning. ?

  6. Hi Jessica! I have been following your blog since the start! You are such an inspiration. Your backyard is gorgeous along with the house. I want to be you when I grow up haha. I would love to have the outdoor bistro table from Arhaus for my itty bitty patio! It would be perfect under my string lights to sit with a bottle of wine! Thanks for the opportunity!


  7. We plan to redo our back patio next summer and have add our patio furniture since we got married 10 years ago! I would love the wyatt… comfy couch to relax in at the end of the night!

  8. We have no patio furniture so getting the what outdoor sofa would be a dream! We are in the process of buying the house we have rented for the last 5 years so I’m excited to start remodeling and decorating!

  9. We have a hideous ceiling fan above our dining room table and I have me eye on that Lannister Mesh Chandelier. I think at this point a hole in our ceiling might be more attractive ?

  10. I love it! We just hung string lights on our back deck and I’m obsessed. I don’t know how you pick just one thing from Arhaus, but I’m loving the Hamptons outdoor sofa!

  11. That natural log rectangle outdoor fire table is BEAUTIFUL! We move into a new house in one week, and I’ve been daydreaming about ways to decorate our new outdoor spaces.

  12. Your porch looks amazing!I love the Wyatt Outdoor Sofa!-We just added a porch on to our house so I would love to be able to furnish it with such beautiful pieces!

  13. All the heart eyes for the hamptons rectangular outdoor table. We’re in the market to upgrade the outdoors as well!

  14. The Bourdeaux Outdoor Rectangle Dining Table is absolutely AMAZING!! All of their pieces are timeless and beautiful. I love your style and the girls are adorable <3

  15. We need a new umbrella so I’d definitely have to choose that! I love how your backyard turned out! And it’s gotta be much cooler than evenings in Atlanta!

  16. Well the outdoor sofa is to die for!! It looks so pretty with the lights and the color of your house! I love the Faux Fur Throw in Ivory or the Runner in Moss 🙂 They have some beautiful items!

  17. The Watercolor Botanicals Wallpaper would look GORGEOUS in our powdered bathroom! I’ve currently been looking for a great wallpaper and your bathroom inspired me!

  18. The Taylor Sofa in Howell Coal or Howell Night (can’t decide which color I like better!) is EXACTLY what my husband and I have been searching for! The design looks sleek and modern, yet also comfy cozy. The upholstery looks durable, which is great since we are planning to start a family soon. 😉 Also eyeing the French stripe lumbar pillow in white and charcoal (along with a few others) to toss on the sofa.

  19. Gorgeous! Looks so cozy and inviting. I like the look of the Chorus Theory Cabinet. It is big, but I feel like it would showcase a lot of our things in a beautiful way.

  20. Love this! Such a beautiful yet functional blend. I love all the outdoor pieces and can picture making s’mores in the fall with the outdoor fire table.

  21. I would love to add the Toulon buffet to our kitchen! We scored the table at Arhaus Loft for a steal…this would match perfectly! We love Arhaus, and their headquarters’ close proximity to our home (lots of warehouse sales ?).

  22. When you’re still adding finishing touches to your house + need a new vehicle, dinnerware falls to the back of the list- even if you’ve been using the same stuff since your wedding! So the Albion Dinnerware would be a TREAT! Pretty, classic, and white!!!

  23. Love the patio! I don’t know how to pick just one thing, but that brass hemisphere geode chandelier is a great place to start! That would look beautiful in our upstairs hallway!

  24. I’m living for the rectangle outdoor fire table! We’re desperately trying to up our outdoor entertainment game and that would definitely help! Can you just come put an outdoor space together for me!?

  25. I would take the duvall swivel glider chair to use with my new baby girl! I love the color of it, and the design is nice enough that we could use it outside of her nursery once she outgrows being rocked.

  26. AH! So many good items to choose from. I’ve been on the hunt for a floor lamp to put in our 7 week old’s nursery. He is getting too long (tall) for his bassinet and I know we are going to have to transition him to his crib soon (insert sad face here… he’s growing up too fast). The Aston, Kellen, and Clarence lamps are all giving me the perfect modern vibes to balance out his rustic/vintage nursery. They would be the perfect addition to use during those late night feeding soon to happen there.

  27. Loving ALL the vintage items. We are in the market for outdoor patio furniture. Really like the set you got.

    Also love a cozy bed… the Mariah tufted headboard has me all… ???

  28. Loving the fresh update and those string lights! We are obsessed with blankets in my house would love any of their throw blankets.

  29. I am drooling over the 96” Hampton’s teak dining table! I’ve been on the hunt for a high quality outdoor table that will seat a large group of people. That one looks perfect!

  30. I love the wyatt you mentioned in your post! We just moved from CA to Scottsdale, AZ and had to do a bit of work to both the indoors and outdoors and now that we have this awesome little fire pit area (travertine is played but no furniture yet since this renovation was a money pit!) we’d love a perfect couch for all our visitors!

  31. I love the Addison Bed. My husband and I need to upgrade because we currently have my childhood bedroom set in our room because I hadnt found one I love yet. Never checked out Arhaus until now!

  32. Oh my gosh, it would be so awesome to win!! What WOULDN’T I love of theirs!! I am in desperate need of a new sofa though, so I’ll have to go with the Coburn 6 piece sectional – it’s beautiful!

  33. We are looking for some nesting side tables right now and the Thea nesting tables are perfect! What a cute blog post and such a great outdoor space!!

  34. I would love an outdoor swivel daybed. My daughter constantly gets croup (probably asthma) and the best way I can help her is to sit out in the cool air when she wakes up at night struggling. A cozy spot would be so wonderful.

  35. I lover the wyatt outdoor coffee table for our patio (so versatile!) and their Gage Dining chairs. The pine faux leather looks so luxurious!

  36. What a beautiful job you’ve done! We are slowly updating our back patio and the root coffee table would really pull it together ??

  37. Okay. Love it all. But I especially love the wyatt outdoor daybed lounge! We spend a lot of time on our deck and it is so dreamy.

  38. We built a big ole deck in 2015 and finally this year we were able to build our own farm house table to enjoy breakfast on and dinner. It turned out sooo nice! Unfortunately our deck gets so much sun during the afternoon so lunch on the deck doesn’t happen yet. One of their patio umbrellas would be super awesome to have!

  39. Your space is gorgeous! We’re looking for a new coffee table and I love the Carinna one they have. But I would also be tempted to redo our screened in porch at our cabin with some of those beautiful chairs and cozy sofas.

  40. So, originally we were going to build a deck off of the back French doors of my house but I always felt like they were too low to the ground to look right. Your brick patio has totally inspired me to do brick!! I want that cozy Arhaus outdoor sofa in a big way! I’m also a sucker for their light fixtures 🙂

  41. Wow, everything looks amazing!!

    My husband & I are building our home. Hopefully everything will be done next month! I am obsessing over the mirrors. I also love a few of the office chairs, which would look amazing with the desk we just bought!

  42. Like many others, it was hard to pick just one. I am obsessed with their latest catalog. If I had to pick one thing it would be the toulon extension dining table in finish #2. So classic, versatile and gorgeous!

  43. We just moved and have a huge patio that we can’t wait to furnish. The Hampton sectional would be awesome out there but I’m also loving the hemisphere geode chandelier! It would be perfect in our dining room!

  44. Imagine it: fall & all the things are coming and you’re snuggled on the Coburn 5-pc sectional watching your fave movie, cuddled under a cashmere blanket. I mean, that would make me life (and basement) complete! 🙂

  45. Omg I want it all! Love the ottoman you choose with the storage and the nobelle rectangle dining table. We are moving next week and sold all of our current outdoor furniture. I really want to start fresh at the new house since I didn’t love any of what we had.

  46. Omg I want it all! We are moving next week and need all new outdoor furniture. I love the nobelle rectangle dining table And the ottoman you got with the storage.

  47. Gorgeous! The lighting is so magical. Total back patio goals! i love the coffee table you chose, so practical with the easy wipe-down top, because spilled iced coffee and cheerios is so a thing. I took a peek around the site (I’d never heard of Arhaus?!) and think the Sorcha mirror in Antique Gold is beautiful. What a fun collab- please don’t quit blogging, Jess! 😉

  48. From 4 dining chairs down to 2, since we bought cheap and bad quality, the springs poked out from the bottom and became dangerous to our crawling babe. I’d love to buy a new set with the Bryant Chairs!

  49. The ambience you create for your home is always so cozy, beautiful Jess!

    As for the product I’m really interested in is the- “kent five piece place setting in gold”!!!! Spoons have gone missing and it’s time for some new flatware, thanks kids.

  50. I loved scrolling through their website! We are also in the process of redoing our backyard and the bourdeaux outdoor bench would be perfect! Great job your yard makeover!

  51. Is it bad that after all this, I just REALLY want to know where you got your daughter’s pink cereal bowls haha 🙂 love what you did with this space!

  52. The Bowery table lamp – we have yet to get nice lighting with 4 kiddos running around but we are getting close to that sweet spot where it won’t get destroyed. Thank you!

  53. I would love to get my hands on the recycled metal bar table with kenya base and a couple of the cadence bar stool. I just recently took on the role as a single mom and I am in need of a small table and chairs for my tiny, tiny kitchen!

  54. Everything is gorgeous, but I would love to have the Lara dining table. And the cascade chandelier. And of course your whole patio set up!

  55. Everything is gorgeous, but I would love to have the Lara dining table and the cascade chandelier. And of course your whole patio setup!

  56. OOHhh so much beautiful stuff! I have a lantern in my cart now but I would definitely use a gift card towards one of this amazingly floor poufs ?

  57. Everything you do is dreamy, magical, perfection. I need your design magic for our master makeover. Our master bath would love to welcome two Felicity mirrors.

  58. Our home is in dire need of a lighting refresh! I LOVE the lanister mesh pennant! Thank you for putting together a great giveaway. Your patio & home look amazing!

  59. The landsbury queen sleeper sofa! Love the theatre gunsmoke color, we’re also in a very small house but frequently have guests so additional sleeping space would be fantastic!

  60. Hey lady, searching through archives for house inspiration. LOVE the exterior. Do you know what the paint color is? Our home is similar to the green and we’re goi g white. Xo

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