DesignOff deck makeover with World Market, before + inspiration

Ok, now that I’ve shared a bit about the hardships of my first month of homeownership, it’s time to get down-and-dirty with some decorating. The deck is the absolute best part of my bungalow — it nearly doubles the amount of entertaining space I have! And with summer just around the corner here in Seattle, I can’t help but focus on the deck. Thankfully, World Market reached out to me and fellow blogger Kyla from House of Hipsters to show off our individual styles and makeover our outdoor spaces in tandem. Get ready, it’s time to dig into the inspiration, then some LEGIT before photos (and details of a great sale)!

As usual, I started by pulling inspiration. I want the space feel like a casual Mediterranean lounge — uncomplicated furniture with clean lines, pop throw pillows, and gorgeous shades of blue. I wavered back and forth about whether I should do an outdoor dining moment or go full-on with the lounge. The house is a bungalow, so a lounge vibe felt right. Plus, there’s another spot in the yard that I’ve set aside for an outdoor dining spot.

SO EXCITED: i'm making over my deck with @worldmarket — check out the before photos + get inspiration for my lounge-inspired outdoor space on jojotastic.com

As you’re about to see… my ‘before’ photos are ROUGH.

SO EXCITED: i'm making over my deck with @worldmarket — check out the before photos + get inspiration for my lounge-inspired outdoor space on jojotastic.com

A LOT of work needs to be done to the deck itself. I’m leaving the structure as is, but thinking of doing a tinted stain — perhaps something that resembles driftwood or an antiqued white??

Then, my most FAVORITE project so far: I’m painting the french doors black. The very first time that I saw this house, I knew that was exactly what these doors needed. Hopefully, the end result will feel more modern and polished.

SO EXCITED: i'm making over my deck with @worldmarket — check out the before photos + get inspiration for my lounge-inspired outdoor space on jojotastic.com SO EXCITED: i'm making over my deck with @worldmarket — check out the before photos + get inspiration for my lounge-inspired outdoor space on jojotastic.com

So… how am I going to pull this off? I put together this shopping list from World Market to get me started. They’ve got so many awesome outdoor decor pieces, including a great selection of furniture. I picked out this sofa and chair set, then layered on colorful, patterned decor pieces from there for my boho-meets-Mediterranean outdoor lounge.

SO EXCITED: i'm making over my deck with @worldmarket — check out the before photos + get inspiration for my lounge-inspired outdoor space on jojotastic.com

So that’s my plan… what do you think?? Also, be sure to head over to House of Hipsters to see Kyla’s before + inspiration. I’m loving how she’s got more of an outdoor dining moment going on!

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About to work on your own deck makeover? Good news: there’s a BIG sale going on — get an extra 15% off all outdoor furniture + free shipping with code 15OUT. Head to World Market for all of the details!

For this post I received products to review from World Market. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

inspiration images via My Domaine.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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4 Comments

  1. 4.12.16
    DIYinPDX said:

    I’ve been working on the landscaping in my yard, but I’ve totally neglected the patio! With the glorious PNW summer right around the corner, thanks for the reminder that my outdoor living area needs an upgrade asap. I’m excited to see how yours turns out–I’m sure they’ll be tons of inspiration!

    • 4.12.16
      joanna said:

      i need some MAJOR landscaping, too… hopefully soon :) summer time up here just can’t be beat!

  2. 4.12.16
    Nancy said:

    I’m super excited to see what you come up with! I know I’ll love it already, yay!

    • 4.12.16
      joanna said:

      thanks so much! hoping i can pull it off ;)