Room Reveal: Outdoor Rooftop Patio

Spring is finally here! That means it’s time for planting, gardening, and summer-izing our outdoor living spaces! One special spot in our home (as some of you may already know) is our outdoor living space!

Then till now

Last year, we got Birdman the Welder, 1807 Design and Kerrisdale Lumber help us make some forever pieces for the roof. Ally of 1807 Design and Shaun Birdman designed an aluminum pergola to anchor our eating area - and it’s definitely the feature of the roof!

Pergola: Designed by  1807 Design , produced by  Birdman the Welder  | Outdoor BBQ:  Kerrisdale Lumber   Photo by:  Janis Nicolay , taken Summer 2018

Pergola: Designed by 1807 Design, produced by Birdman the Welder | Outdoor BBQ: Kerrisdale Lumber

Photo by: Janis Nicolay, taken Summer 2018

De-Winterizing the patio

Our outdoor living space had its first winter with the new additions. It was also our first time winterizing the space, so we were anxious to see how they survived the cold seasons!

I’m quite happy that our outdoor items did well on the roof! During the cold months, it’s normally wet, freezing and or extremely windy. In addition to our custom designs, we have some beautiful patio pieces from CB2. Conveniently enough, they offer covers for all their outdoor furniture. This saves me a ton of time since I don’t have to source from another retailer! Due to the fact that it’s always super windy on the roof, we also have a box of velcro straps to reinforce everything so nothing moves..

Unfortunately, half the plants did not survive the cold, but that was also a bit on me for not wrapping up the more delicate plants. The heartier bushes and trees surprisingly didn’t wither whatsoever!

This year, we’ve added turf tiles over at the lounging area - I think I want to add a bit more now! It definitely gave the space a very calming, zen effect.

Gardening

This year I wanted to give the rooftop a tropical vibe, so I went over to various locations to find tropical grasses, pink florals (and leaves) and poppies! Fingers crossed they’ll bloom in time for Summer entertaining! I decided to pre-germinate some seeds (mostly just a variety of poppies & herbs) this year in hopes they’ll bloom faster in the next couple of weeks.

Blox Rectangular White Planters: CB2  - currently on sale for a limited time!

Blox Rectangular White Planters: CB2 - currently on sale for a limited time!

Pink + Tropical

Pink + Tropical

Last year when I was sourcing furniture for the space - I wanted to make sure everything was fairly neutral so I could change up colours with plants + textiles. Grey didn’t work with the space very well because of the concrete pavers - so black and white it is!

Black Dining Chair:  CB2

Black Dining Chair: CB2

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So there you have it! Just going to add a few more items, plants & I can’t wait to kick off patio season!


With love,


Veronica

Photos courtesy of Celine Richardson