The last days of summer have us thinking about the ideal ad-hoc dining space at Remodelista. We think this patio from the Vidar house in Sweden, co-designed by the Leva Husfabrik team, is full of inspiration. It features a mix of inexpensive DIY tables, benches and a spare palette. Here are a few sources to help you get the look.
Above: The patio of the Vidar home via Leva Husfabrik. To see more of the team’s work, visit Remodelista’s post Design Sleuth: Towel Bars as Drawer Pulls.
Above: Do like Husfabrik and combine 2-by-4 studs to create an instant bench. Premium Kiln-Dried Whitewood Studs are $2.73 each from Home Depot. For the table, source a large board from Home Depot or a local hardware store.
Above: Create a table base with the Signature Development 29-Inch Sawhorse made from solid pine; $18.98 each from Home Depot.
Above: Lisa Rennell Sheepskins are a good faux choice for warmth and texture. Made of 100 percent organic wool with organic knit backing, they are available in three sizes; prices start at $185 for the small.
Above: Skagerak’s Teak Folding Chair is made from 30-to-50 year old plantation grown teak trees which have been kiln-dried for three to four weeks; $342 from Horne.
If you are looking for more outdoor inspiration, see more than 300 images of Decks & Patios in Remodelista’s Gallery of rooms and spaces.