West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

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This Summer feels like it’s been going on for forever, which I think is down to the fact that we got married on June 1st and then went on our honeymoon straight away, so when we returned I was fully prepared for us to have had our quota of sun for the year – but of course, in the UK, Summer was just beginning.

We spent most of the last year saving up for the wedding so I was really looking forward to returning from our honeymoon and being able to relax and actually enjoy the garden that we spent our whole Summer building last year, (see here for last year’s reveal and links to everything in the garden) and to not feel guilty about spending money on plants for the flowerbeds rather than saving up…but the main priority is to actually use the garden for relaxation, after all, we deserve it after the hours we spent getting it to look like this! Can you hear the absolute pride in my voice? So yes, relaxation… which brings me to today’s post…

As you all know, I’m always so happy to be working with West Elm and this collaboration is no exception. This year we’ve extended our Portside outdoor furniture collection (which I’m so pleased West Elm have brought back – and I hope they bring back again next year, it’s a great way to be able to add to your collection year after year) with the garden loungers which arrived just in the nick of time before the heat wave hit last weekend so I can say with certainty having gotten lots of use out of them already, they sure are comfy! So this is where you will be finding me after work every day, Bean and Marble have also taken a particular liking to them… My hope is that our garden furniture will last us for years to come so that we can be more sustainable – and that’s another reason I love the Portside range so much, it’s made from FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council) certified solid wood, and the FSC’s job is to promote responsible forest management which is music to my ears, it’s so great to find sustainably sourced furniture becoming much more common!

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

Aside from the loungers, would you believe me if I told you this pitcher and glasses were acrylic…. yep! Perfect for entertaining outdoors and even for kids! Stackable and dishwasher proof too!

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

West Elm Portside Outdoor Furniture Range

I’ve got a lot more Summer content coming over the next few weeks which I’m so excited about, it’s so good to be getting back in the swing of things. As always, let me know if there’s any particular content you want to see in the comments below!