The side table is actually a vintage painters' bench, which is low enough to the ground to work with the low-slung red Adirondack chairs. California-based DesignFix also used recycled rock gravel and string lights when designing this small side yard.
The outdoor string lights add the magic to this cozy small patio created by Aileen Allen, who writes At Home in Love. She has some terrific outdoor decorating ideas for renters or anyone with a small outdoor space.
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