Summer Patio Tour (Black and White With a Splash of Color)

Backyard Patio Party - 2

Welcome to our summer patio tour here at the beach cottage. Today I’m participating in a fun Blogger’s Patio Party hosted by Lindsay Hill Interiors. If you’re stopping over from Kelleynan, I’m so happy you’re here! Kelley always knocks it out of the park with her design sense. Grab yourself some lemonade and take cover in the shade because, friends, the heat and humidity here in Naples, FL is in a fury lately.

When we recently renovated our 1960’s fixer upper, I chose to paint the exterior a crisp white with black shutters for stark contrast. I love the clean look which is the perfect backdrop to add splashes of color.


Recently, I shared some furniture ideas I have in mind for this outdoor living space. Dreaming and scheming and waiting for that money tree to grow so I can move forward with those purchases.


The pink flamingo has become quite a hit around here. She’s always floating in the pool and just puts a little grin on my face when I see her. Plus, she adds that pop of color!


If we’re not splashing around in the pool, we are taking cover under the umbrella at our patio table. Good grief, the heat and humidity in the summer here is downright sweltering if you’re not in water or in shade (maybe drag a portable fan around with you-ha!).

We have a hodgepodge of furniture out here. These fun retro chairs were meant for my dining table, but after I got them I decided they looked better outside.


Fresh fruit and icy drinks are a must when lounging poolside.






I could live on fruit in the summer time. Speaking of fruit, we have a huge mango tree in the back yard that has the yummiest mangos this time of year.


Design Tip: Think of different items in your home to use as a placemat. Here I used a  $1 pillow cover to lay the colorful base for my patterned plate to rest upon. Cloth napkins work well too and allows versatility and multi-use.


With such a stark black and white house, another way of adding color to a white or neutral space is with flowers and dishes to add that punch of vibrancy.



My “reserved” spot to dip a toe in the water. The real truth, it’s never a toe, more like full body submersion, because…HEAT. As I try to have my “zen” moment on my pink flamingo, one of our three boys is usually doing cannonballs right next to me or bonking me in the head with a football.



I styled this fun outdoor bar cart with a few pool essentials. Outdoor speaker (outdoor music is a must), bottled water (never can have enough), beach towels (we go through about 20/day…never ending laundry), and fruit (because this heat zaps the appetite and fruit always tastes so good on hot days).

Sidenote: See the different uses of this cart in the home  HERE.




You know those “I Spy” books where you have to spot an object in a “sea of objects”?? Try to spot the lizard here (leave me a comment below if you spy it!!). I didn’t even notice him until I started writing this post. Those little lizards are just about everywhere here.



Thank you for stopping by and visiting our summer patio tour.  Please continue on with the Blogger Patio Party at Citrine Living. Tamara’s home is in the dreamiest outdoor setting. You don’t want to miss all of these participating homes today:

Lindsay Hill Interiors // Zevy Joy // Kelleynan // Citrine Living // Haneen’s Haven // Randi Garrett Design // Z Design At Home // Decor Gold Designs

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Check out our newly renovated beach cottage home tour HERE.  When we are not vacationing at the beach cottage, we are doing life in our Colorado home that you can tour HERE.



  1. Fabulous space Shauna! What a treat to have this in your own home, it’s like your own private resort! All of your colors and layers are perfection! And I found him on the chair 😉

  2. Shaun I love your black and white with pops of color! Your style always tucks at my heart strings! I hope you are enjoying that beautiful patio with your sweet family! Cant wait to see you in a few weeks! xo

  3. Shauna, what a gorgeous little slice of heaven you have here! I love that black and white contrast, and all your colorful touches just make this look like the perfect party place! And those white retro chairs – LOVE!

    Thanks so much for joining me on this little tour – it’s always a pleasure getting to hang out with you!



  4. Shauna!! I knew I would love your black and white patio with pops of color but I just didn’t know how much until now! I love it all and I hope you are enjoying the heck out of this space while in Fl. Can’t wait to see you very soon in Atlanta sweet friend…where hopefully we can’t talk about our next blogger’s convention at the cottage ;))

    1. Thanks Bree! This whole trip I keep having flashbacks of you girls sitting pool side with me. Such a dream! Can’t wait to see you again at Haven and be roomies!

  5. Shauna your tour was beautiful! What a wonderful place to relax, the flamingo is perfect and I especially love the mix of chairs. Gorgeous!!!

  6. Your black and white is perfection- if I could hang out on your pink friend all day, I would never leave. Hoping I won’t miss out next time 😉 This is summer perfection and I swear- your photography just gets better and better. LESS THAN ONE MONTH!!!

  7. Black and white is my favorite and I love how you added the beautiful punches of color to it – such a gorgeous combination! And…I’m going to grab onto that pink flamingo with Kelley – this is a spot I’d never want to leave!!

  8. Just so fun and fabulous Shauna! You are so lucky to own this little piece of heaven! I love the pink and blue details and especially your flamingo. I saw your cute little lizard friend too. Beautiful shots…every single one!

  9. Love your outdoor space Shauna! You’ve created such a festive space for everyone to enjoy! I’m wishing I had a pool right about now too, just to have a reason to have have that flamingo! 🙂

  10. Your tour was beautiful. I love the black and white with pops of color. Looks like a wonderful place to spend with your family. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Fantastic, my friend!!! I adore your perfect little spot of paradise in Naples!! Everywhere you look is just full of your special Shauna design touches that make your patio just perfect for enjoying your beautiful outdoor spaces!! I want to be there right now!! ????????????????????????☀️????❤️xo

  12. Love your decor with all the pops of color! I spotted your visitor right away. ???? My daughter lives in North Miami and those little guys are everywhere out by the pool. She has a miniature English bulldog that goes crazy when she spots one. Enjoy your blog so much ☺️ and always look forward to your post.

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