Friday favorites: umbrellas and patio covers / by Brooke

Been thinking about shade a lot this week.  Since it has been a scorching 10,000 degrees every day here.  At least.  Trees, of course, can add really nice privacy and shade but they can also block your view and take a long time to grow up.

Which is why I am loving these two articles I stumbled on at Houzz this week: choosing the perfect umbrella (free-standing vs. table) and alternative cover methods for your patio.  Some really cool ones and obviously very practical.

Really fun.  And much more comfortable.