Giveaway !! $500 Article furniture + 10 ways to make your outdoor spaces outrageously comfy

This outdoor furniture is beyond perfect and gorgy gorgeous. You’ll want to hug it and call it Betty Boomchakalaka.

Article outdoor furniture

Okay.  Guys. I have to tell you something.

I have been trying to master the art of outdoor SLOW living for 457895747 years, and guess what happened?  It sucked, I cried, had a temper tantrum and a much needed stiff cocktail.  People should seriously stop expecting normal from me. We all know that it’s never going to happen.

peaceful backyard space

Sometimes there’s a totally logical reason for changing up your back yard. Sometimes it’s just like, my life and backyard suck and I really just need to switch things up.

Get ready.   

This is all based on a mostly true story. Some of this actually happened. Pure factual happenings. Nothing made up, nothing exaggerated, gospel truth, nothing fabricated. You can even ask Michael if you doubt me. I’m holding THE TRUTH GOBLET IN.MY.HAND.RIGHT.NOW. By the way, what is a truth goblet?!!!  If the truth goblet is red wine, I’m definitely holding it.

My life was an absolute shit-show-shitastrophy last year.

Michaels terminal cancer was at its all time worst. Our contractor also decided that he wanted to ruin our life for 34793574 days straight. Like hey, as if the kitchen disaster wasn’t enough. I’m still not sure if we should redo the kitchen or just burn it.


And it got worse.

Our local township forced us to rezone our treehouse + cabin retreat property and make unreal-off-the-charts-like-dig-up-the-entire-foundation-changes. I think I stared a nervous break down right in the eyeballs. It was next level, crazy pants life mayhem. I almost drove off a Thelma and Louise cliff.

Rant over.

You’re like, thank gawd.

Life is good now. So is our backyard.

back fields peaceful
backyard furniture peaceful landscape muskoka chairs


Backyard LURVE

Before I even begin this blab fest, I have to tell you something. My love for Article is years strong.   Redonk love. When they reached out to me to see if we could work together, I practically handed them my house keys. My heartbeat definitely fell through my butt.

Dear Article,

Hot damn, your furniture is so pretty!!!  It cuts my grass, floats my boat, and butters my bread with happiness. Rock me Amadeus.

PS. I love you. The end.

Sponsored but not really

This is technically-not-so-technically a sponsored blog post. Some items I purchased on my own. Some were gifted from Article.  I didn’t receive any payment to say anyfiiing.  Nuffffing.  This blab fest is totally my own. I paid for all the accessories, all the hard work, all the everything (except some of the Article furniture.) I did all my shopping online…. because hey, that is what living in the middle of nowhere is all about. Article is online only. All blood, sweat, and tears are embarrassingly my own too.  My gift to me.  Sometimes, when I am super busy (hello Treehouse + Cabin Retreat season) I like to compound that by taking on new projects that have absolutely no meaning to anyone else. Except my own head.

Oh hi, awesome pics

*I need to add a disclaimer right here : many of these photos are amazing and therefore not taken by me.  I specialize in yellowish-blurred photos and drive by shootings out the car window.  Yes, I always clench my teeth. Because, hello bugs. 

If you spot the crap photos in the post, those are mine.  I can take a photo, but I’m usually running through the fields in my flannel jammies, tripping on my slippers and spilling my coffee down my shirt while teetering an iphone and using the least amount of fingers possible.   I know jack squat about how to coordinate pajamas, coffee and iphonography.

The photos of the Article furniture in this post are by Toronto photographer Tyler Bowditch.  

Hellooooo gorgeous styling…

Beeee teeee dubsss, it runs in the family… my daughter @TristanJayne is a stylist extraordinaire ! Need help styling your space? She’s your gal!! She styled theeeeee entire poolside space, because I was still breathing down the dragons neck of a nervous breakdown.  She loves to style.

Brace yo’self.

Get home. Take bra off immediately. Shop at Article.


10 Lessons I learned while creating a cozy outdoor space, because I’m a dork.

That, and cozy is my jam.


I obvs love backyard twinkle lights (OmgOmgOmgOmg), comfy loungy sectionals (holy cow) and throw pillows everywhere (dear lawd). It’s so wonderful and beautiful and I can’t talk about it a second longer or else I’ll bawl my face off with happiness.


Make it all super comfy cozy.  Like seriously. COMFY <– I hollered that.   I bought a lot a lot a lot online at H & M home.  If you tell Michael, I will plead innocence.

He’s like… hun, is that a new blanket at the pool?

Me :  What, that old thing? We’ve had it for years (translation: I bought it last week)

I buy all my linen bedding there too.Obsessed. Unless Michael is reading this.  I never buy linen. I’m totally holding my truth goblet right now.

Question: Will a liars pants really catch on fire?  Asking for a friend.


Lighting will light up your life: Twinkle lights will cause you to hang out more in a space. See what I did there? I freaked my ish when we hung the string lights. I use incandescent edison style bulbs because because LED makes me barf in my shoe. LED is fugly with a capital F.

We also put the twinkle lights on dimmers. Because hey. Wrinkles.  The struggle is real. Didja know you could put dimmers on string lights? I didn’t. Do it. So good. So so so good.


Aesthetically, I dig the design style of less is the new more.  Unless you are talking about throw pillows. Then all bets are off.


The rug. It will floor you.  This one from Article is made from recycled plastic. How insanely funky is that?!  An outdoor rug just grounds the space. Excuse the pun.




I mean painting seems easy enough, right? Right. I got this. Stop rolling your eyes.

Can we talk about paint for a sec ?

I used to paint everything white from top to bottom forever and always, and my friends and family would have a bonafide conniption watching me paint anything that stood still long enough.  They all gave me the EYES.  The ‘erhhhmergerd, what on earth are you doing wrecking things‘ face?!!!

Well, Coal Black Fusion Mineral Paint is my new BFF.

I’m talking way too much about paint right now. If I told you that I haven’t brushed my hair in a week, would that make things better between us?


I got super duper supercalifragilisticexpialidocious inspired (shocker!) when we visited here last year.  I’m telling you. Black mixed with whites and neutral jute and earthy tones... well… they gobsmack me.

It’s my new obsession. Ugh. Dead.

Naturally, everything in my house, life, cabin, treehouse, poolside area, panty drawer, trunk of my car… well…. it’s all black, jute and rattan… mixed with love, wine and popcorn.  Popcorn?! Did someone say popcorn?!  *_*.  This has nothing to do with anything, but I love this popcorn maker with all my heart and soul.  Legit. I’d put a ring on it.


Make it realistically (is that a word? who cares) cozy & liveable. Like, if someone sat on your outdoor furniture, soaking wet, with a glass of red wine in one hand and a bowl of buttery popcorn in another ( who would do that? Not me. Totally me) … then your furniture has to be durable enough that you won’t feel the sudden urge to throat punch your guests. Or kids. Or me.

Outdoor furniture needs to be water friendly, pack-of-beer friendly, spilly-mother-in-law friendly, pool friendly, all the friendly.



Set your goals high and your expectations low for getting it done.  I had high goals for gorgy gorgeous furniture.  I had low expectations that I would get it assembled. Didja know that with Article you can get that included in your delivery?  I almost smooched the delivery men when they assembled the 473057459457 screws and bits and thingies to assemble the furniture.

Furniture assembly normally means I need a cigarette and a nap and I don’t even smoke.

I swear I’m almost done with poolside photos! For the day. Hour. Second.


P.S. You can’t fix ugly. Buy only what you love.  Keep the things in your home that you really really really love. The outdoor furniture. I’m in love with it. I want to name it Betty, stuff it in my bra and keep it for forever. It fills me with a deep quiet satisfaction.  It’s intoxicating.  Weird, right?  Don’t answer that. It wasn’t a real question.


Mission Style Fireplace Screen //  Mudcloth throw pillow // Article Ora Sectional Sofa  // Article Ora Chair // Article Ora Sofa  //  Article Stria Outdoor Rug //  Article Small Walnut Table // Article Large Walnut Nesting Table // Black sun umbrella //

country living

Tell me your summer plans! Tell me your backyard faves. I need these details to thrive in life. That, plus I go to bed at 8:30 pm every night, like a 89 year old.  If you even try to convince me to stay up later ( or use LED light bulbs ) we will need to talk.


Has anyone else ever happy danced it out so hard that they knock their sunglasses off their face with their cha cha flailing arms? Just checking for a super cool friend.

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  1. Tristan

    July 20th, 2018 at 8:31 am

    sooooo exciting!!! article is literally the best!!

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Theeeeeeeee best foshur !!!

    *jumps up and down on furniture * LURVE.

  3. Randi Sickel

    July 20th, 2018 at 9:32 am

    This is serious goals!
    Over here with some serious Backyard FOMO

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Hhahahahahaha Randi, well I’m having FOMO for anyone who can get their hair brushed in a day, so we are even. ha. Where do the days go? Have an epic summer!


  5. Michelle

    July 20th, 2018 at 9:33 am

    We’ll be moving to the country this summer! My daughter just broke her arm and can’t get her cast wet for 3 weeks so we won’t be doing summer activities for a while!! Hello movie theaters! ???? love your backyard ???? ..I guess I NEED all the things now! ????

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Dang it, broken arm. Eeeeeek. But helloooooo movie theatres! LOVE. Have you seen any good movies lately? I want to see ADRIFT but haven’t seen it playing in a theatre near me yet. Hello country living and nowhereville options. LOL.

    Big love! Happy summer!

  7. Jaclyn Reeves

    July 20th, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Hi Lynne! I love reading your blog! You’re just super duper funny!! And of course, I can’t forget to mention your treehouse retreat, AMAZING!!

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Thanks Jaclyn !!

    Soooo sweet of you to say! *blush

    Have a kickass day, and good luck with the contest ! Hope you win some moola moola with Article !!

    Lynne 🙂

  9. Kimberly Harrison

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:30 am

    My summer plans are to visit the beach at least one! Thanks for the chance to win! I love patio outdoor furniture as well!

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:32 am

    OOOhhhh the beach. Hello h.e.a.v.e.n. Isn’t it so magical to be at a beach? I may need to drag my patio chair to a beach next. LOL.

    Good luck with the contest !! Woot !


  11. Lauren Nicole

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I want the Soma midnight blue sofa bed! heart eyes emoji!! Summer plans are drinking and crying into the laundry, haha. But also a fun trip with the relatives to a rental cabin type thing on a lake. I will read my kindle in the shade because I’m getting sunburned just thinking about being outside. I love outside though! Such is life. I would like to float on a pool raft and have a cabana boy bring me drinks.

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Erhhhmergerd Lauren,
    How’d I miss seeing that they have a sofa bed? That’s stinking cauuuute ! I am smitten with their Sven sofa too ! Have you seen the roll end cushions on it? I think I can hear the angels singing. hhahahaaha.

    I’ve been totally curious about reading outside with a kindle. Good idea! I usually have a book but it ends up like it has hit a war zone by the end of summer. LOL.

    Good luck with the contest !
    Lynne xx

  13. Laaaauureen

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I use a Kindle Paperwhite, which works in sun or shade and has no eye-strain or blue light. Plus it doesn’t really have apps / social media / games, so I don’t get distracted. I just read. My very high-tech solution for reading on a pool float is a 1-quart ziplock plastic bag, haha!

    All the sofas are totally cute. I am not as gaga over mid-century modern as others, so I like that Article has pieces that aren’t hard-core MCM.

  14. Trudy

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Lynne, I just love, love your blog! Summer plan is to spend a few days on Cape Cod. Really doesn’t get any better! I guess things could always be better but they could always be worse.

  15. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Oh la la Trudy! That sounds so good. I haven’t been to Cape Cod since I was a kid. It’s totally on my bucket list. Let me know if you find any fave spots! Until then, I can live vicariously through you. 🙂

    Big love,
    Lynne x

  16. Stefanie M Rock

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Gorgeous and sustainable?!! You’re speaking my love language!

  17. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Hi Stefanie !
    How are ya girly?!! It’s been too long. Go love language, go!

    Mwah ! Lynne xx

  18. vikki brandstetter

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Awesomeness. You always crack me up. Love the tree house, the white and the black. It’s on my bucket list. Perfect girlfriend destination.
    I am wondering – how is your internet connection – way out in the boondocks of the Canadian tundra.? Do you have your own black fusion-painted satellite orbiting just for you and the treehouse guests? We are in the boondocks of the Minnesota tundra and interwebs coverage is dismal.
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Hi Vikki,

    Girlfran, I feel your pain. Our internet coverage used to be so bad, I would have to stand on top of the refrigerator, chant a prayer and dangle my computer out the window just to have a wifi signal. And it was expensive too. GAH.

    Just.This.Year, we have a local company who provides kickass internet to our area. When they installed it, I thought I was going to smooch them right on the lips. So good. So so so good.

    Funny enough, I was going to paint our old one white, and then the new company installed a white one for me. ha! I am predictable 🙂

    Hang in there, eventually the good interwebs will reach you. Or move. LOL.

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  20. Vikki

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I will continue to pray for kickass internet and I will
    smooch them – I ain’t skeered.
    Take care! Hugs and prayers for you and Michael.


    July 20th, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Loving the black. I wasn’t sure at first but now I really like it. And truth be told, I enjoy how you keep changing it up. Keeps me filled with ideas.

    And the Article pieces are stunning.

  22. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Hi Jo Ann !

    Yeah, Michael wasn’t sure at first either. He just kept walking by and giving the fireplace the stink eye. haha. I have to admit, I had a few ping pangs of ‘oh my gawd, what did I do?’ too… but in the end… ahhhhhhh… we LOVE IT !!! Phew. LOL. xx

  23. Kevin Ross

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Lynne,
    So nice to hear from you! Your words always leave me smiling! Take care and live well !!!

  24. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Kevin !!!!!

    How’s it going? Yeah, it has been a while huh? It’s like I fell off the blogging stool but I am crawling my way back on. Halp. LOL.

    Lynne xx

  25. Ann Garvin

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Oh girl, you and your place are to die for. Missing you so hard. xoxox

  26. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I miss you more!!! We need to do a girls road trip AND you need to come back. You won’t recognize it around here. * mind blown *

    Get ‘yer butt to Canada…. and PS. our Prime Minister is cuter than your President. hahaha.


  27. Denise Romesburg

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Alas, I live in Phoenix AZ, so my summer plans include hiding from the sun, running up the AC bill, and drinking lots of… water. ????

  28. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    LOL Denise, Phoenix is on my road trip bucket list this winter (we want to hit the road with the airstream ) so that sunshine sounds pretty dang great to this freezing cold Canadian. haha. If you hear a knock at your door, don’t be alarmed. 🙂

  29. Denise Romesburg

    August 19th, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    C’mon down! I’ll show you around. 🙂

  30. dani@lifeovereasy

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Hey Lynne! Love your look – you’re always up to something gorgeous out there. The black is very contemporary – love it! Now I know you asked me a question in the giveaway, but I’ve already forgotten it ha! I’ll pick my fav Article piece in case that’s it. Apart from absolutely everything, I’d like a Daisy chair. Mainly because it has the name Daisy, and also because it would look fab in front of my Acorn fireplace. Hope you’re lounging on that amazing couch right now! xx

  31. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Hi Dani !!

    Ohhhh I miss you girly !! How have you and Nads been? Oh my goodness, yes the daisy chair is gorgy gorgeous !! I was eyeing that one too. It’s like ART. I wouldn’t even need to sit in it to enjoy it, LOL. You? We have to get two of them, so we don’t play musical chairs when we see each other. hahaaha !

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  32. Jennifer C.

    July 20th, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I love all this furniture! It’s beautiful.

  33. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Right, Jennifer? I think it is too. It’s all good. All of it 🙂


  34. Liberty Frederick

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    We just bought our forever house – a be-ew-tee-ful log home – so we will be spending the rest of the summer unpacking, customizing, tidying up and setting up. We have a hot tub and wine if anyone wants to come over.

  35. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Liberty! A log home? That does sound beeeeuuuuuutifuuuuul !!Hot tub?! Wine?! Start the car. Start the car. I’m on my way over.

  36. Alicia Thurston

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Your backyard is fabulous and I’m so glad to hear good reviews about Article because I was just looking into them! Good timing.
    My summer adventures include a car drive from Toronto to Florida with my girlfriend and our 5 kids…. um I think I may be in those cray cray years myself. But being positive and making sure we have packed the cocktail mix!

  37. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Hi Alicia !
    We have done that same car trip from Toronto to Florida with 4 kids, and it was pretty epic 🙂 I hope you guys have a blast. Hawt tip : take lots of breaks. LOL. ha!

    So cool that you were looking into Article! I like how they have set up their site too, so that all reviews good/bad/everything are public.. so you can truly see what people think of their purchases. So very authentic ! LOVE LOVE LOVE that transparency. I have friends who have bought their sofas too, and really adore them.

    Enjoy the cocktail mix 🙂 teehee

    Big love,

  38. Jenny Sowersby

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I love love love loooovvveeee your backyard!!! It is a dreamy oasis. We just redid our patio (looks nothing like yours) and could use some nice lounge furniture, I will have to check out this site. Thanks

  39. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Hi Jenny!
    So awesome that you redid your patio !! The Article giveaway is for any furniture inside or out, so you can still enter the giveaway for some goodies for inside the house 🙂

    Are you loving your new patio? Doesn’t it feel good to do a refresh ? I love that feeling !! It’s like having new shoes, and all you can do is stare at them. Just me? Okay. haha!

    Happy decorating!
    Lynne xx

  40. Craig

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    It’s the Little things that make life Big…
    Just Sayin’ ????????????

  41. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:37 am

    It is TOTALLY the little things that make life BIG. You ???? rock out loud ???? Mr. Craig :))

  42. Karen Sworik

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Lynne, Your blog post made my Friday! Having a “home” day and imagining you in your super cozy office–not sure which one of the zillion cool inviting places you are settled in at the moment, but each and every square inch of your amazing property just oozes and whispers “come lounge with me”. Ahhh I can feel and inhale the peace of nature and creature comforts this very moment! Your Article furniture was soooooo amazing! Even better that we got to sit and test it out while chatting with you and Michael. Totally awesome 🙂 Was on the Article website, and I felt the Sol Rattan Daybed calling my name. As a bonus, it meets your new criteria of black, jute/rattan (mixed with love, wine and popcorn–check✔️). Plus assuming I win the contest, it will only cost me $249. I think I mentioned I painted my muskoka chairs black….must try the fusion paint….No further summer plans yet–can’t think of anywhere that could match our experience at your Treehouse/Cabin retreat. Btw, checked out that Airstream down the road from us–fail! Shall keep looking….. Anyway, so great to hear from you. Bruce and I will raise a glass to you and Michael on Tuesday! Much love, Karen♥️

  43. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Hi Karen!!
    I am so happy that you all had a chance to come and stay in the Treehouse + Cabin Retreat and enjoy the new lounge furniture too 🙂 It was so cozy, huh?!

    Oh my goodness !!! The Sol Rattan Daybed is GORGEOUS !!! It gives me goosebumps!! I think it would look ahhhhhmazing with the daisy chair too. Have you seen that one? Oh.La.La.

    I blame you for adding to my popcorn addiction btw. That popcorn you brought is on my fave list of life!!!

    I want to paint our muskoka chairs black too, but I will have to do it when Michael isn’t looking. hahahahhahahaha.

    Dang it on the airstream. Was it just in too rough of condition? Those projects can be scary, but so happy you ventured out to look at it 🙂

    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  44. Nancy

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I feel like I have been given permission to be silly. P.S. I love silly.

  45. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Silly is where it’s at 🙂 MWAH ????silly

  46. Stacey

    July 20th, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I was so HAPPY to see your post….I love your new backyard hangout!! Bravo and keep on pluggin!!

  47. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Thank you Stacey! One foot in front of the other and pluggin away! Big love! Lynne xx

  48. Nancy Bradley

    July 20th, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    We spent the first part of our summer road tripping to the East Coast with the kids and now chilling at home spending waaayyy too much time reading blogs instead of cleaning (ps yours is my fav). Your backyard is that of my dreams….. thanks for providing me with laughs and inspiration 🙂

  49. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Hi Nancy!! Tell me about your road trip to the East coast ! I want to know faves 🙂 …. as it is on our #BucketListFucketList to get out East 🙂

    Thanks for the blog lurve!!! My blog is your fave?! Awwhhhh * happy dancing it out*

    Lynne xx

  50. Tania

    July 20th, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Sending you ‘dancin’ in the rain’ thoughts!

  51. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 9:53 am

    ⛈????????dancin’ 🙂

  52. Tara

    July 20th, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I neeeeeed this giveaway. Our backyard, or what my kids refer to as “The Dirt Pit” has what I can best describe as “Post Apocalyptic Chic”going on right now. Trying to find my BBQ is like trying to escape Jumanji. I keep collecting furniture I’m going to “restore” and use as outdoor stuff (never going to happen, don’t know how, don’t like doing these kinds of projects) and it’s starting to pile up like a hillbilly junkyard. Help me transform my space from WTF to Whaaaaa, That’s Fabulous!!!

  53. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 9:56 am


    The dirt pit ???? too funny. If it makes you feel any better, our backyard space used to be a burned down barn & garbage pit, so I feel your pain. LOL. Here’s to creating a space from WTF to Woahhhhh ! 🙂

    Best of luck with the contest !!!
    Lynne xx

  54. Karen

    July 20th, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful space! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  55. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Thanks Karen! Thanks for the beautiful lurve! Lynne xx

  56. Heather

    July 20th, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I’m obsessed with the Oscuro 78″ Dining Table. The gold legs are so luxe. Mama needs a new table!

  57. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:01 am

    How did I miss THAT table, Heather?! You are right! It’s gorgy gorgeous !!!!!! Now I’m obsessed. The gold legs are dreamy!!!

  58. Lauren E Gessler

    July 20th, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I have a dream of a wonderful outdoor room, filled with comfort, chic accoutrements, and convenience!

  59. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I learned a new word for the day! I love it when that happens! I confess, I had to look up the meaning of accoutrements. LOL. Where has that word been, all my life? 🙂 Lynne

  60. Suzanne

    July 20th, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    OMG I love Article! I NEED the Arca sofa and two ARCA armchairs to FINALLY finish my back deck. Which has been empty for 12 years…that’s right, I’m 12 years behind on finishing this space!!

  61. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Oh my goodness Suzanne, I totally had my eyeballs on the ARCA armchairs and sofa! I almost ordered those ones, and then worried that I wouldn’t be able to fit them in our space. I love the sunwash & driftwood gray! They also look supes comfy, right?

    Good luck with the contest, and if you win… you need to invite me over 🙂 LOL

  62. penny

    July 20th, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Got a bad cold, so all happy dancing is on hold ’round here.. My summer plans include a visit to my daughter’s new home in Arizona, in 118 degree temps! Yup, that’s how I roll. She assures me that it feels like 90 degrees with the low humidity. Riiiiight. So now I’m looking for a new swimsuit (from my sofa of course), swimsuit shopping….so fun, and lots and lots of swimsuit coverups to live in while I’m there. They don’t actually expect a persn to wear real clothes in that kind of heat, do they?

    I’d love to come home to something like your backyard. (That’s not a hint for an invite or anything…not at all.) Your post is like a nice dream. accompanied with a good laugh. Thanks for that. You have a great summer, Lynne!

  63. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Hi Penny!
    Yup, I’m guessing it is almost impossible to wear anything in the heat. We were in Bali not too long ago, and it was so hot, it was torturous to put on a bra. LOL.

    Hahaha… come visit, you’re invited, and I promise to put on a bra. 🙂

  64. Quinn Pratte

    July 20th, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Loved your post! Life can get sucky but you rock sucky!

  65. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Hi Quinn,
    Sucky shmucky, life happens… doesn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for the lurve !!! Lynne x

  66. Kathy

    July 20th, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I love your blog! Guaranteed to make me laugh out loud. Summer in Southern Ontario, weddings in New Brunswick and Newfoundland! Doesn’t get better than that, except if I had your back yard. $500 would def help with that! Thanks for sharing Lynne!

  67. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Hi Kathy…. summer in Southern Ontario… I can relate to that 🙂 and the weddings sound fun! Yay for road trips! Wishing you a ton of luck with the contest ! Big love from the Ontario gal, Lynne xx

  68. Rachel

    July 20th, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Our son got a “D” in Algebra and because God was on break, we are enrolled in online summer school. I say “we” because apparently I’m being punished too. For the most part my job consists of guarding the TV remote and yelling “FOCUS!”
    On the rare chance I escape to the backyard, I sit on a lonely tree stump balancing my lemonade on my knee because the boy also stole all my outdoor furniture for his zoo. You’re treehouse and poolside swag are making my stump jealous:)
    Perfectly gorgeous!
    All the summer love to you, my friend????

  69. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Ha Rachel,

    You crack me up !! PS. I love stumps for furniture 🙂 and I’m not even kidding. LOL. I love this Tana stool at Article … it’s dreamy!!! It’s like a stump on all levels of gorgeous 🙂

    All the summer love right back atcha!

    Lynne xx

  70. Jane cerniglia

    July 20th, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I absolutely love your blog,,,and I respect your life issues. You are amazing. Xxxx jane Cerniglia. Fort pierce florida

  71. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hi Jane in Florida!!! Thanks for your beautifully kind words. I’m so grateful. Big love to you! Lynne xx

  72. Teresa Tillery

    July 20th, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Lynne! I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure that flying the coop is better than flying over the cuckoo’s nest! Love your new décor… you’re place looks beautiful! Hugs from Texas!

  73. Teresa Tillery

    July 20th, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I really should proofread before I hit submit! ‘Your’ place looks beautiful! Oh and by the way, I would love to meet your treehouse someday!

  74. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:22 am

    LOL Teresa, I blame Siri or spell check when that happens. Thanks for the love and yes, it would be super cool for you to meet the treehouse some day 🙂 It has a lot of personality! Just like you 🙂 Lynne xx

  75. Sheena

    July 20th, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Never thought I would see the day you bought anything but white paint! Loving the new look! I’m also loving articles ora chair! I inspire to have your backyard.. until than I’ll sit on my grass ha. Love ya

  76. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Sheen Bean… right? The idea of me buying anything other than white paint seems cray cray 🙂 … but yup.. it is true. I may have a weakness for black paint now 🙂 You and Travis and the whole fam jam need to come over and sit on the Ora chairs with us 🙂

    Big love to you girly!! Lynne xx

  77. Bobbie

    July 20th, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Lynne, your backyard is AMAZING!!!! Love the black/jute/rattan look. Would truly love to have a backyard like yours. But, alas, I live in an apartment. However, I could really incorporate this beautiful look in my living spaces… I love Article!
    Love your blog! Keep up the good work.

  78. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Hi Bobbie!
    The black/jute/rattan look is d’bomb diggity, isn’t it? O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D.
    PS. Article sofas look great in apartments! I love the mid century look in an apartment and they are not a big bulky sofa… so for the win!!
    Good luck with the contest!
    Big love, Lynne xx

  79. Mary

    July 20th, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    That furniture would look wonderful on my new back porch! Oh wait…it still needs to be built. duh. I could find somewhere in my house to park it & drool….that might even motivate someone to get it built sooner…before winter?
    Good to “hear” your voice Lynne.

  80. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hi Mary! LOL on the new back porch that doesn’t exist. haahaha. Well the good news for you is that Article has a bonk ton of indoor furniture too 🙂 For the win ha!

    Big love, Lynne xx

  81. Eleanor Stemple

    July 21st, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Your backyard looks like one of those sur real Corona commercials! I am getting ready to leave the suburbs for the country and I am terrified! My only joy is that I can dream that someday my surroundings could bring me that feeling of peace that I see in. Your pics.
    Never wrote on a public forum before, but after reading yours, you made me feel like a little bit of crazy was a lot a bit of normal.. Thanks for that!

  82. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Hahaha Eleanor… well… I wish that my backyard came with Corona. You are leaving the burbs for the country?! THAT’S AWESOME! I SCREAMED THAT. You will love it. It is truly peaceful. It comes with a lot of work, but the work FEELS good. The air smells good. The country breezes through your windows will be ahhhhhh. Yay for you!!!

    Thank you so much for writing in my blog. So cool!
    Big love, Lynne xx

  83. Auntiepatch

    July 21st, 2018 at 12:47 am

    So many beautiful items!

  84. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Right, AuntiePatch ?! So many!! PS. I love love love love how long you’ve been following my blog and leaving comments. I just wanted to tell you that. MWAH ! Lynne xx

  85. Auntiepatch

    July 21st, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I’m always here for ya! How’s that kicka$$ husband of yours doing?

  86. Linda

    July 21st, 2018 at 3:46 am

    I love the Sol Daybed. How comfortable it looks.

  87. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Linda 🙂 … I think any furniture with the words DAY and BED in them, are winner winner chicken dinners. Comfy foooshur!

  88. Rowsheen

    July 21st, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Sitting here Saturday morning after it’s been raining with a huge grin on my. Your blog post + chuckles = the best way to start the day.

  89. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Ahhhh schmanks !! Great way to start the day!! Woot woot !!!
    Big love, Lynne xx

  90. Heidi

    July 21st, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Can my summer plans include chilling in your back yard? Because it is amazing! I don’t have quite that much outdoor space to work with, but a couple of luna chairs would be a welcome addition!

  91. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Erhhhmergerd Heidi,
    Aren’t the luna chairs so gorgeous?!! They were on my wish list too. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. They are a perfect mix of white, black, rattan… all in one spot. Stunners!!!! Best of luck with the contest!!! Lynne xx

  92. Barbar-Jean

    July 21st, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I am suffering from serious yard envy

  93. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I am suffering from serious FOMO, LOL because I want to sit on the furniture all day long but then have stuff to do. Like laundry. And eating. haha. Story of my life. We could be friends. Big love, Lynne x

  94. Michele Benninger

    July 21st, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    My summer plans involve staying inside during our 109F Texas heat! I would love to add lights to my backyard to spruce it up and make it a place i really want i hang out! Thanks for all of your beautiful decorating ideas!

  95. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Michele ! You lucky dawg! Texas is so so so so very pretty!! But that heat sounds hawt. LOL. Twinkle lights are just the best, aren’t they? They make almost anything look amaze. Best of luck with the contest !!! Happy summer! Lynne xx

  96. Kristi

    July 21st, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I love the twinkle lights. I need to incorporate those in my porch.

  97. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Do it Kristi…. It will take your porch to a whole new level of pretty. 🙂 I bet you’ll love it. Cheers! Lynne

  98. Ava

    July 21st, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I love, love, love the photos and the wacky writing on this blog!

  99. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Who me? Wacky? ???????? Yup. That’s how we roll around here. Big love! Lynne x

  100. Rachel

    July 21st, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Love this post…I need twinkle lights now!

  101. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Rachel. Me too. STAT. One can never have too many twinkle lights 🙂

  102. gema

    July 21st, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I’m working on planting perennials in the garden – so eventually it will look good – ahahaa – and reading a big stack of novels.

  103. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Gema, can you come to my house and plant perennials too? Right now, my perennials are fondly called weeds. I have a knack for growing dandelions 🙂

  104. Bex2d2

    July 21st, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    You’re hilar! I love your blog. This summer we’re hosting 2 backyards parties to celebrate our elopement! Imagine light strings and tapas boards and custom built tables and cake pops and raspberry lemonade margaritas!!! I’m so excited!

  105. Lynne Knowlton

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    You had me at cake pops. ????

  106. Cathy Griffice

    July 21st, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Summer is so-o-o slow and engaging and yet I need to relax in my backyard to regenerate and start my living day to day. I love the color of the sofa and the chair……The rug is a necessity!

  107. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Right Cathy?! Such a good point about summer! Regenerate, rejuvenate. You got this girly! Lynne xx

  108. Cathyv

    July 21st, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I love summer mornings. We are hosting a wedding this summer.

  109. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I love weddings! Invite me! Invite me! LOL

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  110. Charmane

    July 21st, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Lynne, I know you have enough on your plate but would have loved if you had a ‘tiny home’ spot for singles….Happy summer!

  111. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Charmane!
    Wellllll, I do have a tiny home spot for singles 🙂 … our AIRSTREAM ! Unfortunately, this year, we had to do a bunch of renovations to it so we didn’t list it for rent this summer. Maybe next summer :)))))

  112. Susan

    July 21st, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Lynne!

    As a small business owner, I’m usually busy during the summer & spend little time in my yard. I’m currently resting & healing up from wrist injuries—-making this the first in many Edmonton summers I’ve had time to enjoy. The things I enjoy doing most in my yard is bbqing & simply “taking it all in”. Any lovely furnishing from Article would be ????. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity & your ever inspotaining posts! ❤️

  113. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Susan!
    That’s awesome that you are in Edmonton! A fellow Canuck! We are rare birds, ya know LOL. Sending big love for your Canadian summer!
    Lynne xx

  114. Miranda

    July 21st, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Who doesnt go to bed at 8:30pm???
    Summer includes lots of pool floating with a drink in hand.

  115. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Right? I think 8:30 is a totally respectful time for bed time. haha.

  116. Kamaldeep

    July 21st, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I love your style for everything and this outdoor furniture is absolutely breathtaking!!

  117. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you for the lurve!

  118. Danicarymeswithpizza

    July 21st, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Remember when I used to come on here and just leave swear words. ???? (do emojis appear in here ????)

    I made the mistake of looking at sofas from Article and realized two things.
    1. I have two active tornadoes living in my
    House that will
    Destroy beautiful furniture
    2. I can’t afford shit from Article please let me win ????????

  119. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Haha swear words are totally acceptable, Danica that sounds like pizza. LOL.

  120. Carolynn

    July 21st, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Gah! Article’s outdoor furniture would transform our outdoor space. Finger and toes are officially crossed.

  121. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Crossing everything in between for you too Carolynn xx

  122. sandrahaha

    July 21st, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I love sectionals…hence I love your very pretty Ora sectional with grey cushions to hide the dirt lol….comfortable and room to stretch out with friends!!! …give me a chair sofa or sectional … and I will run to claim the sectional !!!

  123. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Soooo true! Double ditto. I’d be playing musical chairs with you and running for the sectional too. haha. So comfy, right?! xx

  124. Mary Otto

    July 21st, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Light strings – I found some cute Chinese lantern string lights with built in blue tooth speakers. My life is upgraded! String lights are magical.

  125. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    What?! String lights with music? Oh my word. That sounds like HEAVEN. Love the life upgrade!!! xx

  126. Marilyn B

    July 22nd, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Hi Lynne,
    Your ‘cozy outdoor space’ is oh, so beautiful, and the twinkle lights put it over the top for me!! It’s also way beyond my means, hahaha. The only way I will have anything from Article, is if I happen to win your most generous giveaway. 🙂 Warm regards, Marilyn.

  127. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Sending you so much good mojo and well wishes for winning the contest Marilyn !! Big love, Lynne xx

  128. Evangelia Dalios

    July 22nd, 2018 at 7:47 am

    My plans for the rest of the summer is super super boring BUT it involves drinking Margaritas while doing it – PACKING!???? moving to our new house at the end of summer and we don’t have any outdoor furniture. Winning this g.c means I could score myself the Ora sectional and of course ALL the throw pillows – like all of them!! Seriously … ALL.OF.THEM

    Also Margaritas!! (fingers and toes crossed)

  129. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Well girly, sending you good vibes for the contest! Drinking margaritas while packing ALMOST makes packing sound good. LOL. No outdoor furniture? Girlfran, you need to win 🙂

    Cheers big ears!

  130. KellyM

    July 22nd, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Your backyard looks great and I totally relate to the “just have to change EVERYTHING” mentality …. every once in a while I just HAVE to !! lol
    I’ve spent the month of July getting my backyard just the way I like it and now I go out there and just smile, smile, smile ….. until I realize that there is only like another month of summer left ….. boooo.
    Anyway, mostly my summer plans are to relax, enjoy my backyard and eat tomatoes.
    Love your blog !

  131. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Why am I suddenly craving some great fresh summer tomatoes?! I blame you. Invite me over 🙂 xx

  132. Sandi

    July 22nd, 2018 at 11:37 am

    My fav backyard thingee this summer has been a teeny tiny solar pump ($40) that I KNEW was a complete waste of moolah cause it just sort of plopped plopped plop but it ended up becoming a relaxing zen like effect when i placed it in a container of river rock and water. SMALL can be gentle and perfectly lovely if we give it a chance. It was exactly what my backyard sitting spot needed to be grounded in relaxation.

  133. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Sandi ! That sounds like a brilliant idea! I bet it sounds so very beautiful !!! Where did you buy it? I’d love to get one too.
    Big love, Lynne xx

  134. PAM Hildebrand

    July 22nd, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Love your backyard! Makes me want to copy and paste yours. Enjoy the summer air and all its beauty. Pam

  135. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Oh my, wouldn’t it be so so so cool to copy and paste a backyard? D.R.E.A.M.S
    Lynne xx

  136. PAM Hildebrand

    July 22nd, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Love your backyard! Makes me want to copy and paste yours. Enjoy the summer air and all its beauty. I all in awe with the throw pillows and the sectional. Stay cool.


  137. Heather Pitcher

    July 22nd, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Amazing tips, thank you! Love the rugs from article and yes need more twinkle lights! #neverenough

  138. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    All the twinkle lights in the world would never be enough 🙂 … oh so pretty! Wishing you best of luck with the contest ! Lynne xx

  139. Elisa

    July 22nd, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I so enjoy your newsletter! Glad that you are back and hopefully that ruff patch is forever in the past!

  140. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Oh me too, Elisa. Me too xx

  141. Dominic

    July 22nd, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Article for the garden?!?! I had no idea they ventured outside and it looks like everything I would expect of them. So good!

  142. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    So true, Dominic ! I didn’t know either. I have loved hard on their furniture for so long, and venturing outside was a new thing for me too. It’s soooooo cool that they have outdoor stuff. Best of luck with the contest! Lynne xx

  143. Donna

    July 23rd, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Love the couch and nesting tables. Would look spectacular on the deck since we are looking to change things up.

  144. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Nesting tables are d’bomb diggity! Hope you give it a whirl. You’ll love ’em. Best of luck with the contest! xx

  145. Christine

    July 23rd, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Oh!! I must live under a rock… I never heard of Article before! OMG their products are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Goodness! I totally LOVE the Ora sofa!!! I’m dreaming of lounging on it!

    Have a great day Lynne!

    P.S. I’m spending the day surfing Article’s website!! ????

  146. Lynne Knowlton

    July 25th, 2018 at 9:53 am

    LOL Christine, how dangerous was it surfing the ARTICLE website? I spend hours sometimes, just a dreamin’. LOL! No really tho, I love how their stuff is not outrageously expensive and yet so freaking pretty. Plus they deliver. For the win. ha!

    Best of luck in the contest! PS. don’t forget there is a discount code for $50 that is good for the next couple of days! I already bought stuff with it. Don’t tell my hubby. haha.

    Lynne xx

  147. Sandi

    July 23rd, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful furniture & design! 🙂

  148. Lynne Knowlton

    July 25th, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I agreeeeeee. So pretty, isn’t it?

  149. Jennifer Hayden

    July 23rd, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I love the Sol Daybed. Ahhhhh…. Your backyard looks great!

  150. Lynne Knowlton

    July 24th, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I love the Sol day bed too ! Well, I pretty much love everything at ARTICLE. LOL! Best of luck with the contest! Only 3 more sleeps to go 🙂

  151. Nicolette

    July 23rd, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Ugh, such a bummer your town is making it hard on you to bring people to the town! I will never understand that logic ????

  152. Lynne Knowlton

    July 24th, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I super duper agree with you Nicolette… on one hand tourism lurves us, on the other hand, township stuff made it so so so difficult for us. It was a year long process. UGH. If bureaucratic red tape had a face, I’d punch it. 🙂 Lynne

  153. Kristin

    July 23rd, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Anything more comfortable than a picnic table, please! Ready for some comfy lounge chairs 🙂

  154. Lynne Knowlton

    July 25th, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Oh I hear ya sista. We had a picnic table for years, and while they are great for a quick sit down, they are hard on the buttocks. Dang. Wishing you luck in the contest so you can have a comfy toosh. 🙂

  155. Alissa Ferry

    July 24th, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Summer plans = backyard bonfires featuring hobo pies and s’mores. All the nights.

  156. Lynne Knowlton

    July 25th, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Ohhhhh Alissa, I want to know what a hobo pie is! Sounds like I need to add them to my s’more repertoire 🙂

  157. Michele G

    July 24th, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    My backyard fave would be to get rid of all the weeds! Why isn’t my black thumb killing them? Anyhoo, love all the pics, especially the outdoor living room! Thanks for sharing all of your goings on. Best to you and your hubby.

  158. Lynne Knowlton

    July 25th, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Too funny Michele, and when you figure out how to do that, can you come to my backyard? LOL. Weeds seem to be my spirit animal. They are everywhere. ha!

    Thanks for the lurve. Best to you too!
    Lynne xx

  159. Esta Modian

    July 25th, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I love the welcoming look of your outdoor living space and kitchen! We just installed a 10′ round paver patio with a seating wall in an area of our yard that for the past 20+ years I thought of as our corner of shame (too shady for grass to grow, etc….) — we just planted some moss around the space. I have aspirations of adding a cooking area for summer use in another backyard spot, so we don’t have to heat up the kitchen in our non-airconditioned Seattle home. Just glanced at the Article website and love some of their indoor living pieces, as well!

  160. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Corner of shame. That’s hilarious! I have a few corners of those myself, and I am avoiding them. LOL.
    Yes, their indoor and outdoor stuff is so dang pretty. Wishing you tons of luck with the contest ! Lynne xx

  161. Susan

    July 27th, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Napping on the urba sectional is what summer dreams are made of…
    Love your outdoor spaces (well the indoor ones too)! Our plans are to work on our yard to get it looking nice enough to justify getting twinkle lights! #oneday

  162. Lynne Knowlton

    July 27th, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Right Susan?! Errrhmergerd, I almost went for the Urba sectional too! Love the beach sand colour!!!! I need more backyard haha so I can invent another spot to have more Article furniture. xo Best of luck with the awesome contest! Hope you get the Urba dream sofa! Lynne xx

  163. karen b

    July 27th, 2018 at 11:55 am

    We have a bonfire pit in our backyard but no chairs around it yet. We do also have a picnic style table. Not the best but thank goodness we do have a hot tub to chill in only on the cool summer nights. I looove going to the beach in the summer!

  164. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Hot tub? Hot tubbbbb. On my way. 🙂

  165. Jen Gillies

    July 27th, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Ok. Your blog & insta never ceases to make me smile and inspired!!! And you teamed up with Article which we loooooove….our living room may be allll article????????! We’re renovating our deck and I have my eye on the Ora Chair…or two…or more????.

  166. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Awhhhhh schmanks Jen!!! Article is so flipping awesome, isn’t it? So cool that you love them too! O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. PS. thanks for the blog and insta love!!!!! Lynne xx

  167. Pam

    July 27th, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I have not been able to make a decision regarding which chairs I want for my sad, little deck. I’ve searched high and low, but, just like Goldilocks, I am looking for the one that is “just right”. I must have simplicity, but it must be unique! I must have comfort, but it must be sturdy! I must have a wonderful piece as an inspiration for planning the rest of my sad, little deck’s renovation! I have finally found that one in a gazillion chair, I’ve found my Muse!! It’s Article’s Teaka Lounge Chair! And now, all is right in my world (for the time being, of course!) Thank you for helping me solve an agonizing problem I’ve had for years. My family will be overjoyed to learn that soon, I will not refer to our outdoor space as, “that sad, little deck” anymore! Best – Pam

  168. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hahaahhaha Pam,
    We may be twinning, Goldilocks. I feel the same way. It has to be all that and a bag of chips for me to love it. Ps. this stuff is simple, yet unique. Comfortable, yet sturdy. You would LURVE.
    Best of luck with the contest !!

    Lynne xx

  169. Meagan Williamson

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I would really really really like to win this. Thanks. Love you.

  170. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I would really really really like for you to win it too Meagan !!!! You would FLIP with happy!!!!

  171. Lisa

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Looks incredible! When I manage to stay up, I like a lux super soft throw around my shoulders, hot cacao (even when it’s 40 very humid degrees) and staring out at the tree silhouettes and night sky with of course mood lighting! I’m all about solar powered candle lanterns right now but also LUUUUUV twinkle lights. A girl’s gotta have a little sparkle 😉

  172. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    A girls definitely gotta have a little sparkle xx????✨????

  173. Stacey Vass

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I love all of the photos! Next summer we would love to install a pool and I am inspired by you!

  174. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Go for it Stacey! Erhhhhmergerd, having a pool has been a game changer. We love it !!!! Do it. do it. xx

  175. Shelly Murre

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I love your blog! Love your style and that Oro slate grey couch???? Also, would love to win this contest!????

  176. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Shelly! Oh la la the Ora sofa is truly d’bomb of awesome. Best of luck with the contest !! Lynne xx

  177. Ariana

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Dream color combo right there. Bought a house about a year ago and still trying to get the inside just the way we like it. We’re talking bathroom remodel, all new floors, paint (I made it through one room on my own before hiring a painter) and furniture. The last thing on our list is the backyard and your post has given me so much inspiration!

    One question however…are these dog friendly? I have two amazing puppers who would love to relax and be lazy with us in the yard.

  178. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Ariana,

    So awesome that you are going for it and painting up a storm. Totally get why it makes sense for having a painter. I agree one hundred pohcennnnt. Paint is such an awesome game changer in a room.

    Yes, I would definitely say they are dog friendly. I don’t have a dog but we have a barn cat (who thinks he owns the joint LOL) and wild animals ( the racoons and squirrels think they own the joint too ). Often times, they will sleep on it at night.. the little buggers… but it is really easy to just dust it off/whisk it off… and it looks as good as new. Super durable too. We sit on it wet with bathing suits… the whole thaang. LOVE.

  179. Pam

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I love your space way more than I should. I apologized to my outdoor space. I would love to have the Moda dining table from their catalog. Oh, and by the way, I had my arms so happy dancing once above my head I knocked my husbands glasses off his face. Oops…..

  180. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Pam. You are hilarious!!!!! That is all. The end.
    PS. I love you.
    Lynne xx

  181. Colleen Lucas

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Well..I thought I could get away without saying or writing anything here. But the computer forced me to tell you that I love seeing all the items you put in your outside space. And the photographs are fabulous. Thanks and have a great summer.

  182. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    That dang computer, Colleen. Hahahhaaa. I blame the comment font. It makes it so fun to leave a comment. I wish I could print this neatly. I feel like it would complete my life goals. Lynne xx

  183. Kat

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Moved into a new place with a deck, but it is just there empty, sad, not being used because I haven’t found the right furniture! Beautiful summer evenings going to waste because I have nothing on my little deck to sit on. Sigh.

  184. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Your deck might be crying right now. I think you should go hug it Kat. 🙂 LOL. Lynne xx

  185. Emily

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Our porch desperately needs new chairs!
    Summer plans…hmmm.. more days trips…sunshine..and food!

  186. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Ohhhh your summer plans sound tempting, Emily. Invite me! Invite me!

  187. Natalie

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I love the Loopi pebble sand rug!

  188. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Oh no Natalie, I don’t know if I should hug you or kick you. I now LOVE the loopi pebble sand rug! Where has it been all my life?!! So pretty!!!!!!

  189. JEM Castor

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Definitely just want to spend more time by the beach and visit Toronto a couple times this summer! I mean I can use as much family and friends time 🙂

  190. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Jem!!
    Oh if you get back to Toronto this summer, let us know! It would be so lovely to see you again!!!!

  191. Lonna J Peters

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Summer plans – wine, lake, garden (not necessarily in that order!)

  192. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I like your priorities 🙂 Double ditto on those plans! Lynne xx

  193. Mary Moreau

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    WOW, that is seriously one of the most beautiful spaces I have seen. So inviting, so relaxing, so inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your husband do spend lots of time there because it looks like it
    would have a restorative, rejuvenating effect on your soul and calming effect on the nerves.
    I would take my laptop, pen & paper because it would be a great place for the creative juices to flow.
    It would be hard to have to leave that space.

  194. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Awhhhh, thanks Mary!! It really does have a beautifully restorative rejuvenating effect. We rent the treehouse + cabin out so much over the summer, we sometimes forget to go and just chill there ourselves. Running to plunk myself on the Ora Sofa STAT. LOL.

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  195. Jana Caissie

    July 27th, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Amazing space! Hoping to visit someday. Taking the summer to enjoy and reboot my soul. “The cracks we get in our hearts will now allow sunshine in and sadness out. ” My new mantra in life 🙂

  196. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    LOVE IT, Jana. Reboot your soul !! In the words of my awesome pal Tiffany Pratt …. ” don’t do anything that doesn’t light your soul on fire! ”

    Lynne xx

  197. Eleanor Stemple

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    In all honesty, I have danced so hard that I ended up making out with my nebulizer after a self induced asthma attack! So yes, I have danced that hard! In fact, when no one is home, I blast some old 80’s, 90’s music and dance my heart out in the kitchen. My kids don’t know I can dance because I act so goofy. But if I am ever privileged to go out with them when they are adults, I plan on giving them a run for their money! So turn up the music and keep dancing like no one is watching or at least, like me, you don’t care if they are ????

  198. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:19 pm


    You may be my new best friend for the rest of forever.


  199. Eleanor Stemple

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    By the way, ALL of the furnishing you post are amazing! I loved the ARTICLE website too. I can’t have it all, but my dreams don’t have a budget.

  200. Mari-Lynn Wells

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Lynne! Your poolside/backyard is gorgeous and inspirational. Oh how fun it must have been to decorate that space! The soft curves in the Article outdoor furniture are unique. Makes you want to curl up with a glass of wine. Or two! ????????Thanks always for sharing your amazing stories and design projects.
    Summer plans…enjoy my first summer in retirement, ????BBQs with friends and family, readings TONS of books and gardening.
    ML ☀️

  201. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Mari-Lynn !!!!
    Hope you are loving retirement !! We miss seeing you tho!!!!! Sending you bucket loads of love and hope to see you again soon!! xx

  202. Jessica Allossery

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    LOVE the black charcoal. What a fresh change!!!! <3 <3 <3

  203. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Jess!!!
    You must come soon and plunk yourself on it! You would ADORE the new look!!!

    Love you! xx

  204. Cindy

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Favorite Article outdoor product – It’s so hard to pick just one item!…but I am really loving the Ora sectional in either slate gray or beach sand.
    Summer plans – enjoying time with the kiddos before school starts back up again. Anything and all things outdoor!!

  205. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Girlfran, not gonna lie… the beach sand is super adorable too. It was like trying to decide on the cutest puppy… slate gray… beach sand… hmmmm… slate gray… beach sand. GAH.

    Best of luck with the contest!!
    Lynne xx

  206. Tamara Creel

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Lovin your digs!
    The furniture from ARTICLE ain’t bad either.

  207. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Right? Totally double dawg agree 🙂

  208. Carolyn Freedman

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Summer plans: mountains, lake, deck. Rinse and Repeat

  209. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I like how you roll 🙂

  210. TarynItUp

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Summer plans… hmmm for me, It’s actually getting some downtime on the weekend! Work has consumed me, so I’m hoping that I can get in some pool time, and a nice tan!

  211. Sara

    July 27th, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Lynne – your backyard has inspired me so much! Would love to do something even half as awesome as that. This summer has been about spending time with my kids. So great!

  212. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    What an awesome way to spend the summer! Kiddos are great, aren’t they? Making memories xxoxoxox

  213. Cynthia

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Just soaking in all the wonderful memories to give comfort in the rainy winters on the coast. Oh – and I’ll also be trying to convince my husband that we reeeeeeealy need that Sven Cascadia sofa.

    Sending mad love and admiration to you, Lynn, for your boundless energy and positivity. Big cyber hugs!
    ps my favourite way to knock my glasses flying off my face is hugging or kissing my too-tall family members…makes me look like a gd lunatic every time!

  214. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:25 pm


    Oh my word. The Sven Cascadia sofa. I’d marry it. I freaking love that thing. I need one too. I’ve admired it for 43747047549587 years. Okay, I may have exaggerated. But still. LOVE.

    Here’s to the kissing lunatics :)))))))
    MWAH ????????????????????

  215. Marsha

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Bra off….ooops ……now back on. Your outdoor is b u tiful! Oh yeah girl.. your own little corner of sometimes sanity in ur ????. Hoping that things are better for y’all.
    Keep workin ur magic! ????

  216. Rachel Harwood

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Love Love Love the Treehouse!!! Please let me know if any openings come up this summer 🙂

  217. Lynne

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Rachel – there’s an opening this weekend and next week too ???? The only dates left for the summer xx

  218. Marsha

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Bra off….ooops ……now back on. Your outdoor is b u tiful! Oh yeah girl.. your own little corner of sometimes sanity in ur ????. Hoping that things are better for y’all.
    Keep workin ur magic! ????. Digging that outdoor fireplace!

  219. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for the outdoor fireplace lurve and for sending the the big lurve to our end of the world 🙂 MWAH!

  220. Leah

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Such beauty! Love all the inspiring spaces shared here <3

  221. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you Leah! Best of luck with the contest!
    Lynne xx

  222. Angela Kirkpatrick

    July 27th, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Hellooooo Lynne….funny, sarcastic, hilarious blog goddess!

    I just had knee surgery after I thought it would be a good idea to somersault myself down a mountain trying to impress a boy…stupid me, who knew I would tear my ACL trying to look cool and failing miserably. Anyway….my summer will be filled with me lounging around the house in yoga pants (because they’re the only pants that fit under my ginormous brace, it’s super sexy) rather than me summiting mountains and glamping in the great outdoors so the only outdoors I’ll be enjoying will be my backyard in serious need of a makeover. Is it possible to close my eyes and point at any one of the fabulous photos and click my heels three times (if only I was able in my handicap state) and have my backyard instantly transformed to the photo?

    Stay fabulous and keep passing the baileys around!

  223. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Somersaulting down a mountain sounds impressive. I’d marry ya. That, plus I want your magic wand. Imagine the possibilities? LOL.
    You stay ab fab too and cheers to the worlds best homemade baileys! 🙂
    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  224. Rebecca

    July 27th, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I’ve spent the summer pool-hopping with my two 5 year olds in tow. It’s great to have friends with pools…less great to come home to my inflatable kiddie pool! At least I have fired up my warm glowey outdoor lights a few times this summer – provided the cintronella candels were wafting in my general direction.
    I’m mostly keen to check out one kickass Article-surrounded pool in a wee town called Durham next month aka The Pool-Hopping Championship Finals!

  225. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Rebecca !!

    We are looking forward to hosting you and your gal pals in the treehouse + cabin soon! The end of August will come soon!!! So cool that we have a mutual pal too! Send big love to my pal Brenda. Better yet, bring her with you 🙂 !!! Is it all gals that are coming? This could be dangerous. haha.

    Lynne xx

  226. Lynette Woodward-Herborth

    July 27th, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I spent a few days in July at this amazing treehouse/cabin where everything was so amaze-balls! It was so relaxing and enjoyable I couldn’t control myself. Oh wait….. that was your place! Seriously, we can’t wait to go back.

  227. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Lynette !!!
    I owe you an email !! Thanks for the treehouse + cabin retreat love! It was so easy to host all of you and we are so stinking happy that you all loved it.
    Lynne and Michael xx

  228. Dana

    July 27th, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    That Stria rug would be perfect on our dock! I love everything about your space & your blog!

  229. Lynne Knowlton

    July 30th, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Wait. Dana. You have a dock? Can I be your new best friend?

  230. Cathy Griffice

    July 27th, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful and looks really comfy for a couple of ol” pharts….

  231. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Yeah, not bad for a couple of ol’ pharts. LOL LOL LOL

  232. Bianca

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Looove article! We have a few pieces inside and they are ahhmazing quality and beautiful. Outside stuff would be amazing since our summer plans are backyard hangs with our new baby and not much else!!

  233. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Ahhhhh, new baby!! Congrats!!! So happy for you!! Enjoy all the awesomeness that life and baby bring. Best of luck with the contest too! Lynne xx

  234. kathryn gordon

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I love your blog, it’s fun and your taste is exquisite!

  235. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Thanks Kathryn! So sweet of you to say. MWAH! Lynne xx

  236. Erika Pawlowski

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    What backyard isn’t better with twinkly lights? All the lights!

    Plan on spending my summer between the backyard and Lake Erie

  237. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Sounds like a pretty great summmmmahhhh!!! 🙂

  238. Kim

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I just put up twinkle lights in my backyard and now I want twinkle lights everywhere!!! When not staring at twinkle lights I plan to spend some time on hay bay this summer.

  239. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Twinkle lights just make everything better, don’t they Kim? Yas!

  240. Donna Marchlewski

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    This Sofa wants me to be her mother. I’m not kidding! She needs to come home RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE!
    Her Mom

  241. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Hahahahhahaaa. Get home. Right. This. Minute. You are HILARIOUS Donna! Good luck with the contest!!! Lynne xx

  242. Kelly Parker

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! your blog, your thoughts, your humor!! I love your stuff and your style and you make me laugh and yes you also make me really jelly of all your coolness! Thanks for sharing YOU!! And so happy to know about ARTICLE…what cool stuff!!!

  243. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Thanks Kelly for the lurve!! And why am I suddenly craving a peanut butter and JELLY sandwich? haha. Best of luck with the contest!! You have to win, so you won’t be jelly… it will all be sitting in your backyard too. LOL. Lynne xx

  244. Julia Blythe

    July 27th, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Love your blog and that you say exactly what you think! I want to create an amazing backyard experience for my husband and unicorn riding, mermaid loving 9 year old daughter.

  245. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Your daughter sounds pretty cool beans! Best of luck with the contest!!
    Big love, Lynne xx

  246. Jo-Ann Blondin

    July 27th, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Lynne, Been getting inspired from your style. We are doing a reno at Riverbend and the #NordChair in light brown leather is exactly what will finish off the living room. Can’t wait to show the before photos now that an after is about to happen. We have pink…yes pink counters in the kitchen, burgundy carpet faded to brown in spots and pink in some closets. And don’t forget the stencils. It’s going to look fabulous when completed.. Article has great items that will help modernize it. That chair is so fantastic. Say good-bye to the 90s!!!!!

  247. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Jo-Ann… pink counters and burgundy carpet. Ehrrmergerd. HALP. Best of luck with the contest !!! What a change that would be to Article the space up. Woot! Game changer.
    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  248. Cindy

    July 27th, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Holeee sheeeet! (Can I say that if I exaggerate and misspell it?)
    Your place is gorgeous- it looks like a resort. I had to go back to reread it cuz I’d misunderstood when you said you didn’t shoot it; I thought it was Article’s catalog shots.
    Already an Article fan- their stuff is all so stylish and lovely. (I dream away on insta mostly) would love a chance to make dreams come true.
    Summer plans are mostly on the fly- our backyard is beautiful (although sans super stylin’ furniture) rustic stone patio and firepit on a treed lot. We spend much time cooking our dinner over the fire and sitting around it into the evening watching fireflies (now that the mozzies are mostly done)
    We’re had more opportunity to share warm Summer’s eves with friends who are kindly trekking our way for a visit. So, this summer has been filled with swimming, naps in the hammock, bonfires, grilled food, good friends and sangria!
    What dreams are made of, I think.
    Oh and complete with the actual warm glow of LED bistro lights (don’t hate me- LEDs have come a long way, some are actually warm tone.) Ours are solar Edison filament style and have an orange glow, the photo sensor turns them on at dusk and they dim as the power dies out, unusually around 1-2am. Come daylight the sun charges them back up for the evening’s festivities.
    Ps- hope that enjoying your gorgeous backyard this summer is making up for all of last year’s crap

  249. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Oh hells to the yeah, you can say that Cindy. LOL about the catalogue shots. If I took them, it would look like someone streaked through the photo (and yup, that would be my husband) haha.

    Aren’t fireflies just the best thing on earth? I swear, it is my fave week of summer when they come out. I wish they stuck around for the entire summer. So good.So so so good.

    Wow! Photo sensor edison filament sounds awesome but you lost me at the LED. haha.

    Best of luck with the contest !!!
    PS. I love love loved your comment

    Lynne xx

  250. Shannon Hughes

    July 27th, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I plan to spend most of the summer at my family’s cottage near Bracebridge. I love Article’s outdoor rugs.

    P.S. you are hilarious.

  251. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:29 am

    You have a family cottage in Bracebridge?!! Can you adopt me??!

  252. Jan

    July 27th, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I’m loving the Ora sectional sofa- It’s be perfect around my fire pit. Your yard is gorgeous!

  253. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for the yard love Jan! Best of luck with the contest! Lynne 🙂

  254. Maggie

    July 27th, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    You are such fun! I wish I could meet you………..

  255. Jane

    July 27th, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Maggie said it all. Lynne keeps it real, makes me smile, and has amazing ideas to make a house a fun home.

  256. Lynne Knowlton

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Hi Maggie, Hi Jane….
    I may do some speaking engagements later in the year. Who knows, maybe we will meet! 🙂 Where do you live? Please tell me it is in Barbados or some place tropical. LOL. xx

  257. Jen

    July 27th, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    We plan to camp this summer! Outdoors it is! Love EVERYTHING Article!! Have the Triplo sofa <3

  258. Kiyomi

    July 27th, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    This is the giveaway for me! We’re spending the summer DIY’ing a new deck and screened in porch since we have little ones and need enjoy the summer stuck at home while they sleep. We need some bug protection and some comfy lounge chairs or sofa to relax with!

  259. Barb

    July 27th, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Just trying to stay cool and hydrated at the moment! Took a trip to the Midwest to visit relatives and now home and trying to make the backyard a bit more pleasing as a hangout since it is cooler outside than it is inside at times this summer. Trying to keep the a/c at a reasonable level is hard!! Using a pretty hand held fan that I swiped from my GD and drinking lots of water with lemon slices!

  260. Kelly

    July 27th, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Love how the outdoor living space turned out!!
    Our summer plans include getting a bedroom ready for our new baby girl coming in December.

  261. Lynne Knowlton

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:13 am

    New baby girl? New baby girlllll? That’s awesome, Kelly!! Congrats !!! I’ve lost my train of thought and can’t think of anything else other than the absolute beauty of a new baby girl. Big love! Lynne xx

  262. Eileen M Serletic

    July 27th, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I’d love to take a nap on the Sol daybed.

  263. Lynne Knowlton

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Me too. You won’t even hear me snoring. haha.

  264. Danielle

    July 27th, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Bom chicka womp womp! Your treehouse is the poster child of sexy. I’m a big fan of the Daisy lounge chair on the site… I can foresee myself mucking popcorn from our new popcorn machine too!!!!! We are off to our honeymoon soon. We will start in Austria and Germany to eat all the schnitzel and then let our barrels out in the Amalfi coast to finish. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration. We’ve had trials and tribulations ie. some SHIT GO DOWN just like you but your positive outlook on life resonates through your posts. You’re killing it- keep smiling.

  265. Lynne Knowlton

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Awwhhh Danielle, thank you for the vote of encouragement AND for reminding me that I need to eat more popcorn, but in a Daisy lounge chair. haha. Sorry that you had shit go down too. Isn’t it just a kick in the teeth? Sending you best wishes for your honeymoon!!! Big love!!!! Lynne xx

  266. Wendy

    July 27th, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    First thought hmmm ???? new deck for the beautiful outside furniture to reside on – yeh .. not this year but that’s SOOOOOO okay because I get to see my son marry the girl of his dreams this August and I am mega excited, because as well as having THE best son in the world I gain the best daughter in law too. Wait a minute …… that furniture would look awesome on their deck though hee hee. Love your blog Lynne have a ‘cool’ summer. Cheers ????????

  267. Lynne Knowlton

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Hi Wendy!
    Dreams!! Sounds like it is going to be a pretty great August !!! I’m so happy for you. It’s great when your kiddos have beautiful love in their life, isn’t it? Best of luck with the contest and sofa moving. hahaha.
    cheers!! Lynne xx

  268. Corinne

    July 27th, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Summer plans: paint, rip out ancient hottub (that breaks down all.the.time) head to gulf island, jump in the ocean, drink fun drinks and dance to the wee hours (or 11pm- cause I feel old and I have a 10yr old)

  269. Lynne Knowlton

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Hi Corinne, do you have room to put me in your suitcase? I promise, I won’t make a peep.

    You are hilare. Until 11 pm. hahaha.

    Big love! Lynne xx

  270. Chris Gilmour

    July 28th, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Oh so glad you love Article (me too but wasn’t sure about the quality) – and black/white/rattan are my summrr-jam (well and raspberry…) Thanks for the awesome contest!

  271. Chris

    July 28th, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Oooh – summer plans are to sornd time decorating my brand-new scandi-modern house! With Article furniture, she said hopefully!

  272. Lynne Knowlton

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Hiya Chris,

    Funny enough, ages ago, I wondered the same thing. One day, I stopped by a friends house and she had an ARTICLE. sofa. I sat on it. I swore, I may live in the sofa for the rest of forever. After that, it has been lurve. The quality is superb. The pricing is really great with awesome value too. Hope that helps! :)))) Lynne

  273. Kristen

    July 28th, 2018 at 7:45 am

    My backyard is rocking peeling teak 10 year old furniture, and reaaaally needs an update. I want to buy everything!

  274. Erna Palfi-Towsley

    July 30th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Very very creative to say the least – love your concept.

  275. Erna Palfi-Towsley

    July 30th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Your designs are a reflection of your well being !

  276. Shelley

    July 31st, 2018 at 10:12 am

    We are in the midst of a total backyard re-do. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  277. Megan Jenson

    September 18th, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Soo pretty backyard!

  278. Kevin Ross

    December 20th, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks, Lynne. You are an inspiration!
    Best to you… Kevin.

  279. Mom

    February 1st, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    oh my gawd….Im in style again lol. Remember when you painted your kitchen doors black, and table legs etc. Well, of course I painted my window frames black, my doors black and all sorts of cool trim (even furniture.) Remember when you did that years and years ago before your white-out days. Well, truth is, everything is still black (although I have changed wall colours in my bedroom and living room to white-ish/soft cream/pale pale green……and Im working my way to the kitchen…..anyways :o) next year, true to form, I’ll paint everything white. LMAO. And your new furniture. Holy stink, we use to decorate like that when I was in my 20’s ( 15 years ago :o) Of course you can never keep your old stuff because it comes back in style…..because!!! Its old with a new twist. And how horrible would that be to have the same furniture for 50 years (whoops, I mean 15 years). I see the apple didn’t fall far from the tree with your cutie pie Tristan. (although at her age, weren’t we hot gluing twigs and dried flowers on wreaths??? LMAO…. I still have the glue gun burns from our all night sessions) She’s talented to the core, and comes by it honestly. Well done.

  280. Michelle

    April 16th, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Stunning !!!!!!!

  281. Cheryl

    June 13th, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Lynne. I am inquiring about the contest for the $500 to Crate & Barrel. It said it runs from June 10-14, but I can’t find a place to enter.

  282. Lynne Knowlton

    June 14th, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Cheryl ! Just wanted to double check back with you and see if you saw the contest deets? I updated the blog post today, so hopefully that is much more helpful.
    Here’s the contest details for you 🙂

    Pop over here to this photo in Instagram, and tag a friend in the comments of the photo. Use the hashtags #CBSummerTreehouse and #CBContest. Follow me @lynneknowlton and @crateandbarrelcanada.

    That’s it. Easy Peasy Lemon Breezy 🙂

    Best of luck with the contest!


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