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July, 26, 2016

My Outdoor Living Space Reveal…

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Drew and I spend so much time in our backyard, especially during the summer, so it was important to create an outdoor living space that was comfortable, inviting and made us feel like our backyard was an extension of our home.

The exterior of our home was inspired by French architecture and design so when I was selecting pieces from Joss & Main for the space, I wanted to make sure the furniture reflected the french flare and I’m so happy with the way it turned out! A few of my favorite details of the space are the silk peonies and the french blue pillows that tie in with my windows. Joss & Main had so many great furniture and accessory options to choose from that it was hard to narrow it down, but everything turned out perfectly! To see all of the pieces I handpicked and to shop my space, click here.

 I want to give a big thank you to the Joss & Main team for working on this project with me, it was such a fun process and we have been enjoying our newly made-over backyard all summer long!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Joss & Main.


  1. Trendique says:

    Wow!!! What a pretty outdoor space <3

    xo Vanessa from

  2. Fatima says:

    Your outdoor living space is beautiful. Loving the utensils and the juice dispensers.


  3. Rachel says:

    So beautiful! Your home is such a beautiful place to raise a family

  4. McKenzie says:

    Rachel, this is absolutely stunning! Puling major inspiration for our new outdoor living space!


  5. Lucy says:

    That is such a beautiful outdoor living space! I can imagine long summer afternoons spent there with lunch or 4th of July fireworks fun! Thank you for sharing – SO much inspiration!

  6. Paige Flamm says:

    This is such a lovely outdoor space! I love all the pieces you chose!


  7. Absolute perfection! And pregnancy looks great on you, Rach!


  8. Gorgeous! I absolutely love what you picked!

  9. Oh my goodness! So gorgeous, Rach! I love everything!

    We are working with them on our bathroom makeover and they are a dream to work with… we love everything we have from them!

  10. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Awww, such beautiful and serene setting for a wonderful Summer evening family and friends little fiesta. Absolutely simple and classy! :)

    Bonjour to the little adorable DasherBoy has made another appearance on the blog with his beautiful family. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  11. Rach says:

    Your outdoor space is gorgeous! I love the table!

  12. Madeleine says:

    Your outdoor area is just gorgeous, you have done such an amazing job of styling the french pieces in a modern way! Dash looks so happy with it, hehe! And I hope you and Ilsa are feeling better!

    xx Madeleine

  13. brett says:

    this is stunning! a beautiful place to entertain! and I love the flower arrangements!

  14. Tracy Walden says:

    That’s not the right link for Emily’s outdoor space ! Whoops ! :)

  15. Your home is absolutely stunning and the outdoor space is no exception! I love Joss & Main and the pieces you’ve curated are beautiful!!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

  16. pia says:

    this white dress is so beautiful!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

  17. Ann-Louise says:

    Such a beautiful outdoor space! It looks so cozy and chic!

  18. Neha says:

    This is such a beautiful outdoor set up..and You look soooo gorgeous and I love your smile…..Cant take my eyes off your photos Rach….Isla is looking soo cute and adorable..Lots of Love and Hugs….

  19. Luxamorous says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love, love, love it. Isla is so cute on the pictures :)))))

  20. Natali says:

    Well, it’s just as majestic as I thought that it would be! :) Well done!

  21. This is so beautiful!! I absolutely love your outdoor space.

  22. Federica says:

    one day I hope to have a space just like yours!

  23. What a beautiful space. I love the pieces you picked!

  24. What a beautiful space, thank you so much for sharing this!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  25. Amy says:

    I just love your outdoor space! You flawlessly combined comfort with style.

    XOXO, Amy @ Jeans and a Tea

  26. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous!!! Such a dream backyard! It’s Nice to hear you say your house was inspired by French architecture because I’m up SAST with friends and have been upset that your house and now I know why, d Nice to hear you say your house was inspired by French architecture because I’m obsessed with France and have been obsessed with your house and now I know why, duh! Beautiful.

  27. Tess Felber says:

    Your entire home is absolutely stunning and this outdoor space is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing <3
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  28. Rach–

    So beautiful!! Loving that the exterior of your home was inspired by French architecture. That explains a lot… and I love it!!

    1- What recipes are in the beverage dispensers??
    2- What are your’s and Emily’s dress details?

    All the Cute 🎀

  29. Lauren says:

    Absolutely stunning, Rachel! You have such great taste in home decor. I love the simple elegance of it.

    Lauren |

  30. Brittany says:

    Looks so beautiful!!

    XO Brittany


  31. mmmmkayyy. i love your design. love it love it love it.

  32. Sophie says:

    Really lovely, stunning decor!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you stopped by! :)

  33. Jo Ann DiGiacinto says:

    LOVE your outdoor space and how reflective it us with the rest of your home. Such a soft color palette to pull in from the beautiful views you have in Utah. Can I visit and bring my wo pups from New Jersey (lol).

  34. Carin says:

    Your outdoor space is so so beautiful! Love everything <3 Xo

  35. Kate says:

    Your outdoor space is absolutely stunning!!! I love Joss and Main and love those rose gold forks. #housegoals


    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thanks Kate! The rose gold forks are seriously my favorite. They are unique and add just the perfect pop!

  36. Hayley Larue says:

    This such a beautiful outdoor space! In love!! <3

  37. Polly says:

    Wow, your outdoor living space looks absolutely amazing! It definitely looks like something you would see in a magazine!


  38. Maggie says:

    What a gorgeous space! Perfect for entertaining!

  39. I want to come over and have a garden party! So cute.

  40. Kate says:

    In love with this! So beautiful and just in time for gorgeous autumn weather!
    -Kate //

  41. Sharan says:

    The patio and backyard came out beautiful! Love how you styled all the pieces together.


  42. Vera says:

    Love your outdoor space, beautiful photos!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  43. Kelsey Bang says:

    it all turned out so cute! well done!

  44. Marcela says:

    Absolutely stunning! I have only been following you for the last year but always look forward to your posts. Can you share what color you used on your doors?

  45. Laura says:

    what a gorgeous space- I’m loving that huge dining table, so perfect for al fresco dinner parties!

  46. yael steren says:

    I’m obsessed with the copper flatware and the punch glass dispensers. Seriously amazing!! xx yael

  47. Naomi says:

    Perfection as always Rachel! =) Thank you for always inspiring us all xoxo

  48. Madeline says:

    Rachel, it’s beautiful!! So homey and inviting. Enjoy your summer with your cute little fam! Xx

  49. Lovely photos! What a great space for hanging outdoor and entertaining! Love that you tied in the accents with the feel of the home’s architecture!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thank you Laura! I think it helps a lot to have everything centered around an idea like that so it all fits together!

  50. Katee Long says:

    Beautiful! Where is your white dress from!?

  51. Emma says:

    Outdoor living space goals!!


  52. I love your outdoor space!! Also, your newest arrivals are beautiful. I ordered all three. I cannot wait to feature them on my blog! :)

    @andislist |

  53. rachel says:

    House is beautiful of course! OMG! Dash wanted to be sure and show off his “goods” as well clearly….(as evidenced in photo #14)

  54. Carolyn says:

    love your outdoor space! it’s so light and airy

  55. Victoria Taylor says:

    I LOVE wicker more than I should! I love it with the exterior of your home. Emily’s is to die for too! I could cuddle up on the couches and dream the day away! Can’t wait to visit Joss & Main!

  56. Jess Oakes says:

    Joss & Main is the best!! I love this space, thanks lady!

  57. It’s sooo beautiful!!! XO


  58. Amy J. says:

    Beautiful! Joss & Main has darling home decor! That punch looks soo good! I wish you would share the recipe. – Amy J.

    Bowlines and Lace

  59. Meg says:

    Gorgeous photos! What a great outdoor space!

  60. Love me some Joss&Main! The space looks incredible. Well done!

  61. Brittany Gutierrez says:

    I am LOVING this blog, just recently found it and started following immediately! Can you please tell me the color you used on your trim work of your home? It is beautiful and exactly what I am wanting for my historical home. Thank you!

  62. nn says:

    Hey Rach, i love this post! what is the name of the white bowls? I can’t find them on the site ;( Thanks so much.

  63. Jenna Hanson says:

    Such a beautiful outdoor space! The link to Joss & Main is no longer working. Are the sources listed anywhere else?

  64. Jules says:

    Hi there. Could you please share the brand and color name of that beautiful blue paint. Thank you!!!

  65. Stacey says:

    What is the color of your paint trim? Thank you

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      I don’t think there’s a name for it! The company who did our windows created a custom color. But let me triple check with Drew and get back with you!

      xo, Rach

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!