Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m revealing one of my favorite before and afters yet. I’m changing things up a bit and taking us on a little trip over to my parent’s house. Join me, will you?

*This post is sponsored by AE Outdoor (aeoutdoor.com). All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

You might remember some of the makeovers from my parents house back when they moved a few years ago. I had the pleasure of designing their kitchen and living room. (You can see those makeovers here and here.) Fast forward a few years and they asked me to makeover their back patio. My mom is a crazy-talented gardner, so her back yard is already basically perfect, but they needed some help with seating area along their patio, so I offered to help (with a big ole’ special thank you to AE Outdoor as well)!

When I first spoke with AE Outdoor, I knew their classic line of patio furniture would be the perfect fit for my parents back yard. They offer traditional designs, but with a modern, clean twist. And what I love even more is that all of their designs come with beautifully patterned pillows as well – so basically it’s a one-stop-shop!


Man, isn’t that set just stunning?? I ordered the Arizona 8 piece sectional and love every bit of it. It’s even on sale right now, so you really need to check it out! They’ve also got a number of other sets on sale, which you can find here.

My parent’s back patio wasn’t awful to begin with (as you can see). It’s covered and offers a lot of entertainment space, so who can complain, right? The only thing missing was that “wow” factor. From the moment I started setting up the Arizona set, it’s almost like the entire space transformed in a matter of seconds. Don’t you agree?



If this doesn’t make you want to grab an iced-tea and magazine and chill out by the pool, I don’t know what does! I’m not sure what I was doing more that day… photographing their new back patio, or relaxing on it.






I also enjoyed how versatile the Arizona set was. If for some reason I wanted to make the sectional smaller, I could simply take out one or two of the sections. In fact, I even brought a few over by the pool to show you all how easy it is to change it up. The furniture is also pretty light-weight, so I was able to pick up everything myself with no problem. And to be quite honest, I’m not the strongest girl you’ve ever met, so for me to move all of this myself says a lot!




If you’re looking to buy one of these beautiful sets yourself, you can purchase their products on their website or other retail stores like Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, SamsClub.com, Target.com, and Wayfair.com.

And just one last time – let me give you the before and after again. Pretty amazing difference, am I right?


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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!


  1. Amy, this looks so beautiful! As the designer of the furniture I am so proud to see how people like yourself use it in your own spaces. You parents are so lucky to have a daughter as sweet and talented as you. Thanks for making me look good! 🙂

  2. Where did you get the jute rug you used with this set? Also, what size is it? Thanks!

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