The Perfect Pergola

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭

Last year when we did a complete overhaul of our backyard, we also started on a patio project.  We put down new tile, but it kind of fell to the wayside because it was so hot and we had exhausted our budget!  But, I have good news…after a year’s wait we are going to finish what we started! We are waiting on our contractor, who promises to be here in a couple of weeks!

I have been on the search for the perfect pergola and that means I have been pinning away!  You can visit my Pinterest Board “Outdoor Rooms” to see all of my ideas! At the bottom is the one that best fits our space!  Can’t wait to show you the finished design!

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Our pergola will serve the same purpose as this one – alfresco dining!

This is cozy with a fireplace… ours will be simple!

So inviting!



Our pergola will not be attached to our house, but will be similar to this.

Now this is stunning!

I have always loved the idea of fabric panels!

What a beautiful space for dining outdoors!


I am planning on hanging an outdoor chandy!

This almost feels like a tree house!



And here she is, the one I have chosen…it best suits our patio!  I really liked the white double columns with the natural wood on top!

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  1. Love your choice, Pam! I can’t wait to see it completed. My sister-in-law has one almost exactly like #5, and they installed a remote-controlled swag shade to entirely cover the interior, made of Sunbrella fabric. Unless you grow plants on them, it’s almost a necessity. Talk about woes and things to avoid…my next door neighbor had one installed, which is attached to their home – natural cedar. Not liking the silver tone cedar takes on, she power washed it after the first winter, which splintered the wood (!), then hand sanded & had it polycoated. Apparently it wasn’t weatherproof poly or the wood wasn’t sanded properly, and it later peeled. This summer they’ve machine sanded it and painted it. Ugh. Wax on, wax off.

  2. Alice says:

    I liked all of them. I also love columns and you’re going to have eight of them! I can’t wait to see it finished. Are you going to plant wisteria on it to help with shade when dining? Oh my goodness, how beautiful would that be especially when its in full bloom. Your yard is going to be Architectural Digest worthy. Have fun!

  3. Kim says:

    Gorgeous! We’ve talked about doing this for years but never got around to it. I will thoroughly enjoy going through this process with you! I love the one you’ve chosen. You’re right…it’s perfect. It’ll be so fun to see your tablescapes under the new pergola. Tuesday blessings, friend!

  4. Shenita says:

    Pam, how exciting! These are all so pretty! I saved the second one from a magazine several years ago! Now, I have seen it pinned many times. It still makes me smile each time I see it. Looking forward to seeing yours!

  5. Oh, you will love your Pergola! Decorating and alfresco dining!! My husband and I have built 5 Pergolas and love them. I have Chandy’s and Curtains in mine. We built ours one at the time starting about 16 years ago. I can’t wait to see yours. You have a Beautiful Landscape!

  6. lulu says:

    No matter how yours turns out, it will be perfect. Hopefully, there will be wonderful cool days in spring and fall to allow you to totally enjoy it.

  7. gwingal says:

    Pam, I have been trying to convince my husband that white columns would look good with a wood top and wood floors! Thank you for backing up my opinion. Maybe I can convince him now. He got 4 free columns and this is how I want to use them.
    🙂 gwingal

  8. bj says:

    i love pergolas, too…we put up a very simple one at the first of the summer and i love it so much, i kiss it goodnight…haaa
    i have a lot of work to do in the way of plants and etc but will wait until NEXT summer to work more on it.
    hoping you get the one you want….

  9. Catherine says:

    Oh my Oh my Oh my!!!! What lovely settings for outdoors….happy sigh… saved the best for last, though! Beautiful choice – love the double columns ever so much.

  10. diy180 says:

    Hi, Pam
    Great inspiration on these pergola. I love them all and it’s hard to pick which one I would want. I can’t wait to see what you do and hope you share at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you. Have a great week.

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