What can I say....Katy & Jason were the sweetest new homeowner's and it was a constant thrill to watch their eyes light up every time something new was revealed to them. Their home is small, but stylish and comfortable.
Living in Southern California, where it's outdoor weather ALL THE TIME, it was important to both of them to have a very useable, contemporary outdoor space. They entertain often and use their patio as a true extension of their home.
Their inspirational homeowner's from the Rate My Space web page did NOT disappoint!
JOYCE: Her pergola and drapes made for a beautiful extension of her home. She was very "hands on" when she created the outdoor room that suits her lifestyle and the pergola was a HUGE part of the transformation for Joyce.
GLORIA & TOMMY: Brought home the Texas Grillin' in a BIG way! Their outdoor kitchen and dining area was beyond inspiring.
STEVE: He gave Katy & Jason something to dream about....an outdoor room that could be as comfortable as the indoors. Beautiful & Classic.
Getting the chance to speak to Joyce as well as Gloria & Tommy was so cool. They were funny, entertaining, had great advice and quite insightful!
As always, Jared, The AMAZING Danny (in the very first photo) and Rupert made this possible with all their hard work in the blazing hot sun. They tore up and hauled tons of concrete, built structures out of redwood, and planted more greenery than they thought I could haul to the house....BUT, they kept going without any complaints as long as every time I showed up with another car full of plants, I also had brought a few of their favorite red velvet cupcakes. Sugar and caffeine can make miracles happen. YOU GUYS ROCK, HARD!
ALMOST everything is outdoor friendly and weather resistant.
-All decking and pergola materials: www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-Dining table, low-white-metal-mesh chairs, bench, silver mesh side tables: www.roomandboard.com
-Love seat and 2 chairs in the espresso finish weave: www.target.com
-Cushions for above furniture a well as throw pillows were custom made for me by:
-Outdoor rug and large B&W pillows on couch: www.crateandbarrel.com
-Dng chairs, blk. stools, galvanizzed square planters: www.cb2.com
-Large, batik print orange chair pillows, white lanterns on bar: www.westelm.com
-Floor throw pillows, bar stools and cylindrical galvanized planters: www.ikea.com
-Bamboo screen dividers that were painted orange: www.jackalope.com
-All plants and orange paint color for room dividers: www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-The MOST AMAZING red velvet cupcakes used to keep me and my crew going during the long hot days (they have other incredible baked goods and food):
This was such a fun makeover to do and it was totally worth all the hard work.
Go forth & design well,