Our Patio Before & After

Today's the day our patio makeover is up on The Home Depot blog!! We started with our backyard looking like this...


...And decided to add a patio there because we wanted a sort of outdoor family room where we could hang with the kids & entertain.  Home Depot gave us a sectional that we added to in order to make a massive  hangout area.  Our good friend, Mike Carr - of CarrMichael Construction- had the stone patio built.  And now we've got this: 



 I layered the sofa with some of my own fabrics and added in some vintage chairs so it would really reflect our style:


I took a TON of photos of the space and explained each and every little thing in the Home Depot blog so if you have some time, check it out here.


I'm off for an installation but hope you enjoy the post!!  Have a great day!!



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33 comments:

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

This is so great!! Love the touches you added to it and of course all that seating is perfect, I need a great outdoor space, need to get on it :)
Have a beautiful day Lauren!

xo
Edyta
www.edytaandco.com/blog/

Cary said...

I have a question!!! Let's say its the end of the day and rain is on the way. What do you do with the cushions/pillows/rug? Do you haul them inside and back out the next time you are using the space? Do you use a waterproof container? I really want to incorporate cloth items in our outdoor area, but the hauling in and out makes me crazy!!!

yuko said...

Your new patio looks amazing! Love the laid-back, earthy feeling. And Ashby is definitely making that picture complete! I'm heading over to Home Depot blog to see more pics :)

Kristen said...

Looks so good! The perfect space for enjoying summer.

Vel Criste said...

love the space, very relaxed feel, love all the greenery and that table!

Jennifer @ MillerMusings said...

Gorgeous! We're putting in a deck and patio soon, and this is just the feeling I want for them!

Anna said...

Love how relaxing the patio looks. I checked out the pics in the Home Depot blog. Love them all. Love the green chartreuse paisley pillow.

Julie Swanson said...

So beautiful! What a great space to enjoy the sunshine or cozy up with a nightcap! Love it!

Julie
WhereWeAreBlog.com

Emma Casler said...

Absolutely LOVE it . . . we are looking for a big outdoor sectional, can you tell me what one that is from Home Depot?

pam said...

it's gorgeous lauren! i love all the pillows! (i long for the day when our puppy is mature enough to not snatch my pillows off our outdoor seating and run with them.)

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

It's wonderful and a true extension of the living space of your home. I'd love to see a photo of it looking at the house to see how it all ties in. And can you really leave those sofa cushions outside all the time or is a deal where you bring them in and out most of the time?

Windlost said...

Beautiful Lauren. We need ours raised like that too. I will have to get David to email Dave again to see how they raised it as I can't imagine you had that much gravel put in. haha. technical details...!

It looks like a wonderful space - love seeing the beautiful boys there with you. :)

Hugs, Terri xo

theanatomyofdesign.com said...

what an amazing space for your whole family! I love that you included your fabric and the vintage chairs are the perfect final touch!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Lovely job!

Sarah K said...

Lauren,
You did an amazing job. I love that sectional and all the beautiful pillows. Thanks for sharing.
Sarah

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Wow! Impressed! This looks soo good!! Hope things are well!

xx
d

Hannah said...

awesome!!!! what a great addition to your home! can't wait to make our yard "liveable". trees and ivy are great for boys who love to explore...but not for moms who want to relax! ha! HAPPY FRIDAY! :)

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Looks great Lauren!!! Enjoy the summer on that gorgeous patio!
Hugs,
Amy

Lauren said...

Hi everyrone!! Thanks so much for the sweet comments!! :) For the pillows & cushions- great question. The sofa is the Beverly Sectional from Home Depot and we leave those cushions out in the rain. The rug is also an outdoor rug which stays out in the rain too. Some of the throw pillows are outdoor pillows so I leave those out and I bring the others out on the weekends & when we entertain. I either throw them in a big outdoor storage bin we have near the patio or bring them inside. (Sometimes the rain gets them when I forget ;) ;) I almost always bring in the blankets when it's going to rain. We use them in the yard for the kids and I use them when it's chillier out and have to wash them pretty often. I have a ridiculous amount of quilts & blankets both inside & out so I just end up rotating them.

Thanks so much & have a great weekend!! :)
~Lauren

ps- I'm working on having my fabrics printed on outdoor fabrics so hopefully I won't have to bring them inside for much longer!!

JNoPie said...

Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn said...

Are you serious? so pretty!!!

City Chick said...

Lauren,

This is so pretty! I love it. We are re-doing our yard this summer and this is a great inspiration. Can you tell us what all the plants are that you have. I love the combination of textures and different shades of green.

Thanks!

Katie K

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- What a fantastic place to hang out - you must be SO happy! Heading over to your post right now..

Loretta

LindsB said...

Of course your patio is outdoor perfection! I think what totally makes this space is your personal fabrics, they are just stunning!

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Michelle Price said...

Looks great and I love how you mixed your pillows with the graphic rug. Enjoy

Debra Phillips said...

you are the queen of before/afters, and you never fail to disappoint lauren!
love this space and your stylizing wizardry!
love seeing the boys, so cute
xx
debra

Stacey {steward of design} said...

What a lovely, organic feeling of this space. I really love it all.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Just beautiful. I love it! So glad I stumbled upon this. Look forward to seeing other beautiful posts. Have a great weekend!

The Healthy Apple said...

Beautiful and SO amazing!!!

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Leanne said...

What a gorgeous outdoor living space you've created!! Love it!

Lauren jonczak said...

Wow, you guys did a great job. My yard looks like your first picture but I am looking for ideas to create my own outdoor living space. I am the kind of person that loves to entertain guests. I know that this is an inappropriate question but was getting your patio built really expensive? This is the kind of patio that I would love to have. Thanks for sharing.