Monday, June 6, 2016

BLOGGER STYLIN' HOME TOURS SUMMER EDITION- PATIO REVEAL!


Today marks the beginning of one of the best weeks of the year... another round of Blogger Stylin' Home Tours!  I've participated in this series for several years, and it's seriously always a favorite. If you found your way here from Eclectically Vintage, welcome!  Many thanks to my sweet friend Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. for inviting my to be part of this tour once again.

Almost exactly a year ago, we started the process of a big patio makeover.  The major work wrapped up earlier this Spring, but it took me a little while to get everything just how I wanted it, and I wanted everything to be pretty and green outside, so I thought today would be the perfect day to show you around our new outdoor living space.  Links to all of the posts in the patio makeover series, as well as all sources are listed at the end of this post.


Here's where we started out (it's cleared off for demo here, but this is how it used to look furnished).  Other than overgrown landscaping and a past due pergola, it was a great space.  However, we wanted to make the area larger and expand the covered roof.  The flooring was brick, which I loved, but it was also split level so we gave up the brick in order to have a large cohesive slab that was all one level.


After months of planning and construction, here it is all finished!


We just about doubled the square footage and added on to the roof to allow for more of the area to be protected from the elements.  We really have 3 different zones- a living area, a dining area, and an open area that isn't covered.


I think the fireplace is my husbands favorite addition- he builds a fire no matter the weather, but it's especially nice on cool mornings and evenings.






A pierced brick half wall between the fireplace and the house creates a little cubby for the grill.  We also have a faucet up on the patio, so the holes in the brick wall allow us to feed the hose through that side rather than dragging it across the patio.


Scout approves of the sofa!



This post is so photo heavy, please click over to see the rest of the tour!



If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I found this awesome vintage swing a few weeks ago.  We love it because it's easy to move around wherever we want to use it.  Yesterday as he was sitting in it, my son said "Mom, thanks for getting this chair."  ;) #score #momwin



Where the old pergola used to be, now we have a completely covered dining area.








Chief approves of the eating area!  (Eating is his favorite, can't you tell?)


Bocce ball, anyone?  (That's my bedroom peeking though the window.)


I just planted everything in these pots over the weekend.  I'm looking forward to them filling out and trailing down the sides.



We have already been using the space well.  We've hosted several gatherings of family and friends, and we are out there daily.  It was and will be worth every penny of the investment we've made!



SOURCES:

LIVING AREA
Outdoors Sofas (on sale!)  ||  Outdoor Rug  ||  Similar Black Chairs  ||  Similar Garden Stool  ||  Black and White Pillows  ||  Blue Chinoiserie Pillows  ||  Green Paisley Pillows, DIY  ||  Brass Ginger Jar  ||  Girl Bust- Ross  ||  Similar Blue and White Pot  ||  Bamboo Coffee Table-vintage, with this paint  ||  Rattan End Table- vintage, with this paint  ||  Gold Terrarium Candle Holder- Hobby Lobby  ||  Similar Polish Pottery Vase  ||  Green Cable Knit Throw  ||  Similar Mexican Blanket  ||  Similar Blue and White Succulent Bowls  ||  Chippendale Planters  ||  Moroccan Mirrors- Hobby Lobby  ||  Red Watering Can- Ross  ||  Oversized Wall Clock  ||  Ceiling Fan- Home Depot


DINING AREA
Cobalt Planters  ||  Swing Chair- vintage  ||  Disco Ball  ||  Chandelier- Yard Sale Find  ||  Blue Greek Key Pillow  ||  Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug  ||  Farmhouse Style Dining Table (on clearance!) ||  Wicker Dining Chairs  ||  Outdoor Rug  ||  Similar Green Mexican Glassware  ||  Blue Willow Dishes  ||  Gingham Napkins  ||  Embroidery Sewing Machine  ||  Similar White Plates  ||  Wallace Flatware  ||  Double Topiaries  ||  Similar Blue and White Pot  ||  Green Water bottle- vintage  ||  Small cookie pedestal  ||  Red Polka Dot Tea Towel  ||  Blue Topiary Pots- Hobby Lobby with DIY paint job

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Now, head over to see Corinna from A Designer At Home for the next stop on today's tour.  Thank you so much for visiting today, please come back here on Wednesday for the summer tour of the inside of my home!  And finally, if you're new here and enjoyed the tour today, I'd love for you to subscribe or follow me on your social media of choice. (Instagram is my fave and I share lots there that never makes it to the blog.)



Be sure to follow along with the rest of the tours this week, too!  I can't wait to see the inspiration overload!

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35 comments:

  1. this space is a total DREAM, jennifer! i am in love and want to come over! and i love the shot into your bedroom- glorious!

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  2. I have hanging chair envy! It's so so pretty and colorful and so you!

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  3. WOW - if I bring cocktails, can I invite myself over for dinner and s'mores in that fireplace?! I wish I had a covered outdoor area - enjoy!

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  4. So wonderful Jennifer! I am loving the outdoor fireplace! Everything looks so cozy, the perfect entertaining space! Happy summer! xo

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  5. It turned out to be the perfect outdoor space. I love that you have a living and dining area. Beautifully decorated as usual too. I think I would live out there.

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  6. Such an amazing space! I know it will be well used and well loved!

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  7. Jennifer you did an amazing job designing the renovation and how you would use the areas! Your entire outdoor space looks beautiful and I imagine it functions so well for your family and for entertaining!! I hope you're enjoying it all, what a huge quality of life project!! I love it!

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  8. Gosh, everything is just beautiful, Jennifer! It's apparent that you thought through all of the planning really well so that the spaces work well for your family. I love that your son is so enamoured with the new chair :) As usual, your details and colors are both classy and fun!!

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  9. Jennifer, I'm so blown away by this! It's just so, so good and so you! It's such an amazing transformation and I know your family is going to love being out there! So happy to have you as always :) Ooh and I spy some of my favorite At Home finds in there :)

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  10. Wow, such a beautiful space, I love how it perfectly transitions from inside with your fun signature style! What a great space for your family and friends to enjoy! Happy Summer, friend!

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  11. Jennifer, this is such a stunning space! Great job on the roofline as well! Looks wonderful! And, I adore your mix of colors and metals. Such a fun and cozy spot to hang with family and friends. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  12. Such better use of space. It makes the whole backside of your home look bigger! Beautiful job!

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  13. What a gorgeous patio makeover! I am always so in love with your colorful photos! Looks like a great spot to hang out any time of day!
    xo

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  14. So beautiful, Jennifer! I totally agree with your husband, that'd be my favorite spot and I'd always want a fire too! :)

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  15. Gorgeous as usual!
    Also--Could you tell me the name of the blue planters? I'm having trouble finding them.

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    1. I didn't see them on At Home's website, you have to purchase them in store. Hope you have one locally!

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  16. Wowzers!!!!! Geez this is one amazing patio!!! I am so envious and definitely inspired to get mine done. Great tour!!

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  17. Jennifer - Beautiful! I know you'll spend so much time there.

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  18. Gurrrrlll!! It's absolutely amazing! Love it SO much!

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  19. Everything is so lovely! I'm enjoying all of the details. The fact that your bust wears jewels makes me smile. I saw the TV and am wondering if anothing special was done for an outdoor TV? Special TV, wiring, etc? I would love to do this one day!

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    1. Thanks Corinna! Nope, nothing special. It is up high enough and close enough to the roof that we weren't really that worried about it. We bought a fairly inexpensive tv, though, and are treating it as an experiment outside. So far so good, no problems at all. However, it is mounted so that we can release it from the bracket and bring it in if the weather gets too questionable.

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  20. Jennifer, you knocked this one outta the park! Erm, I mean, outta the back yard! Everything turned out beautifully! Your vision is now complete and I can't wait to see your next project. I followed your IKEA knock-off Pom Pom basket on a previous post. I see a similar one with black (?) pattern on your patio. Since it wasn't listed in your resource listing, I wondered if it was the IKEA basket (only enhanced)?

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  21. Jennifer, thanks so much for sharing this amazing space. I was going to ask about the tv but see someone already did. But the furniture overall, living in the Atlanta area I seem to be plagued with pollen and humidity. How do you care for your pillows, do you store them to keep them clean and/or cover any of the furniture. Everything is so fresh and clean! Love that comment by your son and yourfur baby enjoys it too! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Oh my godddddd I am obsessed with your porch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just started following you on instagram too. GREAT JOB!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  23. Beautiful! Where did you get the fabric for your green pillows?

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    1. Hi there! Here's a link-
      http://www.fabricguru.com/p-fabric-by-the-yard/allen-linen-slub-drapery-malachite

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    2. What about the green paisley pillows on the porch?
      Thanks!

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    3. I made those from a regular cotton fabric from a fabric store in Dallas. Sorry I don't have any info. on it!

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  24. Beautiful transformation! I love the fire place and the comfy hanging chair. Great job!

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  25. It turned out fabulous! I’d kill for an area like that to watch a movie at night! It’s gorgeous as always! <3

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  26. congrats on the amazing space. I can only imagine the beautiful gatherings you will have there. enjoy the summer!

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  27. Oh wow. It looks FABULOUS!! So so so fabulous. Love all your signature colors, that fireplace looks amazing (I can see why it's your husband's favorite feature), and it looks perfectly magical at night. What a wonderful space to have as part of your home now.

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  28. I'm blown away your outdoor space looks magical, love all the details and thoughtfulness that went into everything and now I want an outdoor fireplace, maybe one day!!

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  29. So, so pretty, I love it all. So much bright, bold, beautiful color!! And I love all of the wicker and bamboo furniture!

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