Outdoor Planning






Planning outdoor spaces can be challenging - a lot of the ideas I find are too commercial, expensive, or not quite my style. I'd like to finish our outdoor area this summer, so I've been gathering a few simple ideas: potted plants, strings of lights, and adding moss between patio pavers*.

I also made up a little floor plan of our current progress! A few details shown: last summer we built the tiny patio off our kitchen area (1) that runs along side our garage in the back. We put a retaining wall with yews on the outer edge for privacy (2), and also added a built-in garden box for our tomato and pepper plants (3). This leaves a space just big enough for a round table & four chairs (4). It's small, but kind of cozy.

*Hopefully adding moss between the pavers will give it a nice rustic look, balanced out with some modern accessories (more on those in the following post).

10 comments:

rooth said...

Your plan seriously looks good enough to eat. It really looks like an awesome cake or ice cream concoction!

alli/hooray said...

Thanks, rooth! I wasn't sure if it looked totally silly, but it was fun to make.

Gloria said...

What a beautiful outdoor space!! I love the idea of adding moss between the stones for a more organic look

Kayla Poole said...

I imagine you sitting out there with Q eating summery pasta and watching the daylight fade into firefly kingdom. Basically, can I invite myself over once it is completed? :-)

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Oh my goodness, I love your little design! This is going to be just perfect. I want to come visit!!

rachel! said...

ohh, i love your floor plan! i like your style and i can't wait to see what you do with the space!

rachael adele said...

i think you could probably make a business out of designing spaces and selling them as prints. ;)

seriously so cute!

alli/hooray said...

Thank you so much for the kind words everyone!

Jenni @ Jarfly said...

Love your "as the bird flies" design!

Jenni @ Jarfly said...

Love your "as the bird flies" design!

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