Friday, July 18, 2008

Room makeover, a before & after: I could really use a back rub, too...please

I mentioned last week that I finally got around to putting my deck together for the summer... good thing, since pretty soon I'd have to skip the whole thing and hang the Christmas lights out there instead.


I wrote that I rearranged the furniture, much like you would do in an interior room, creating a focal point (the bench) and giving the room some definition (with the potted trees).


This week I finally put out the soft things: the pillows, tablecloth and flowers, the stuff that beckons you to come on out and take a seat....


...but first, would you mind grabbing me a cocktail...maybe a little bowl of chips...my slippers...ooh, a magazine...heck, my pajamas...?

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19 comments:

My Thrifty Victorian Home said...

Gorgeous! So inviting!

Libby

The Style Sisters said...

Love the Patio!! I really like your blog as well. Thanks for your nice comments on my fireplace mantel.

Chris said...

I thought this looked fabulous last week! Woah! It looks amazing! Nicely done!

katiedid said...

Just a note to say "thnaks" for visiting my blog! You have a great one too. It is really fun to see the before and afters using very little in the way of $.
And your patio is so pretty!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Looks great, Mary! Those little details make all the difference.

Rhoda

Darlene said...

Just beautiful...as usual!!! Mine looks more like the first picture...guess I need some pillows and softness.

Caroline said...

Oh, that looks so beautiful! We have a a deck attached to a large three season porch, but summers are so hot in St. Louis, we don't get out there nearly as much as we would like to. Great blog, btw. Love your before and after photos!

Holly said...

FABULOUS!!!!! I think we could be kindred spirits! I LOVE it all!

That Girl Designs said...

This looks so inviting! Enjoy the weekend.

Lacy said...

I am new to your blog and like your redseigns. I love the patio and want some of those trees. I would love to be sitting at that table. It is amazing how fabric makes something look so warm.

bandelle said...

Can this please be my patio? What kind of trees are in the pots? I'm very impressed!

Kylie

At Home Redesigns said...

Hi Kylie: A few people have asked about the trees, and I have to be honest, I'm not sure!

I picked them up a few years ago (there are two kinds there) at either Lowes or Home Depot. They were not much bigger then. They are evergreens, along the line of arborvitae. They might even be arborvitae.

I would just check with a nursery for something that won't get very tall and is OK potted.

It's nice to see green on the deck in the winter, too...

cityfarmer said...

MY HEART BEATS WITH YOURS..

THIS IS TOO SCARY...
JUST RENNOVATED BOTH BLOGS

...LET'S CHAT

may I add you to favs?

Handmade Housewife... said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for popping over and visiting my blog. Your patio area is beautiful! If I bring my pj's can I join you too...smile!? I just added some things to my area, but now I'm thinking I need pillows too. You have great ideas and style. I'm definatley adding you to my daily reads :) Just wonderful!!

-Hayley

Rachel said...

I just have to say thanks for stopping by my blog and now I have to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!
Your header had me laughing out loud.. :)
Hope you don't mind if I come back every now and then. Off I go to add you to my google reader & maybe create some home decor fabulousness!!

:)Rachel

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I actually did have you in my FFF file! Dang it..... But Jennifer did an awesome job on your feature. Please email me for your blinkie that all featured bloggers receive.
kim
krjdemmon@comcast.net

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Wow - it's amazing to see what a few pillow and a table cloth will do. Do you just take them in every night or is the fabric something that can withstand the dew?

Jennifer P. said...

I love the look of a soft patio! What a way to extend the inside to outdoors----I think you just added some square footage :)!

At Home Redesigns said...

Hi Jen:

The pillows are made for the outdoors, so they stay out. The tablecloth usually comes in....unless I forget...then it stays out.

Thanks!
Mary