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Patio Decorating

My friend/mentor, Ever from ES Designs, asked me to come on board an outdoor patio decorating job he was starting on. I love working with him! Even though his years of experience surpass mine, he always values my input and let’s me do my thing when it comes to accessorizing and styling, my absolute favorite part of the job. We feed off each each other and simply just work well together.

This project needed to be completed in three weeks and we were on a budget.

This patio hadn’t been touched in years and was mostly used as a place to store extra stuff. Stuff that needed to be taken out.

Ever is also a drapery expert and always sees an opportunity to hang some fabric. It cracks me up. So with this patio he wanted to get a little Viceroy with it and make it into some type of cabana and outdoor living area.

Can you tell which one is the before and after?

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This before and after are opposite views, but you get the point.

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Brick columns were painted white to brighten up the space and outdoor sconces were painted black for drama and contrast.

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This wall was painted green to bring in color and create a focal point.

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This bench already belonged to the clients, but wasn’t being showcased. It now fits in this nook perfectly.

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There was also this area off to the other side that Ever wanted to convert into another small pool cabana.

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Pots were moved, pool was cleaned, things were styled and now it’s all ready for summer.

Happy Tuesday!

  1. May 15, 2012

    I love it! Wow! What a transformation! Did you have the stripe valances custom made? Great job! Talk about a before and after! Bet the homeowners were thrilled!!!

  2. whoa! this is great. i love that chair SO much. when i saw that horchow offered it recently, i began searching couch cushions for spare change. i’ll get there one day… probably in about 4 years.

    I love the Viceroy feel. And the jute and the textiles and the mandarin coffee table and the focal wall. Love it all.

    Great JOB!

  3. May 15, 2012

    It boggles the mind that these peeps weren’t taking advantage of this space before, because YOWZERS!!! What a party patio!!! I would give my right arm for a fabulous outdoor space like that one! Well, maybe not my right arm per se, but definitely a pinky or something…I’m pretty partial to that arm, that would have to be a whole house (c:

  4. May 15, 2012

    Looks wonderful! Like something from Architectural Digest. Great job!

  5. May 15, 2012

    Oh. My. Gosh. Irene. This is incredible! The before and after are just so different it’s unbelievable! I love all the accessorizing- you really have an eye for good design. I am in awe!!

  6. Dude, it’s frickin awesome!!! Such any amazing fresh up. Of course I love the rattan chair, but the whole thing is gorg.

  7. May 15, 2012

    THANKS for all your help!
    Great design and right on budget = HAPPY CLIENTS!!

  8. Ho! Lee! Ef! That is friggin fantastic!!!!! You did an amazing job!

    I’m not too into the outdoors, so I get annoyed when designers say “I’m going to bring the outdoors inside” I like this because it looks like you brought the inside out….it could be a real living room. Just awesome. Fab styling as usual.

  9. May 15, 2012

    This looks spenisve!!’ I can’t wait to get my hands in your brain!!

  10. May 15, 2012

    Ummm I could live there. Can I live there? It looks like a hotel. Serz. ok, I did not pick your brain enough on our vid chat. I will be definitely doing that when we start redoing our dungeon of a bedroom. Until then, Bella’s corner will be the coolest. Black wall you say?? what about curtains? She likes to be covered when she is sleeping. also helps against her slient but deadlies.

    so great seeing you tonight!

    xoxoxo

  11. May 18, 2012

    Transformation anyone??? My goodness this is awesome. Love the Viceroy affect and casually elegant vibe. Beautiful!

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