If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few mysterious images.
You may also be wondering why I’m working on deck decor in January. I swear, I’m not crazy. Well, not totally crazy, anyway.
You see, as it turns out, I’m going to participate in the 2014 Home Depot Patio Style Challenge. I KNOW, RIGHT?! I can’t really believe it either. But I’m SO excited.
The majority of the heavy lifting (literally) for this challenge will take place in late February and March. Y’all know I can’t wait that long, though. Come on. We’ll save a lot of the big projects for then, but I’m already planning out color schemes, furniture layouts, and many, many DIY projects. And I may or may not be getting started on a few of them.
When it all comes together, I want our deck to reflect the style of our home. Those of you who have been reading a long time know that I proclaimed our style to be “modern rustic glam” back in 2011, and that still holds true! There will be clean lines; bold colors and graphic prints; natural/rustic elements like wood (obviously), warm bronze and lots of plants; and of course, some gold. I’m getting pumped up looking at photos like these:
This deck, designed by Nancy Pearson for Traditional Home, is one of my favorite outdoor spaces of all time. It has everything – color, a live edge table, classic lighting, greenery, texture … It’s just amazing. Here’s another photo of it, up close:
Another favorite is by Kristin Jackson of The Hunted Interior, and it’s actually from last year’s Patio Style Challenge.
Kristin has a great eye for mixing patterns, and doesn’t this whole space just look so welcoming? I absolutely love her DIY live edge table. In fact, I love this deck design so much that I keep catching myself subconsciously copying it, and that is not OK. Must work on that! It’s just sitting in the back of my brain all the time.
Because it’s me, there will be definitely be black, white and turquoise, like these patios (both via Ciao! Newport Beach):
And some fuchsia, like this:
Kidding. Not quite that much fuchsia.
I’m just so excited to get started! I get more excited every time I look at the posts from last year’s Patio Style Challenge. The bloggers came up with such creative designs – I hope I can swim in that kind of talented pool!
What are your favorite outdoor spaces? Let’s see ‘em!