patio style challenge -- revealed!


I am so excited to finally reveal the results of my Patio Style Challenge post with The Home Depot! Turning our empty deck into a backyard oasis was just what the doctor ordered after the brutal New England winter. {cv} and I hadn't invested much thought in our outdoor space. When The Home Depot offered me the chance to work on this project, I jumped on it! I spent a good deal of time at three of my local stores during this challenge. Their staff amazed me with their expertise and patience. Though the cold weather threw things off a bit (and subsequently killed my basil -- boo!), we were able to capture the patio on the one nice day in a very long string of rainy days. Here are a few teaser images from the day...


The "placemat" below is actually a marble tile cut to 12" x 14" by a friendly Home Depot employee. I added a few felt pads to keep the scratches to a minimum. These beauties won't blow away and they'll survive in any weather. I am just a little bit obsessed.


Since our home is in the Ocean State, we had to pay homage to its nautical roots. I created these rope coasters, which could be made in a number of sizes, to use under pots of plants on the deck and under hot plates on our patio set. They add an extra splash of color and definitely gave the space a nautical vibe! (If you want to make your own, you only need rope, a glue gun, some masking tape, a utility knife and a lighter. For all the details, check out my post for The Home Depot here.) 


I must give BIG props to my sweet friend, Bree Hester. She took the photos for this post and completely knocked it out of the park! Bree was an absolute lifesaver the day of the shoot -- I seriously couldn't have done it without her. Credit must also be given to my dear friend, Meredith, for whipping up my chicken scratch designs into those nautically inspired pillows. She is a rockstar. Last but certainly not least, I am so grateful to The Home Depot team for making this post possible. We cannot wait to share this space with our friends and family in the coming months. I hope you love it too. xoxo {av}


This post was made possible by the generous support of The Home Depot. They provided me with the patio set and a gift card to cover some other costs associated with this project. All opinions are my own. Many thanks for your support of brands that support long distance loving.

14 comments:

  1. Those marble place mats are to die for! we have some marble remnants and now you have got me scheming ;)

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  2. I love the idea of those marble placemats! What a win!

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  3. What a beautiful little oasis you created-I love it!

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  4. the marble tile idea is genius! it looks like a fabulous retreat and I'll be over soon with some bubbly....

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  5. Love everything about this! And you look fabulous my friend! xo

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  6. Love the coaster idea! So fun and bright!

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  7. Love the coaster idea! So fun and bright!

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  8. Oh my goodness this looks incredible!! Love the photos - and the Georgetown cups are the perfect touch! :)

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  9. Fabulous job!! Genius idea about the coasters!!

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  10. The marble placemat is such a good idea! It makes for much easier clean up, I'm sure!

    Alyssa
    www.feathersandstripes.com

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