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Turquoise and Coral Outdoor Living Space

We took our backyard from terribly drab to seriously fab with a new patio and tropical inspired accessories!
After living in our home for a few years, we decided it was time to give our backyard some TLC!
We hired a local landscape design company to tear down our old deck and install a patio in its place. After the hardscape was installed, I set to work decorating an outdoor space using colors reminiscent of my favorite vacations. I hope you enjoy this tour!
Using large outdoor area rugs, I divided the patio into two areas: one for lounging and one for dining/cocktails.
Our guests can take a seat at the table for dinner or belly up to the bar to keep the chef company as he grills!
The selection of outdoor fabrics is SO fabulous these days. I had a lot of fun selecting poppy prints to give the space flair.
We still have some landscaping work to do. I have a lot to learn about keeping plants alive, but I'm excited for next year when we'll actually do some planting.
Until then, we will just be eating and drinking out here! I hope you enjoyed! If you have questions about my sources for anything, please ask. I respond to all comments. And if you're not afraid of color, please check out my blog, www.embracemyspace.com, for more details on my colorful, coastal-inspired home! Much love, Hometalkers!

To see more: http://embracemyspace.com/2015/08/18/taking-it-outside-for-a-fake-picnic/

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Aug 19, 2015

    Oh my word! This is beautiful. I have some major backyard envy! The color combos you went with are awesome too.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 19, 2015

    That is SERIOUSLY fab.

  • Joyce A
    Joyce A Morrisville, NC
    on Aug 19, 2015

    Would like to see the after from the same point of view as the before! Lovely yard!

    • Sara Bates
      Sara Bates Gilbertsville, PA
      on Aug 19, 2015

      Thank you Joyce! There are more photos over on my blog!

  • Deborah Hammond-Peebles
    Deborah Hammond-Peebles
    on Aug 19, 2015

    Love this! How was the bar created?

    • Sara Bates
      Sara Bates Gilbertsville, PA
      on Aug 19, 2015

      @Deborah Hammond-Peebles - Thank you Deborah! We hired a professional landscaper to install the bar so I don't know all the technical details. I do know the stone mason hand-cut the bricks to lay them in the interlocking pattern you see. The top of the bar is several pieces of Bluestone with the edges rough-cut for a natural finish. There are gas and electricity lines inside the bar to operate the grill and mini-fridge.

    SHERRY Lakeland, FL
    on Aug 19, 2015

    pretty but it looks like Publix

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