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PROJECT PREVIEW: OUTDOOR PATIO IN (HOT) PINK

I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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It isn’t often that I get to use an electrifying color like hot pink in my design projects. However, when I see an opportunity I jump in with both feet. I like using saturated colors in small doses to create high impact. It makes a huge difference especially in small living spaces. The outdoor patio belongs to my Broughton Square  client. You may remember when I redesigned the living room (a Pinterest favorite), the dining room, master bedroom,and the foyer (photos coming soon). The look I’m going for here is tailored like the rest of the home, but because it’s an outdoor space I wanted the colors to be more vibrant.

Usually I start with fabric as my inspiration, but when I came across this magenta self-watering planter it became my starting point.Lechuza-SelfWatering-Planters

Not only was I smitten by the color, I was also intrigued by its clever sub-irrigation system.

What’s a sub-irrigation system?

It’s a system that provides your plant with the water and nutrients is needs for up to three months! So even if you don’t have a green thumb this planter makes watering easy and hassle-free especially if you travel frequently.

Next, I sourced this woven fuchsia tray now on sale at World Market for $11.49! Though we’re halfway through the summer now is a great time to redesign your patio. Trust me, you can score some excellent deals. And if you live in a warm city like Atlanta, you can enjoy your space well into the fall months.

Fuchsia Outdoor Tray

 Lastly, I pulled the scheme together with pillows, pillows, and more pillows!

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All of the pillows are make with Sunbrella fabrics. They are softer and more comfortable, yet are fade resistant, durable and easy to clean even with bleach. You can pretty much leave them out all winter, but I’d recommend bringing them in so they last longer. 

Ok, so here’s the entire plan…Broughton_Outdoor_FurniturePlan_ErikaWardInteriors

 

I’m sure you’re curious about the outdoor lighting, right? I’ve got a great combination of outdoor-safe plug in lamps as well as a tea light candelabra that really sets the mood for rest and relaxation. More on that later. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the furniture and rug.

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I’d love to show you awesome pics of the finished space, but you’ll have to wait for the next post! Until then, head out and purchase some of those self-watering planters. Here’s Justin installing the flower boxes with the same sub-irrigation mechanism. You’d be surprised how easy it is!

 

Broughton_Sq_OutdoorPreview

 

Have you used hot pink lately?

Where?

Indulge me! 

 

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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