07/21 Inspiring Spaces

Backyard Envy

It’s backyard/patio/outdoor space envy season, guys.  As boyfriend and I think more about what our ideal home would be like, having an outdoor space is near the top of the list for both of us.  I’m really not too picky about it either- enough space for a couple chairs and a fire-pit (we’ll tell him it’s a grill) and I’m good, really.  Just somewhere to kick back and hang out outside is such a luxury for summer, or pretty much year-round if we’re talking weather like LA (grateful), so no doubt we’d get good use out of it.

Some current favorite outdoor inspiration:

backyard fireplace


monochrome decksI swear I wasn’t intentionally searching for monochrome spaces.  It’s just what happens these days as I realize more and more that it’s my favorite.  I think I’m on to something.
black pergola

tileDoes any real person’s backyard actually look like this?  That tile is dreamy!deckI can also admit that I look forward most to putting up globe lights.  I must.
hammockOr hammocks.
rooftop deckA rooftop deck works too, I’ll take it.  And those chairs!

Got a favorite among the bunch here?  Feeling the same envy as me or do you already enjoy an outdoor space of your own (luckyyy)?

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

20 comments on “Backyard Envy”

  1. I’d kill to have any of those spaces! I especially love #7 with all that beautiful wood. And ya, that chair in the last one is pretty amazing. Our porch lost all hope of ever being decorated into a fun space when I turned it into my workshop ha.

  2. Obsessed with the outdoor fireplace in the first image, and the awesome white outdoor dining chairs in the last photo. We have the tiniest little patio, which is better than nothing, but I still dream of a big beautiful backyard too!

    1. Yes! I love your patio and I thought you used the small space so well!! The globe lights are the first thing that come to mind <3

  3. Amy, this post could not have come at a better time for me! My husband & I are prettying up our apartment balcony & this is great inspiration – I never mean to go monochrome either…it just looks so good!

    1. Oh yea… that… HA! My daydreams/inspiration hunts never take that into consideration. I guess that’s why it all ends there!

  4. Good evening,I hope all is well with you and your team!

    What and where do you find your “transformation properties”? I would love to have my tiny back yard/lanai transformed into a beautiful, very low maintenance space, and would gladly offer it as a manscape site, if feasible and affordable.

    Thank you and Happy New Year…..Vikki Powell

  5. Would love to be a client on this show! How do I complete an application for consideration? My backyard could use the makeover! (NMB, FL)

  6. Please, please pick my backyard for Backyard Envy. I love what you do and you would have so much to work with… Thank you for your consideration!

  7. I’ve owned a couple of homes but I have never had a backyard where I’d be happy to entertain anyone. We own our home and love in Miami FL. You just have that sense of style and fashion and know how to put everything together to make it all come together and look fabulous. Please consider my home for a backyard makeover. Thank you.

  8. Could you please please consider my backyard for a makeover! I have a lot of space with no ideas as to what to do with it. I will appreciate anything you could help me with. I am a disabled veteran and cant do as much as I would like to wuth the yard. Thanking you in advance and crossing my fingers!

  9. Would love to be considered for a backyard makeover. Have lots of space and overwhelmed with what to do with it. Love what you do!

  10. Hi there, I have the last double lot in Pleasure Point CA. There is a studio in the backyard, but am at a complete loss as to what to do with it. I’d love some ideas about having more privacy from a next door neighbor. We’ve updated our sweet beach house only 7 houses from the beach. Please help. I’d love to be considered for your show. Aloha!!!

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