15 February 4, 2008

Elsewhere: A Sunny Patio

First, Holly created a pretty little living room. Then Ez created a fresh, inviting home office to coexist in the same (virtual) house. Which brought us to… the Blogger House Party.

Several bloggers (myself included, yay!) are each creating another room for our virtual client’s home. We have Holly’s short bio to go on, and a general palette of “yellow, white, and pretty pastels”.

Home owner: Young single mother (cookbook author) with a son living in a 18th century Georgian townhouse in Savannah Georgia approx. 2000 sq ft., 2 floors, 3 bedrooms (one is an office), and a large patio off of the kitchen. She loves to entertain, enjoys pastels and Swedish decor, decorating on somewhat of a budget but she can splurge on one expensive item per room. Loves pattern and feminine touches but can’t deal with too much clutter.

I have to say, I love this whole idea. How fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with. I created our client’s patio…

A Sunny Patio

I chose to splurge on the chairs (so worth it). The lovely egg-shaped planter could be considered another splurge ($95 for a little planter), but it adds such a yummy, glossy pop of color that I just had to include it. The table is a bit on the expensive side too, and honestly? Inexpensive wooden tables are going to pop up all over the place once summer gets a little closer, so I’d just keep an eye out. I think IKEA had one last year for about $100.

OK, I’m looking forward to spring and summer now. :) Thanks for putting this together, Holly and Ez!

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15 Comments

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    janet
    February 4, 2008 at 12:52 am

    I love it. I have a blank slate patio that I can’t wait to decorate this spring so I’ll be bookmarking this page!

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    Kylie
    February 4, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Love it! Times like this when I wish I didn’t live in Australia. I WANT that table and egg planter!

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    molly
    February 4, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I love it – the egg planter is my favorite! I so want to live in this house!

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    Diana
    February 4, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I love the yellow chair – I’m all about retro. I could definitely see a pitcher of lemonade thrown in with this mix! Can’t wait for spring!

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    Jen
    February 4, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I love this! The combination of yellow and robins egg blue is so fresh and makes me wish for spring (especially today-yuck)! Now if I just had a patio to decorate…

    I love your place by the way (saw it on Apartment Therapy). I actually mentioned your kitchen in my blog post today…Check it out if you’re interested!

    Keep up the cute work!!

    http://www.jlcstudio.blogspot.com

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    Sues is not Martha
    February 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    What a cute idea. And I love the patio you came up with. The chairs are definitely worth it…and I WANT those plates!!

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    laure
    February 6, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Oh Nicole, you have such an eye for simplicity and beautiful color. I love the patio!

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    montseta
    February 6, 2008 at 4:08 am

    I love it! Love those beautiful chairs and the yellow/blue together! Pity I don’t have a patio. This is like an online Casa Decor (http://www.casadecor.es/)

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    Diana
    February 6, 2008 at 8:58 am

    What a lovely color scheme. Absolutely perfect for a patio.

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    Christy
    February 6, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Love the patio – very fresh & sweet looking. On an unrelated note, I’d love to know any other sewing blogs you like. I’m trying to get into sewing and would like to find sewing blogs that will direct & inspire in the same manner that your blog & decor8 do for interior design. Thanks!

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    Amy
    February 6, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    I love it! I need to do something like this for my place. Any suggestions for a bedroom that incorporates vintage chic and japanese modern?

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    At Home with Kim Vallee
    February 7, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful arrangement. I love the melamine plates. The light blue and yellow combination will be popular this Spring. We begin to see it everywhere. For example, they are the featured colors on the Pier 1 Spring catalogue.

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    joanna goddard
    February 7, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    that is the COOLEST idea ever, i love it!

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    Courtney
    February 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I love your blog!! This is a fantastic post and making me antsy for warm(er) weather and sunny skies.

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    Wicker
    February 12, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    What a great idea, and what a lovely patio collection you assembled.

    Can I be your virtual client next time – you design everything and I’ll pretend to live there :LOL:

    Winona

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