It’s been a while since I made a “Good, Better, Best” design board so I thought I’d bring you one today. Just a reminder:
It’s a room design that I create virtually and you implement. I’ll
separate the design in tiers. The ideas in the ‘Good’ level are small,
easy updates you can make, thrift or buy, that your budget will barely
even notice. The ‘Better’ category can be layered on top of that at any
time and will add some more polish to the space. The ‘Best’ category
works the same way: another layer of goodness that you can add to your design now or over time. NONE of the rooms in my house were done at once. A good design and room that makes you happy, takes time to gather and evolve. There’s no rush!
I was asked to make this design board by one of my besties for her new houses’ cool courtyard patio. Now, usually patio updates are done in the spring or summer but here in Texas it’s way too hot to sit on a patio right now so you buy decor as it goes on clearance and give yourself a beautiful patio to enjoy the fall weather when it finally gets here (in late November…..)
Here is the space as it is now:
They moved into this house not even a year ago and there have been more
important things to do PLUS the aforementioned blazing Texas heat.
That’s the front door on the far left, the shadow on the wall is a balcony looking facade that frames an upstairs window.
You enter from the front yard through this gate and the front door is almost directly across.
Its an awesome space. It just needs some love. So let me show you what I’m thinking.
First things first, a new front door color! Its such an easy update for once the weather cools down when you can leave the door open for the day. Kelsey and I have already talked front door colors so I know she’ll love this. Dark Harbor by Benjamin Moore. AND she wants to paint the inside of the door too. DO IT. I love the pop of color it brings into your house. And it’s so happy!
The little table that’s against the window would look nice placed under the porch light, next to the front door. It could display a few potted plants, a lantern or wreath or even seasonal decor like a cute little pumpkin for fall. I like this idea also because the front door is a little off center from the view through the gate, so this gives a little view of charm from out in the yard.
and try to display them at different heights for more interest. Like I
said, we move ours in to the garage in the winter because they survive
and because it cuts down on plants you’ll have to buy the next spring.
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I even thought it might be fun to give it a bright makeover with this pop of yellow.
This is also a simple, cheap addition but some string lights would
really help finish the space and make the patio a great, relaxing place
to be on a nice night.
I thought this geometric print would work well with the rug and give you a little more contrast.
Here’s a third that will pull the colors from the door and greenery together.
Put it all together and here’s a general idea of the look you’ll get:
Pretty cute, huh?
do something unexpected outside. It can still look grown up and
polished even with a more bold palate. I can’t wait to see what you do with this, Kelsey! Also, when it’s done and cooler, lets sit out there with some wine ok? Thanks.