The Home Depot Patio Style Challenge 2017

Article Posted By: Home Depot Staff

Our 2017 Patio Style Challenge Partners

We’re so excited to announce our 2017 Patio Style Challenge blogger partners! We gave these talented bloggers a variety of patio furniture and outdoor accessories from The Home Depot and challenged them to style their patio in a way that’s unique to them. You’re going to love seeing their spaces come to life!

Be sure to check out all our current and past Patio Style Challenge posts here on The Home Depot Blog to see the gorgeous patio makeovers and upgrades by our super talented design blogger partners!


First Row

Alma Arrieta is the creator and designer at Almafied.com. She is a cosmetologist who left the salon to pursue being a full-time homemaker and mother of four. Her passion for creating and designing on a budget started the journey of many DIY projects. Moving into a 1970s home last year has also left her and her handy husband with many home reno projects, which they are tackling, one room at a time. She is a true believer that you can love the home you live in, whether you are a renter or owner, living tiny or large and on a tight or generous budget.

Brittany is a California-based designer, curator, and blogger with an expertise in vintages rugs and textiles. Her blog, brittanyMakes, is her creative outlet and an editorial destination for anyone interested in DIY, ‘how-to’s, home decor, arts, crafts, and design inspiration. The blog is where she highlights projects, shares personal stories and advice, and collaborates with other experts and brands in the industry.

Cecilia is a lifestyle blogger from Iowa. Cecilia and her sister Niña love sharing their everyday life, home inspiration, and tutorials on their blog Niña and Cecilia. They were professional portrait and wedding photographers for six years and still use their creative skills throughout their blog and home interiors. Even though they are identical twin sisters, they have different taste in decorating homes. Niña has a coastal farmhouse style, and Cecilia has a modern eclectic style. Their followers enjoy seeing a variety of styles from one spectrum to the other and in between.


Second Row

Chári Herndon is a certified interior decorator and home stager. The idea of starting her blog Chic Home Style was actually her husband’s idea. He thought it would be great for her to turn her love for decorating and styling into a part-time hobby for others to enjoy. Chári and her husband recently settled in Texas, where Chári took on the task of re-decorating their beautiful apartment in Uptown Houston. When Chári isn’t busy working on a client’s home, she enjoys her full-time job of working at Tiffany & Co. 

Chloe is a city girl who moved with her husband to a ranch. She describes herself as, “a girl relocated from Miu Miu to moo moo.” Chloe writes about balancing life as a hostess, homemaker, and farmer. Sharing things like how to dry herbs, or how to plant a fall veggie garden, her blog Boxwood Avenue is a lifestyle site reigniting the beauty of making. Chloe also works as a freelance stylist for boutique wineries, bakeries, florists, and other creative businesses to help tell their unique stories.

Claudia Camargo is the founder and blogger for Miles + Smiles. By day she is an art director for Target. By night, she’s a passionate blogger. Claudia is a Colombia native, but has lived in several US states including Maryland, Florida, Texas and now Minnesota. Each of these locations has been a huge influence on her designs and her appreciation for well-crafted spaces, as well on her taste for textures, colors, patterns and styles.


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Courtney Clymer is the owner of Lifestyled Atlanta, a wardrobe styling and personal shopping company with an accompanying fashion and style blog. She is also an interior decorator for Mimosa Design Co., a remodeling and interior design company she owns with her husband, Harrison. She loves everything to do with style, from wardrobes, to style, to home. Courtney loves to incorporate unique touches and bold accents in both her wardrobe and design businesses, and regularly takes on new projects and transformations in her own home. When she’s not blogging, meeting with clients, or overseeing projects, you’ll find her in downtown Roswell, Georgia with her husband and two labs.

Destiny is the girl behind Just Destiny. She’s a native of Arizona, where she and her husband raise their three children. After quitting her job as a first grade teacher to be home with her children, she quickly found a passion for all things home and started blogging to share her ideas. She believes beauty brings people together, whether it’s through a smile, laugh, fresh flowers, bike rides, hiking in search for the sunrise, chocolate chip cookies, a made bed, or a painted wall.

Erika Batista was born in Miami, raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador and is currently living in New Jersey. Erika is the editor and founder of Lola Blue Style, a blog where she shares her life as a wife and modern mom of two littles. The blog started as a hobby and slowly turned into a full time business. Erika’s goal is to inspire women, moms, Latinas, fashionistas, and others to do what they truly love. Her message is that you can have it all as long as you have passion, confidence and goals.


Fourth Row

A musician, military wife, and mother of two, Jen Woodhouse authors The House of Wood as her creative outlet for all things DIY and design. It’s a place where she documents her adventures in designing and building furniture and tackling home renovation projects. A self-taught carpenter with a penchant for problem-solving, Jen offers in-depth tutorials that inspire and encourage readers to build their way to a more beautiful home.

Jordan Ferney is the founder and editor at Oh Happy Day, a design and lifestyle blog known for it’s original and fun DIY projects and party ideas. Jordan has been featured in Time Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Budget Living, and Anthology Magazine. Jordan likes to spend time taking pictures in her vintage photobooth and hanging with her family in San Francisco.

Kelly is the author and creator behind the popular blog, Live Laugh Rowe. Kelly shares her recipes, tutorials, home projects, travel experiences and all things DIY. This east coast native believes family is number one as she finds the perfect balance of being a daughter, wife, sister, entrepreneur, writer and woman of God. Spending time with her husband Steve and her two adorable dogs takes priority, but during the work week you’ll find her whipping up recipes in the kitchen or DIY projects in the garage.


Fifth Row

Krystine is a real estate agent, renovator, decorator, blogger, wife and mother. She loves creating beautiful spaces, entertaining and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Lefevre is an Atlanta-based wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger. She is the owner of Edit Wardrobe Styling, a wardrobe-styling firm operating in Atlanta, Nashville and Austin, and creator of the Edit by Lauren fashion/lifestyle blog. Lauren has styled contestants for ABC’s Biggest Loser and been featured in Southern Living magazine. Most recently, Lauren was named the “Best Fashion Blogger in Atlanta 2016” by Jezebel Magazine. Lauren lives in Suwanee, GA with her husband and six-year-old boy/girl twins.

Mysha Bolen, a wife and stay at home mom of three children, has a passion for all things creative. Before funneling her artistic passion into interior design and do it yourself projects for the home, she was a fashion designer. After having children her focus turned more to her home where she spent most of her time. She found all the same design principles carried over into her new creative focus. Now she enjoys sharing home improvement tutorials and interior styling tips and tricks on her blog Remington Avenue.


Sixth Row

Niña is the twin sister of Cecilia mentioned above. The sisters love sharing their everyday lives, home inspiration, and tutorials on their blog Niña and Cecilia. They write about home decor, lifestyle, photography and more.

Cristina is the creative mind behind Remodelando la Casa, a DIY-focused blog where she shares her passion for everything home. She documents most of her work through detailed tutorials. She wants her readers to tackle those same projects, whether it’s a simple craft, a room makeover, or a big home renovation, she believes that having your dream home can be achieved and done on a budget.

Sara is the blogger and creator for Tell Love and Party, a party, decor and DIY blog. She lives in southern California with her husband and three sons and loves the outdoors, especially the beach. Sara started her blog as a place to share all her crafting projects and ideas. Her style is simple, bright and colorful.

See all our Patio Style Challenge articles here on The Home Depot Blog, and follow our Patio Style Challenge board on Pinterest for patio ideas and inspiration.

Browse our online Patio Furniture section for everything you need to make your outdoor everything you want it to be.

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