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Take a look at this lovely green, natural look that Gloribell Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It! created for her patio with the Edington Outdoor Collection.
As part of our Patio Style Challenge series, Gloribell takes us on a tour of her relaxing outdoor space with a soothing organic vibe.
Tired of not having a decent outdoor space to enjoy with our daughters, we decided to expand our patio a bit. We had a company pour concrete based on a design I made. Elsewhere, I also designed a patio extension made with concrete pavers and landscape rocks. This particular spot has the privilege of receiving the soft morning sun and during the rest of the day, the perfect shade. It was on this last area that we envisioned the perfect and relaxed gathering spot from where we can sit and talk while the girls enjoy playing.
Customizable Patio Furniture
To make our patio dream come true, we started by choosing the ideal outdoor furniture. I found at The Home Depot the Edington Deep Seating Set that, besides being comfortable, has a beautiful design on the back of the chairs and on the top of the coffee table that matched the organic look I wanted to achieve. The Edington is among The Home Depot’s fully customizable patio sets, with 16 color options for the cushions, and a whole array of accent pieces, outdoor pillows and even four options for umbrellas– all which coordinate perfectly with the set. I chose the Celery color for the cushions. The light green brings a fresh feeling to this gathering area.
Subtle illumination for the nights was a must. For this purpose we used the Hampton Bay LED Black Coach lights, which comes in a pack of four. These can be placed in two different forms (either by hanging from the provided hooks or displayed on the provided stakes) and are very easy to assemble. I love how these accentuate the pattern on the floor at nights besides enhancing the rectangular form of this area.
The outdoor set came with a two pillows in an ikat pattern, but to complement its look, I added two Roux Palm toss pillows. The soft sand color blended very well with the rest of the décor and the palm trees leaves add an additional organic texture to the chair.
Another accessory I added was a ceramic garden stool with an intricate design. It serves as an additional sitting place or side table for placing the coffee while reading the newspaper.
Plants give this area its fresh look. To make them stand out I used different planters besides the common terra cotta ones. For the palm trees I loved using the stylized urn shaped planters because, besides adding height to the plants, they serve as an added sculptural element to the space. I also used the artichoke ceramic planter for the big fern to complement its texture.
Other accessories that I found at The Home Depot were the Hampton Bay Galvanized Trays. They come in a set of three, each of a different size. I love using these to hold the beverages to serve to my guests, but they also came very handy for carrying some of my gardening tools as I take them wherever I need.
I love how this space now looks. It is a mini retreat for my husband and me, a place surrounded by nature and that breathes peace and a feeling of accomplishment. The soft green palette I chose provides that extra fresh appeal and the textures used add warmth and a welcoming sensation.
Now, let’s invite some friends and open a bottle of wine!
Gloribell Lebron is a graphic and interior designer in Miami. She writes about decorating on her blog I Don’t Know How She Does It! There you’ll find decorating ideas and easy tutorials to decorate your space.
See her gorgeous small balcony makeover here on The Home Depot Blog.
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