In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.
Small outdoor spaces can be tricky, but we knew Atlanta native Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love could pull together a comfortable, chic space, no matter the size. Her small deck decorating ideas are marvelous. We love the pops of chartreuse she brought to this little outdoor deck! She also shares some very clever DIY ideas to personalize the space.
I was thrilled when The Home Depot asked me to participate in their latest Patio Style Challenge. At the time I was knee deep in moving boxes preparing to move into my new home. So I asked my friend Sonya, who was also a new homeowner, if she would allow me to spruce her patio up for summer. The Home Depot sent me the Hampton Bay Fenton Chat Set to be the centerpiece of this small deck update.
Sonya is a pharmacist who works 60-hour weeks and rarely has time to soak up the outdoors. So I wanted to create an oasis for her to be able to relax when she wasn’t working. I also wanted this to be a low maintenance environment that she would be able to keep up.
My inspiration behind this space was the great outdoors. I wanted to merge the natural elements of the outdoors with fun summer Pantone colors. But also keep it girly!
I dipped ceramic pots in gold and silver paint. I also spray painted pots in chalkboard paint and wrote fun messages about the summer. These elements make your traditional potting plants shine.
I used simple details like the blues and greens in the pillows paired with the colored drinking glass on the table to brighten up the space. To keep the patio well lit during the evening hours I hung little lanterns on her patio wall.
I loved how it turned out! Anyone can upgrade their deck or patio with just a few simple details to brighten up the space.
Thank you Home Depot for the opportunity to participate in the Style Challenge.
Jewel Hazelton is the founder of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love, a lifestyle blog about her love of food, fashion, interiors, travel, and entertaining. She lives in Atlanta. Follow her blog to see updates about her life as a twenty-something as she prepares to get settled into her new home.
Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest contributors who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using a single Home Depot product as a starting point. Jewel received the Fenton Chat Set from The Home Depot and a gift card, but The Home Depot provided no other compensation. The opinions and ideas Jewel expressed are her own.