I had some big plans today. I was going to go to Ikea and spend gift card that a lovely family member gave me. I was going to stroll the mall aimlessly for a while.
None of that happened. I woke up to 6 inches of snow and a house full of kids with a day off.
I better make the best of it!
As I stared out at all of this snow, I couldn’t help but dream of the coming months of being outside. I realized now is the time to start thinking about my side patio project and make some decisions. That way when it warms up I will be ready to go.
If you read that post from the fall, you know that I was hoping to do some sort of stencil on my concrete slabs. What do you think of these?
After much back and forth, I am confident in a stencil that will give me the cement tile “look” without the maintenance or commitment of real tile. Phew, big decision made!
I also know I want a pizza oven. Also a fire feature or fireplace, of some sort. Some people in my home are in disagreement of two fire features, but I say one is a oven. One is a fireplace. There is no way I am looking into a pizza oven to relax and there is also no way I am living one more day without wood fired pizza. Two it is.
So with these few decisions in mind, I started throwing together moodboards. I am usually doing this for clients, but today it is all about me!
What I love about this first board is the clever use of a privacy wall. I had it in my mind that it needed to be a substantial permanent wall to provide privacy. But this would be a much cheaper option and would allow me to change out fabrics or colors when I wanted to. Love that versatility! I also love this cement tile and the simple furnishings. They are all great options for our wet summers.
What I love about this board is the cement tile, again. This one, as opposed to the last option, is more white. White appeals to my eye more, but a dominantly black stencil will age better. Hmm. Something to consider.
I also love the idea of a green fence for privacy with the Italian Cypress. It blends so well with this light colored sofa from Serena and Lily. The contrast of the black umbrella and egg chair is to die for. I always love a good black, white and green combo! Could be a winner!
What do you think?
I am seriously looking forward to sitting outside in this space!