One Day Outdoor Room Makeover

May 7th, 2013

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a one day makeover I finished for my friend Cheryl over the weekend. You remember when I painted her piano last year? We were  hanging out in the backyard by the pool and discussing the sitting space – they have a fabulous pool and a nice pergola but her outdoor seating area was not as pretty as she liked and didn’t have any real sun protection.

We conspired how to change all that on a budget, work with what she had, and finish in a day. I shopped for a few things and added some DIY outdoor curtains made of canvas panels and grommets.  You can see the “before” below with their wood pergola and sectional, and the “after” once I added the curtains and accessories.

arbor before


outdoor room with canvas panels


She already had a great outdoor sectional they bought earlier this year with Sunbrella cushions (from Costco) the set just needed some color. I stopped by Lowes and Target and another local shop for a few supplies and pulled it all together for her in an afternoon. She wanted to include the blue tones from the backyard pool so that became the dominant accent color.

outdoor sectional with pillows


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Takeaway Tuesday: Gray + White Kitchen

May 7th, 2013

I continue to love white kitchens for their timeless appeal and this one is definitely a favorite for several reasons. It’s light and bright yet warm and inviting, combining traditional and modern style to make one stunning space. Here’s today’s episode with five great takeaways from this breathtaking kitchen!

gray and white kitchen takeaway tuesday


Design by Allison Hennessey – Photographed by Emily Jenkins Followill


What do you love about this kitchen space?