Thursday, October 21, 2010

Before and After: My Yard...Outdoor Living

Here you go... a sneak peek (I get asked for this a lot!).

While every designer's house is always a work in progress, 
mine has come along in the two years we've lived here.

There are several photos on my newly updated website, but I will
feature some of my favorite spaces from time to time... starting with the outside-
since that is where we all need to be these days!

Outdoor spaces are all the rage!

Let's go backwards-


We were so pleased to find a resale home in Plano with a larger yard...
(to all my Georgia readers... this is considered large here!)

 Thank you to our realtor, Mary Anne Collins with Keller Williams, for sticking it out!

I'm not sure what is the best feature...
 Mike would say "television" or better yet the "grill"...
Austin would say the "Xbox" capability and I would say "the fireplace"... period.

Avery would probably wouldn't have an opinion (which would be the first time), 
but if she had to come up with something it would be the "mini fridge".

(the fans were pretty nice in July and August)

Who knew that recliners were made for the outdoors???!!! Father's Day gift-

Here are some great shots by the talented photographer who shoots my finished projects-

Love the close ups-

Finally replaced the dead wood below and splurged on gas logs-


We did redo the pool as well (original from 1992) and we took out the diving board...
sore subject in our house!

Here are some pictures of the process:

I consider myself a lucky girl... and the outdoor living is toward the bottom of the list:)

If you are thinking "outside the box" and considering adding another room to your home-

Call me... it's the perfect time of year!

Until next time,



  1. Wow...I didn't realize that practically the ENTIRE outdoor space is brand new! Awesome.

  2. gorgeous, HUGE, backyard for this area!!! Our backyard is pool. and that's it!


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