Date: Aug 27 2012

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Morning :) I hope the weather where you are was as perfect as it was here this weekend. We barely came inside on Saturday. I got a double stroller (the Bob) and we have put some serious miles on that baby already. Stolled to dinner and everywhere else in between. Good stuff.

So one of our weekend projects was to start getting serious about our backyard. It’s in need of a liiiiittle help. The grass, the patio, a place to store stuff. It’s a big project. Have I mentioned that we have a pool? Not the garden style pool like at our old house but rather a more shapely “vintage” pool. It makes the design a little hard to work up. But I’m trying. And I think I’ve decided to go with the stone/grass look.

I love this photo above. We can find similar stones pretty inexpensively and the look is just down right visually pleasing. But I want the edges of the patio to kind of stagger some, almost like some sort of fell off. I know, it’s hard to explain and hard to picture, and I was having a little trouble getting Josh to visualize it. And then I found this photo and about leapt out of my seat. Yes, yes, this was what I was picturing!!
So I’m feeling good that I’ve finally narrowed down the patio design. Oh, and speaking of the outdoors. We brought a little outdoors into our family room. Say hello to my fiddle leaf fig tree.
Love it. Now I need to find a bomb ass pot for her. I’m thinking magenta or maybe emerald green. Anyone seen anything around? Do you think I could just spray paint one without it looking all diy??
Images via Jeff Herr1st dibs, and my own.


Comments: 21

21 Responses to “Backyard Plan”

  1. spray paint my love. Just do it.

  2. I’ve been eyeing the stone grass look too. I think it’s going to be my solution to the unsightly path our dog has made from chasing rabbits around the edge of our back patio. Your fig is stunning, and I’m sure you’ll find the perfect pot for her :)

  3. 17 Perth says:

    I say spray paint too! I love your plan for the backyard. One of the reasons I love charleston so much is for their creativity with outdoor spaces. Can’t wait to hear what you guys do!

  4. caycee says:

    Spray that sucker girl! Loving your plan for the patio, it’s going to be fabulous I just know it ;)

  5. Spray paint Magenta!! LOVE

    Its gorgeous chassity!

  6. Cannot wait to see the magic that you work. And love your new tree!

  7. Ugh so jealous! I’ve been looking for a fiddle leaf…and I can’t find one anywhere right now!! :( So I guess for now I will live vicariously through you! haha

  8. erica says:

    I cannot wait to see how you work your magic! xo

  9. Morgan S. says:

    You could definitely paint a pot without it having the “DIY” look…get a high gloss spray paint and put about 3-4 thin coats, letting dry well in between each coat. I would use a primer first, you can get spray primers, or there are even spray paints that are paint and primer in one. Good luck with your backyard! xoxo

  10. Anthro always has great pots- although I don’t know if they would have one big enough?! Or go with spray painting!!

  11. Love the fiddle leaf! We have one, too (a small one) and I’m awful about taking care of it. I’ve had to bring it back from the edge of totally dying a few times now. As for planters, if you don’t end up DIYing try Hyams on Folly Road. They have a ton of brightly colored ones.

  12. Love these pictures, can’t wait for the end result!


  13. The Now says:

    Oh my gosh I am so excited about your backyard plans….and pretty jealous too!! We have the ugliest backyard with absolutely nooo landscaping!! I need to take notes from you! xoxo

  14. Nuha says:

    OUr backyard has been on our to do list for the past 2 just takes so much time and energy ( not to mention $$) . I’ve been dreaming of a similar look with the ivy/stepping stones. And I can totally relate to the staggered look your going for. Gives it an old world feel :-)

    p.s. LOVE your fireplace, the tile is gorgeous!

  15. Dish, where did you find the Fiddle Fig, I have been wanting one. I say got to TJMaxx or Homegoods and see if they have anything cute and ig its cheap enough def just spray paint it! Love the staggered idea, gorgeous.

  16. Lily says:

    LOVE the patio idea !!


  17. the patio sounds glorious!! Good luck with that. I have such yard envy…

  18. The eagleview backyard is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, I’m pretty sure.

    -Adam Ahmed

  19. You know I love this plan- I’ve wanted to do those stepping stones with grass in between forever- such a fabulous look!!!!

  20. Yay for your fig!!! all that light will be good for it! It’s gorgeous…where’d you find it?!

  21. Jenny says:

    Love your fig tree! I’ve been looking all over for one and finally found one at a local design store but they wanted $275 bucks for it and I dont trust myself to keep it alive. It also was much smaller than yours! Let the search continue…

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