Spring is right around the corner. It's time to start dreaming about the garden! We thought it would be fun to start off our 'DIY spaces' with an outdoor inspirational courtyard. This space looks like a secret Charleston garden all tucked away behind walls of green. There's not a lot of color in this space, it's the texture that really makes the space so inviting.
Starting with the biggest and most important pieces, we found some great affordable options to copy this look. The bonus is that they already come with light neutral cushions very similar to our inspiration space.
All of these pieces are from Ballard Designs and prices range from $219- $799
For the money this table is a great option!
All of our pillows keep that monochromatic look and they are all outdoor pillows except the small accent pillow below that can be personalized.
Prices range from $25 to $40
Instead of terra cotta using little basketweave pots would be a cute alternative to bring in another texture.
You can find blue and white pottery all over the place, but these were found on Amazon. The wooden stand doesn't have to be used.
You've got to have some large planters for those boxwood topiaries that are so prevalent in this space. Restoration Hardware has some beautiful options for lemon trees or topiaries.
Keeping to the traditional theme this outdoor lantern sconce from Ballard is a really pretty option.
Moodboard showing our DIY version of the House Beautiful Courtyard
To do this look all custom would cost somewhere upwards of $10,000. We pulled it together for less than $4500. That's not bad for such a sophisticated look! This is how it all breaks down:
Furniture: all based on today's retail
2 lounge chairs, 1 loveseat, 1 ottoman, 2 armless chairs and table $2942
8 throw pillows & throw blanket $309.98
Tabletop accessories, watering can, blue/white bowl $247.99
Lighting (only what is seen in inspiration photo) $229.00
large planter $635.00
for a total of $4363.97
Take a peek at our Pinterest board entitled 'lets go sit outside' for even more inspirational outdoor spaces.
Check back soon for more DIY spaces!