DIY spaces 1

from House Beautiful

from House Beautiful

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. 

Furniture

Castellon collection

Castellon collection

Castellon collection

Castellon collection

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

Castellon collection

Castellon collection

Amalfi armless chair   

Amalfi armless chair

 

For the money this table is a great option!

Lowes:  allen + roth Pardini 40-in Aluminum-Frame Square Patio Coffee Table $249

Lowes:  allen + roth Pardini 40-in Aluminum-Frame Square Patio Coffee Table $249

Accessories

Target  Smith & Hawken 2 piece lumbar pillow set

Target  Smith & Hawken 2 piece lumbar pillow set

Ballard Designs checked pillow in toffee

Ballard Designs checked pillow in toffee

Pottery Barn's synthetic trim outdoor pillow

Pottery Barn's synthetic trim outdoor pillow

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

An Etsy find... not outdoor, but how cute!  Personalized with your family name or address.  find these at Etsy shop:    ThreadworksinParis

An Etsy find... not outdoor, but how cute!  Personalized with your family name or address.

find these at Etsy shop:    ThreadworksinParis

ombre throw from West Elm $49.99 but on sale right now from $26.99 to $39

ombre throw from West Elm $49.99 but on sale right now from $26.99 to $39

Tabletop Accessories

oriental furniture 12" ladies blue and white porcelain $69

oriental furniture 12" ladies blue and white porcelain $69

Instead of terra cotta using little basketweave pots would be a cute alternative to bring in another texture.

Vagabond Vintage concrete basketweave pots

Vagabond Vintage concrete basketweave pots

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.

oriental furniture $69

oriental furniture $69

Target   Smith & Hawken watering can $19.99

Target   Smith & Hawken watering can $19.99

Planters

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.

Restoration Hardware Impruneta Planters prices range from $395 to $1110- on sale now!!

Restoration Hardware Impruneta Planters prices range from $395 to $1110- on sale now!!

Lighting

Keeping to the traditional theme this outdoor lantern sconce from Ballard is a really pretty option.

Ballard sconce $149- $299

Ballard sconce $149- $299

Moodboard showing our DIY version of the House Beautiful Courtyard

moodboard of charleston inspiration.jpg

 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!