May 5, 2011

Decorating the Outdoors :: The Front Yard

We are finally fixing up our front and back yards and I am SO excited. The front is getting a whole new walkway, landscaping and eventually some paint. It's been in a pretty sad state since we moved in and I'm not sure why - I think we just didn't have a vision. But now we do!  I put together an inspiration board for the porch - a little mid-century, a little modern, a lot like the inside of our house. We are planting all native plants because we want to conserve water and I am horrible at keeping green things alive. Really. I almost killed our mint and mint is like a weed.

Here is what it looked like...


A friend said recently she would never imagine the inside of our house to look the way it does based on the outside. I would be offended if it weren't so true.

For the last few weeks I have been pouring over DIY landscaping design books from the library, watching way too much HGTV and have drawn out a plan.  Forest and his dad spent all last Saturday ripping out the walkway and they are going to continue the work again this weekend. Will post the progress!

7 comments:

michellewoo said...

Oh, wow, love! I like the front of your house -- very charming!

I'm excited to get into outdoor plants and such, but seems like a ways off for us. I still need, um, indoor stuff.

Raya Carlisle said...

I totally understand...we've lived in this house for almost 6 years. I guess some people start with the outside, but that just didn't seem like very much fun at the time : ) Congrats on the grown up house by the way!

Kate said...

Can't wait to see the final product!

jodi said...

love your inspiration board and can hardly wait to see the transformation. good luck!

kt mac said...

I can't wait to see the transformation :)

And I am happy that you are posting again - your blog was the very first I ever fell in love with and love to see your little 'homey' posts again :)

Alishia said...

Euphorbia rigida! Yes!

Kat Marcella said...

I love the swinging bench for the porch. It takes me back to the Carolina style porches of the old South.
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