From the white trellis-style valance to the bold grassy wallpaper and vibrant floral throw and curtain panel, this bedroom is a celebration of outdoorsy color. An instructive case in not being afraid to mix your patterns, this room creates cohesion by sticking to a palette of preppy pinks and greens.
Pretty planters and a long bench topped with pillows transform this outdoor space into a picture-perfect setting for the owners' next garden party. Contemporary armchairs provide extra seating, or they can be pushed out of the way to clear the floor for dancing.
At twilight, this backyard transforms into an enchanting spot for hosting garden parties. When they're not enjoying dinner in the cottage, the owners and their guests can push back the chairs in this patio area and dance beneath the stars.
String up lights and lanterns around your outdoor space to give an enchanting twinkle to any garden party. The soft glow will invite everyone to linger outside in the nighttime summer air. Line lanterns and smaller string lights around your seating area, and hang a few off tree branches for a touch of ambiance.
Give your garden a beautiful harbinger of spring with ‘Confetti Cake’ Lenten rose. Flowers typically open in late winter, lingering through the Lenten season. This perennial blooms for six weeks or more, opening 2.5- to 3-inch-wide blossoms on plants that deer and rabbits tend to leave alone. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Botanical name: Helleborus ‘Confetti Cake’
A bronze sculpture sits in the far corner of the backyard, with interlocking circles that break up all the clean lines. If ever the owners want to host a garden party, this piece will certainly be a topic of conversation!
After removing poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew of HGTV's Going Yard expanded the existing deck and topped it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces add life to the surrounding garden.
Brown wood and woven furnishings create a homey area for friends to gather in this open-air pool house. The structure's open yet sheltered design makes it the perfect spot for a garden party. Fretwork on a series of "windows" and a clean-lined rug bring contemporary touches to the space.
Instead of using this small structure as a greenhouse, the owners asked the architects to transform the building into a space where they could throw candlelit dinner parties. Stepping stones lead through the lawn and to the front of the cottage, furthering its enchanting aesthetic.