After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old playground is replaced with an art studio complete with a Dutch door, dog bed, sitting area and painting desk, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
Small spaces don't require major changes or extra costs to celebrate seasons and holidays. For example, Americana look includes DIY projects, such as this flag-inspired art using strips of that are painted, which can be hung from the ceiling or a pergola.
The shed-style art studio has two sliding glass door entries and clerestory windows to maximize the natural light entering the space. Square concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints connect the studio with the house, fire pit area and concrete patio. Pea gravel makes for a clean and budget-friendly mulch material.
Rainbow colors sing out from the walls in this cathedral-like sitting room, all the more so because of the room's pale palette. Several sets of French doors instantly connect the space to the outdoors.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function with an art studio (right), garden, fire pit, hammock and chicken coop (left), as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
When choosing outdoor furnishings, “I wanted to make sure it was something that actually gels with bungalow architecture,” explains interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, “which is arts and crafts and laid back.”
The Schroeder family asked chip for an outdoor space where their family could come together and create, so in his design, Chip included an art studio so that the family could come together and have a space to create and keep their art.
Designer Douglas Hilton's ground floor guest bath is a sumptuous study in art and nature with a soaking tub, sculpture, a striking oil painting and stunning Christian Lacroix for Designer's Guild wallpaper that references the great outdoors with cheeky style.