This rocky, hillside back yard was transformed by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew. Upgrades included tiered landscaping, a covered dining area and an intimate sitting area next to a washtub firepit.
After the backyard makeover at DIY Networkâ€™s Yard Crashers, homeowners Brooke and Zach Taylor of Auburn, CA now have a lush and vibrant backyard for their entire family to enjoy- a stark contrast from the rocky hillside that took up much of their yard before! The transformation by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew includes a metal and wood pergola, hillside creek water feature, privacy screen with wood and metal, a Big Green Egg smoker and custom cart, and a firepit with seating. The fire pit sits on a raised platform with a rock wall boder. Two washtubs filled with rock form the fire pit itself which sets on a bed of decomposed granite. The pit is surrounded by custom metal privacy screens. (after)(detail)
Inviting Contemporary Kitchen With Hardwood Decorative Finishes, Crystal Fringed Chandelier And Island Dining
A large box chandelier with crystal fringe hangs over the white island in this bright, contemporary kitchen. A wood ceiling compliments the chevron hardwood floor and contemporary bar stools match the wood decor. White ceiling beams elongate the look of the room leading toward a tile backsplash.
An arched nook cut into a light blue wall has been painted coral orange. The bright wall displays six framed actual cameras. A round, white dining table and its four cushioned wire chairs create a fun and cozy breakfast nook.
This small gallery wall in Tin's living room offers a kind of Cliff Notes to her personal style, combining floral and moss elements; shades of white; salvaged, vintage materials and a romantic, feminine theme that continues throughout her Georgia home.
By sticking to a minimal, white color palette Tin creates not just a feeling of continuity from room to room, but a restful quality. "My life is so chaotic," says the graphic artist and owner of two product lines, Sushi Style and BeLOVED Life, "I wanted a place where I could relax." Says Tin of her home in the Pinewood development outside Atlanta, "you feel peaceful here."
A lamp base made from a metal gear and a burlap throw pillow accented with a vintage phone along with an exposed brick on the wall demonstrates Tin's characteristic mix of modern and old fashioned in this guest bedroom.
Chandeliers are a constant throughout Tin's home and give the space its airy, French, feminine feel. But the one in her master is especially eye-catching and modern. Windows on two sides of the room add to the room's open, opulent feel.
An open staircase with metal banister lend modern sophistication to this home. Though it's located in rural Georgia, outside Atlanta, the mixed-use Pinewood community attracts a fair number of creatives, including designers, actors and film industry types.
Mimi Tin has a view of Pinewood Studio's backlot where Avengers: Endgame and Ant Man have been shot, and can often see film shoots from her rooftop perch. "There would be some mild explosions throughout the week," says Mimi, matter of factly of the Avengers: Endgame shoot.
Tin has created a private garden sanctuary on the roof of her home featuring two daybeds and an array of trees and plants including lemon trees, tea olive, potato vine, creeping Jenny and gardenias, many of which lend fragrance to her rooftop garden.
Homeowner Mimi Tin created this "living" wall using dried moss affixed to canvas which occupies the landing between her master and guest bedroom. "I love bringing the outdoors in" says Tin. "It makes the space more ethereal."