I almost missed the window for the 2019 Spring One Room Challenge because we just bought a house and I wasn't sure I'd be able to participate. However I realized that our current home needs some work before we can put it on the market so the ORC is the perfect motivation to make me do it.
If this is your first time hearing about it, the One Room Challenge is a design event that takes place twice a year (Spring and Fall), where designers have six weeks to makeover one room in their home and blog about it along the way. I have participated in the One Room Challenge four times, one time as a featured designer and three times as a guest participant.
Previous One Room Challenge Reveals:
The Room: My Patio
I have decided to take-on my patio. This is going to be a mini makeover as I don't plan on doing any major construction or demo. Just some fun decorating and a few creative DIYs. As background, my current house some awkward outdoor spaces; first we have a side yard instead of a backyard and second, on the opposite side of the house is an odd little covered patio (the space I have selected for this ORC). Since we don't have a traditional backyard it is essential this little patio oozes with charm and functionality so our potential buyers will see it as a bonus space rather than a consolation prize.
The Plan: A Boho Retreat
I'd like to carry the vibe of the inside of the house outside (watch this House and Home Video for a flavour of the inside space) and create a relaxing boho retreat. I plan to do this by adding some rattan furniture both old and new (perhaps some thrift store finds), tons of plants, pillows and rugs. From a DIY perspective I plan to paint the fence, update an old planter and I may even paint the concrete floor (tbd).
Special thanks to the event sponsor Better Homes and Gardens and to my brand sponsors Article and Decors Veronneau and to Linda of Calling It Home for creating this event.