Arts-and-Crafts Outdoor Room
With the help of designer Jules Moore, Susie Coelho creates a fun, kid-friendly outdoor room that retains the wonderful character of the arts-and-crafts style of the home.
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Jeffrey Neal has been so busy with his new business that he refused to submit to the birthday extravaganza his wife, Kyle, wanted to throw for him. Leave it to Kyle to come to host Susie Coelho and the Outer Spaces gang for a backyard makeover. With the help of designer Jules Moore, Coelho creates a fun, kid-friendly outdoor room that retains the wonderful character of the arts-and-crafts style of their home and offers a space where Jeffrey can read, listen to music or eat with the kids.
Their secluded yard always had potential, but was currently overgrown and littered with leaves, toys and lots of odd furniture.
The second patio in front of the garage was messy and used for toy storage. The white door was not in keeping with the style of the home or garden design so was included in the makeover.
Craftsman style stresses comfort and utility through the use of natural materials, which fits perfectly with Jules Moore's design plan. There will be a quiet place to relax, a few spots designed for entertaining and a swing for the kids. The areas will be simple and organic, yet elegant, and will suit the most prominent feature — the large existing oak tree.
After the makeover, a stained arbor with simple lines provides a lovely sitting area with a good view of the large oak tree. Instead of colorful flowers, subtle tones are added to the garden using ornamental grasses, which are more in keeping with the arts-and-crafts style.
New furniture that's comfortable and simple on the second patio invites one or many to relax and enjoy the garden. A new coat of brown paint blends the garage door into its surroundings and three twig-framed mirrors enlarge the entire space while adding dimension to the wall.
Couple's historic Chicago bungalow has great character but needs some inspiration.