Tres Chic Transformation

A Parisian-themed townhouse goes from plain to pretty.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBefore, the leaf-littered backyard was anything but inviting. Now, potential buyers can see themselves eating, lounging and entertaining underneath the tree-canopied deck.
By using just one patio table and adding the striking daybed, the deck has turned into extra living space. Flowerpots filled with a bright combination of marigolds, Gerber daisies, begonias and sweet potato vine were an easy and inexpensive way to add color.

Cost breakdown:

outdoor daybed $200
patio decor $550
bedding and mattress $300
window seat $65
landscaping $295
paint, wood and stain $250
accessories $330

Total: $1,990

Products from Home Depot:

outdoor plants for the backyard (impatiens, coleus, geranium, ivy) and red mulch

Products from Ikea:

Bamboo Ring garden wall accents for the backyard and guest bedroom, Hultet Drape 39, 10066514
daybed, Meldal, 90073978
palm tree, Ravena, 70038127
pot for palm tree, 80079674

Products from World Market:

toss pillows for the garden, 000000377979, 000000371955
settee cushion, 000000360680
patio market umbrella, 000000378475
bedroom crinkle curtain, 000000368089
bedroom beige/stripe curtains, Kantha Red Stripe, 000000371794
twin quilt bedspread, Kantha, 000000370735

Products from Pineapple Paint Company:

Benjamin Moore paint for living room, Ansonia Peach HC-52, eggshell; Nugget AC-9, satin
Benjamin Moore paints for the guest bedroom, custom color mixed to match the other three walls

Products from Burlington Coat Factory:

toss pillows, Brown , 450-70178276, and Salmon, 450-70437771