Having “too much outdoor space” isn’t a problem here in NYC. It’s a fantasy. But if you have a backyard patio that feels awkwardly empty and impersonal, than you can relate to the concept.
Sarah Yates of A House In The Hills is lucky enough to live in Palm Springs, California, where big backyards are one of the perks along with perpetual sunshine, avocados, and happiness. (At least that’s how we imagine it!)
Like most people who move into a new home, Sarah saved her outdoor space design for last… And we think it was worth the wait!
Get inspired by Sarah Yates’ backyard patio makeover transformation, and see what you can do to make your outdoor space feel more like home today.
“We’ve been looking forward to painting our house white & bringing some life into this patio space since the day we moved in and we’re beyond thrilled to see it come together!” – Sarah Yates
“Since the space was all stucco and concrete, we wanted to bring in as many large potted plants as the space could accommodate to warm it up a bit and turn it into an inviting place to dine.” – Sarah Yates
“To complete the transformation we added a patio table with benches, a graphic rug, and the Jardine Bar. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place for us to spend our Summer evenings!” – Sarah Yates
In case you can’t tell – Sarah’s backyard patio makeover is all about the plants! They’re what really make this space come together and feel like an extension of home.
Where you live depends on what kind of landscaping and plants are right for your space. In Southern California, you can’t go wrong with cacti and succulents that will need minimal care to look great all year round.
Consult your local nursery or plant shop to find what’s right for your climate, and with a few new planters, you can start bringing new life to your backyard as soon as tonight!
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Photos: Sarah Yates