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How To Create Your Patio Oasis

Tami_Smight_HeadshotI can transform just about any outdoor space into a patio retreat.  In fact, it is quickly becoming one of my most asked for design services!

What is the big deal with outdoor rooms anyway?  If you enjoy living in a mild climate as we do in Southern California, you can literally increase the usable square footage of your home.

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Smight_Outdoor_OasisHowever, if your patio consists of a concrete slab, there is nothing to beckon your outside. That is where I step in!  With the addition of properly designed elements, I inspire you to cross over the threshold from indoors to outdoor.

Turning your patio into a destination, is what transforms a concrete slab into a backyard escape.To add visual harmony; create a “flow” from the interior design to the outdoor spaces.  Using the design element of  repetition, repeat your fabric and accent colors from your interior design to lead the eye to the patio retreat and beyond.  This can be accomplished with the addition of pillows, colorful pottery and plant life. I suggest some type of structure over or around your patio, such as a patio cover with Sunbrella draperies to define the space.

Don’t overlook your favorite personal items, such as pottery, artwork, and statuary into the design to give the retreat character and “life”.

If the edge of your patio boundary is met by sod, consider adding stepping stones to form a path.  The final destination from that path could be a quaint settee, positioned in the shade.  This settee will also provide a lovely focal point in the garden and a new vantage point to enjoy looking back at your beautiful patio.

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out” section.

 

How To Create Your Patio Oasis

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