Monday, May 5, 2008

My backyard, courtesy of Patricia from PVE Design



How cute is this? This morning, I got this nice surprise from Patricia (of PVE Design), an illustration of what my backyard *could* look like. I certainly hope it will look like this!

Patricia - thank you so much. This is adorable.

26 comments:

dreamer's disease diseased said...

the pictures that u put up on your blog are pretty cool!
keep up the good work.

sudipta

Anonymous said...

As in the artist's rendering, you totally have to put in stack stone bedding up against the house. Use a sealant on the house first!

Anonymous said...

that is so cute! i wish i could come up with stuff like that.

jamie meares said...

she is so good.

Julia said...

Cute. I love it.

mominaledo said...

Nice to know, or at least be reminded, that we all have our decorating issues! Can't wait to see how your yard turns out!

birdy said...

Love!

I *Heart* You said...

ooh-- love it! it is so inviting!

mrlfvl said...

That is so freaking fabulous...PVE is incredible. You MUST frame that and hang it somewhere in your house!!!

Jennifer said...

I love it! I have seriously been contemplating commissioning a rendering of The Manor, and that post right there is like a cattle prod in an uncomfortable place.

Habitually Chic said...

That was so sweet of her! I love it!

fashiongirl said...

I think I'm having grill envy...

Susan said...

Since you're in Seattle, you should take a look at Marenakos (marenakos.com) for rock ideas. They have a huge selection at their site with a display area using different styles of rock.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I envy you your house and garden ... and HOBAC-decreed paint color ... lucky, lucky, lucky!

Fifi Flowers said...

very charming!

Simone said...

ooh - can i just have that. super lovely.

Kwana said...

I love it! She's fab. Makes you want to be a genie and blink and it's done. So beautiful.

T8 said...

Decorno, I am so with you on the back yard issue. I own a Chicago 2 flat, which I rehabbed. The back yard was a forest, now its suburban (straight lines, small patch of grass) and what I want is English garden - get rid of the grass, bring in some curves, trees, etc.

I replaced my front sidewalk with stones, and it looks terrific, but it is VERY expensive. It sounds like we're on the same road. Anyway, if you are interested in before and after pix, let me know. I'm interested to keep following your progress (love the rendering).

T8
strangeclosets.com

Anonymous said...

Agree about the need for some nice curves to keep things from getting too boxy and ticky-tacky.

Great Dame said...

If you're not completely over the stone discussion, I just sent some ideas and images to your gmail account. Best of luck with the patio rehab!

Sacheverelle said...

Just go to some stone yards & check out their options. I don't know what kind of stone is indigenous to Seattle but in NJ there's lots of bluestone.
What are you doing the wall in?
One thing I found out is that real mason-laid stone walls are expensive which is why people go with the fake ones. Re: the fake rock,tumbled is nicer looking & thus costs more than non-tumbled.

jen said...

WOW! Can Patricia come to my house? That looks great and do-able.

Cote de Texas said...

PVE is the best. she made a picture for my birthday. AND then had it printed on notecards which she sent me!!!! I mean, come on - note cards! she is the nicest, sweetest person.

And I love the rendering she did. It's perfect - I lvoe her idea about the stone walls. And I love the square patio. just looks great.

avidHOME said...

So beautiful...and so nice of pve design! One thing you might want to think of is some sort of covered area - being in Seattle, it might be nice to have a place to sit and listen to the rain - you could do a stuctural covered area - or something not so permanent like a cabana (zgallerie has some great ones right now). You could hang a great chandelier to get some ambiance - and a bar stocked with Lillet wouldn't hurt either!

ALL THE BEST said...

It's adorable!! Patricia really is so talented and one of the generous people that I know! I am still in love with my blog banner that she designed!!

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