New Home Inspo: The Yard

I think one of  my favorite (and least favorite all at the same time) parts of moving is the excitement of decorating.  I love getting inspired by my new space and using the move as an opportunity to start fresh.  The down side to all the decorating fun is the expense typically associated with all the new “must have” pieces.  For this move we aren’t changing much inside other than hunting down a new TV console and looking at new sofas but we now have a pretty generous backyard that we have big plans for.

The yard is very secluded thanks to walls of ficus and has a HUGE covered patio off the kitchen.  Honestly, the yard and all the outdoor space was the deciding factor in choosing this house over a larger one with a lackluster outdoor space.  When Chris and I first looked at the house we had the same thought for the yard: rustic dining table.  Now that we have been here a few weeks the idea has evolved from what was in my mind (Napa chic, rustic farm table, twinkle lights) and what was in Chris’s mind (rustic chic meets Joshua Tree eclectic) to a combination of the two.  We are 100% on board with a large farmhouse table that seats 8-10 easily and an outdoor “chandelier” will happen.  So will succulents, potted herbs, pops of color, and edison style string lights.


I am really into the Equipale chairs right now and think they would be so great at the ends of our our table.  We also both love the idea of serapes in the yard for pops of color and a way to warm up on chilly evenings.yard7

These edison style lights are perfect!  We also love the idea of a huge farm table.


There is a long run of grass on the side of the yard that is perfect for lawn games like corn hole and this set is so cool!

We are both in love with these Stockholm chairsStockholm chairsStockholm chairs from Ikea for the private patio off our master.  I can already imagine relaxing in one with a glass of wine…


All images via Pinterest.  You can see more inspo over on my “New House” board!

Keep following along for more home design and inspiration soon!

XO, Niki


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