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Erin's "Backyard Wedding" Outdoor Room

Backyard Wedding




Columbus, Ohio



Colors Used

Chocolate brown, aqua, turquoise and lime green

Color Inspiration

My husband and I both picked some our favorite colors to incorporate. The aqua was an inspiration from a cover of one of my favorite magazines. I went crazy with it on the furniture and decorations, but it ended up tying everything together so well.

Color Tips

Use what you love! These colors brightened up our backyard so much! Even with the leaves falling, it makes everything so cheery.

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Comments (29)


posted by GB73 on November 5, 2011 at 9:50pm
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Love it, I'm coming over (in my mind)!!!

posted by VLS on October 28, 2011 at 1:06pm
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So pretty. Thanks for sharing it.

posted by bellsonhopi on October 25, 2011 at 12:06pm
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This is so sweet and so different from what we usually see on AT. I could live a the backyard if it looked like this. You have my vote : )

posted by kbfromlb on October 25, 2011 at 1:35pm
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Way to represent Columbus. Really lovely.

posted by rexrayfan on October 25, 2011 at 1:56pm
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Super double cuteness. And way to spend on an event by adding pieces you can enjoy for a long time to come!

posted by potpie on October 25, 2011 at 2:04pm
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Glad to see Columbus represented! Beautiful space:)

posted by Fancy Pants on October 25, 2011 at 2:14pm
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I LOVE your back yard. Fantastic job. Good luck!

posted by mrsbsc on October 25, 2011 at 3:22pm
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Cute !!

posted by noticetothepublic on October 25, 2011 at 7:17pm
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Bright but still intimate and soothing. Beautiful work!

posted by ShannonTaylor on October 25, 2011 at 10:44pm
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Picture #2 looks like a miniature set to me - looks lovely whether it's human or doll sized.

posted by MissBojambo on October 26, 2011 at 7:40pm
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Wow, purrdy! I can tell you had fun designing this. Absolutely nothing negative comes to mind. This room has a great vibe!

posted by Viktoria_ on October 26, 2011 at 7:57pm
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awww i love this one <3

posted by pizzapi on October 27, 2011 at 12:08pm
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Wow. Inspirational. Love it. Love it.

posted by Blue Mom on October 27, 2011 at 8:01pm
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Fantastic use of colour. Would love to see pictures of the garden at night with all the lights you've added.

posted by Allegra M on October 29, 2011 at 7:05pm
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What a cozy, romantic space. What neighborhood are you in? You represent C-bus well!!!!!

posted by jmbowman on November 2, 2011 at 1:02pm
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This was even more beautiful in person. Way to go, Erin! :-)

posted by AmyHu on November 3, 2011 at 6:30pm
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Thank you all for the wonderful comments, they mean so much! I am super excited that our 'room' was so well-received. Just today, I happened to look on FB and see that we made it as an entry. Hooray!
Of course, a vision is nothing if it doesn't have someone to make it a reality. This project was done on such a tiny budget using cast-off furniture, clearance plants from Habitat's Resale store and a ton of paint! A tremendous amount of work went into making our backyard really come alive. My husband, Joel, is amazing! Power washing, painting, landscaping the back area, really made a huge difference. Good friends Amy, Josiah & Margaret helped us add all the small details that really make everything come together and our friend Lisa was kind enough to photograph it for us, and has since started Pellegrini Penzone Photography www.penzonephotography.com. Many thanks for appreciating our hard work and taking the time to vote.

posted by erin @ dfmi designs on November 3, 2011 at 9:47pm
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Absolutely stunning, I have some new ideas now

posted by ladybug2250 on November 3, 2011 at 11:58pm
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LOL Margaret! You made wonderful pillows!

posted by peasandcarrots on November 5, 2011 at 11:43am
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some backyard makeovers look too sterile,too impersonal but this shows that someone actually lives there & uses it. The colors are great & reuse of materials fantastic

posted by dsgnr wish i was on November 5, 2011 at 2:04pm
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Love the color combinations. Very soothing look.
Enjoy your neat space.

posted by ccarraher on November 5, 2011 at 6:05pm
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Very cute

posted by sof on November 7, 2011 at 5:56pm
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SHUT. UP. This is fantastic. Such creativity and inspiration. It would make anyone want to celebrate every day. :) Well done.

posted by Reeses902 on November 10, 2011 at 1:22pm
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Love seeing an outdoor space...they are really a vital part of how a lot of us live!

posted by bfergie13 on November 10, 2011 at 3:16pm
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It is almost winter in Columbus now, and this makes me want to rewind to summer and step onto this welcoming patio!

posted by jannypie on November 17, 2011 at 10:38am
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Wow, Erin!!! I love what you guys did!

posted by realtoramber on November 17, 2011 at 12:52pm
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Simply beautiful!

posted by myken on November 19, 2011 at 1:51pm
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I really like this. It's serene and calming.

posted by carol w on November 21, 2011 at 9:28pm
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