Hurry up spring! We love the easy-going casual appeal of Sheb and Danny Fisher’s cottage courtyard. They realized they had created the ideal backyard patio after the footprint of a home renovation fell into place. They mixed traditional-style outdoor furniture with colorful accessories for a happy and inviting atmosphere amidst a backdrop of beautiful blooming white hydrangeas. And, to add creative detail to the courtyard, designer Chris Milligan incorporated a freestanding pergola to highlight the sitting area. “Whether we have the fire going or the fan, it is such a great gathering spot,” says Sheb. Read more about this colorful gathering place here and find more outdoor inspiration in the March issue on newsstands or online.
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Absolutely gorgeous! I’d be at home in any room in this house. Especially love that black and white breakfast room–so striking” (Dream home: Because it’s awesome” from La Dolce Vita)
From associate editor/online editor Paulette Pearson: “Little nesting tables are so pretty and functional… I’m partial to the glam gilded ones.” (“Nesting tables” from Bear-Hill Interiors)
From assistant art director/special projects editor Laura LaRue: “This picture makes me want to leave work right this second and tear up my kitchen and start renovating! It’s such a beautiful space!” (“Dear backsplash…” from Haven & Home)
From art director Mandy Keener: “WOW! Not sure if i like the furniture or the father/son collaboration more.” (“Lucas Maassen & Sons” from Miss Moss)