Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bachelor Pad - Stepping Outdoors

This outdoor space is now the space Mr. Bachelor gets to enjoy on these very balmy Miami nights; a space where he sips a bottle of beer and soaks in views of the city he loves so much. It once looked like this:
A space to step outside and enjoy a stunning view of the city but nothing more. When I first saw the condo, I knew immediately we needed to embrace the patio as an extension of the home, which is always a critical thing to do when you have a small space. Every square foot counts. 
We scored the chairs on our shopping trip to Modani. Once we had those anchor pieces everything else fell into place. We sourced the Ottoman and ceramic stools which double as end tables, at Overstock. The rug was a steal from the clearance rack at Pier One, while the throw pillows and planters are from Target and low maintenance plants from Home Depot. He's hardly home so we needed plants he could water once a week at the most. 

I wanted low planters to block the not so sexy views of neighborhood rooftops, without losing the more pleasant views of the Miami skyline. We also chose green accent to emphasize the outdoors, a color we also pulled into the living room with the use of green throw pillows on the sofa.

The two spaces are now connected and he can now entertain at least five people seated outdoors, and even more standing. 
Whether you rent, own a small condo or home, remember to always factor in the outdoor space in your design plans, especially in warmer parts of the country where you can sit outdoors all year. I guarantee you'll enjoy spending some time outside, breathing in some much needed fresh air.
This is the last reveal until we finish the master bedroom in a few weeks. The bed has been delayed for a few weeks (aaarghhh) but I promise it'll be worth the wait. Thanks for all the love you've shown our bachelor - and his pad. It's been a blast. What's been your favorite area of the transformation so far?
P.S. I'm over on Houzz this week sharing tips on how clients and designers can best work together.    


  1. Looks great! A definite extension of the living room.

  2. Just amazing! Love it all especially the beautiful patio!

  3. I live in a small space, and every inch counts! That's an extension of not only living, but lifestyle as well. You've just added major value! He will be sure to enjoy this....

  4. It came together so great! So important to utilize that space!

  5. The patio looks great! I was just scrolling down through your other transformations in this place and it's amazing!


  6. Love the Green. Great choice Nicole.

  7. I can't believe it was bare like that with so much potential! Now the whole place looks so fresh and pulled together! Nice work my friend!


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