One of the awesome home design blogs that I follow regularly (Making it Lovely) is having a social space makeover contest, sponsored by American Express. The winner receives 150,000 membership reward points to makeover one of the social spaces of their home.
We have a space at our home that I am dying to makeover – it has so much potential but we just haven’t had the time and mostly funds to really put a plan together and execute it. This space is what we would call our front patio – it’s semi-private, inviting (well, as much as it can be in the current condition), large, and has really nice shade from the enormous tree growing up the middle of it.
We’d love to make this space the sort of area you really want to hang out and maybe even have dinner on a nice summer evening – with some cool modern seating, perhaps a table with chairs, or a more casual sofa type seating with low tables. Maybe even a fire pit to make it nice and cozy for cool fall nights (it’ll be a while till we can enjoy those again ! ) I think we’d also probably use the funds to paint the front door (we’re thinking a bold yellow) and maybe even repaint the house (gray?)…
Here are some pictures of our space – we would love to be considered for the contest!