When I started our patio design process, I decided that figuring out some way to achieve more privacy on the patio was important to me. While it wasn’t bad to look out onto the street and our neighbors below, the idea of a green wall kept coming back into my mind and I included one in my mood board mock-up of the space. But, at first the execution of a green wall honestly seemed impossible.
I am thrilled to finally share our patio makeover with you. Our coffee table is unfortunately delayed, but everything else is done! Be sure to check out Part One and Part Two of the patio makeover series to see my entire process over the past few months. As renters, we couldn’t make any permanent changes to the space, but I still wanted to do a complete transformation. How did I do it? By adding a renter-friendly green wall, easily movable furniture, and lots of greenery the space looks completely different and feels more inviting. Project urban oasis is complete!
Now for the fun part - design! I am the first to admit that design is not always an easy process for me. I love doing product research and putting together mood boards/collages, but it takes time and there are moments when I have mental blocks. The patio project design process took about two months, since I could only do it in my very limited spare time. The silver lining here is that because the design evolved over several months it wasn’t rushed and ultimately this means it will be a more personal design that I love. I tossed around the idea of doing my patio makeover for the One Room Challenge, but quickly realized that I didn’t want to hurry this project and I would not be ready to execute in April. The execution of the patio design really only started in May after a few months of planning.