James and Michelle’s backyard, before (the street is at the top right of the photo at left)
Designer Kelly Deck’s talents are on full display in this backyard makeover from Take It Outside, season 3. She turned James and Michelle’s strip of empty, street-facing grass into a playful and inviting living/dining room, making it ideal for entertaining.
An enormous tiered deck fills the entire space and levels out the yard’s surface. Over-sized dining chairs adorned with green cushions line a low dining table for casual eating. Dozens of bright orange lanterns along the back wall provide ambient lighting.
On the opposite side, a massive curved sofa is the center of a luxurious living area. And in between, enough space to dance the night away! I love this yard for the space, privacy, fun orange and green colour scheme and Kelly’s use of plates as wall decor. It’s a great example of bringing the indoors out.