Who doesn't love a great before/after story? This Spring, I have begun work with a wonderful Richmond company called Outdoor Dreams. They are masters of hardscape and landscape design, helping homeowners realize visions of gorgeous and livable exterior retreats.
I recently came on board to do final staging of their completed projects. After the final construction elements are finished and the furnishings are in place, I work with photographer Becky of Becky Rees Creative to bring each space to life. It's truly a dream team!
This first collaboration was a complete renovation of the homeowner's backyard. Outdoor Dreams designed everything for them, from the back of the house to the edge of the property line. The undeveloped lot was transformed to include a versatile Techo-Bloc patio space, custom pavilion, gas fireplace, outdoor television and audio, stepping stone walkway, asphalt driveway, custom shed, water feature, aluminum fence, outdoor lighting and a low maintenance landscape.
Take a look at what the lot looked like before work began.
Fast forward a few months and look at how this gorgeous property is coming together! Who wouldn't love that gas fireplace that comes to life with a touch of a remote? And the outdoor TV and sound system that truly makes this pavilion a living room? I'm not sure if I would ever want to go back inside. So luxurious! Construction was completed last Spring and plantings were then installed, allowing them the year to mature.
The homeowners also worked with Outdoor Dreams to select furnishings designed to perfectly complement their new backyard rooms. The matching couch and loveseat provide plenty of seating and the large dining table comfortably seats 6.
Finally, it was time to apply the finishing touches. I layered on accessories in a palette of whites and soft blues and staged the space for a cozy weekend morning vibe. Becky worked her photography magic and here you go! We are all so pleased with this end result.
I can't tell you know much I am enjoying working with the team at Outdoor Dreams. Greg's creative vision is inspiring and I am so impressed with the professionalism of his entire team. If you are thinking about tricking out your backyard, I strongly encourage you to check out their website, www.outdoordreamsva.com and give them a call. All of these gorgeous after images are Becky's artistry. Reach out to her at http://beckyreescreative.com/ for all your photography needs!
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