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Our Little “Beach”



Here’s another one of my favorite spots on our property. We created this beach-inspired gravel patio in the area right outside of our front door…

front spot 1

We dug up the grass to create a slight recess, put down landscape fabric and spread out pea gravel to make this space. Our SKARPÖ chairs from IKEA ($59.99 each, click image to link thru to details) were the perfect choice — comfortable, weather + child-friendly and affordable.

front spot 3

I like the way it feels like a small beach.

front spot 4

A cast iron urn at the base of our steps holds a bright pink geranium.

front spot 5

Our sliver of a spot is functional and unique.

front spot 6

We layered the space with various foliage — pachysandra is the ground cover and a that’s a red maple.

front spot 7

Pea gravel is augmented with stones we continually pick up from the shores of Lake Michigan. A sweet memory of our days at the beach.

 


Discussion

  1. KATE  June 25, 2015

    WHAT A LOVELY IDEA! VERY UNIQUE AND INVITING. LOVE THE IDEA OF ADDING STONES FROM THE LAKE.

    • camilla  June 26, 2015

      Thank you!

  2. Hummie  July 9, 2015

    Love it! That is just so adorable fun!