THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015 | Comments: 3
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…
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.
I like the way it feels like a small beach.
A cast iron urn at the base of our steps holds a bright pink geranium.
Our sliver of a spot is functional and unique.
We layered the space with various foliage — pachysandra is the ground cover and a that’s a red maple.
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.