March 30, 2016


Outdoor potting cart on @thouswellblog

Today’s the big day for my Home Depot Style Challenge patio reveal! When I started dreaming up my patio makeover, I wanted to create a new outdoor room in a space that was a rather bleak concrete pad. I imagined defining the floor with a DIY gravel area and the walls with palms to make an inviting space that felt intimate but accommodating and inviting. Using these elements and our new Beverly sectional, the patio transformed into an outdoor living room with lush plant life and a splash of color. Ready to tackle your own patio makeover? Consider these tips: add gravel for a chic foundation, use potted palms for lushness and intimacy, stick with dark colored furniture for durability, add ambient lighting with string lights and lanterns, and tie together your space with a consistent color palette.

Mixed pattern blue outdoor pillows on Thou Swell
Brown outdoor wicker sectional on Thou Swell
Outdoor dinner party on @thouswellblog

Make sure to check out the full post on the Home Depot blog for all of the reveal pictures, and don’t miss my DIY project to learn how to transform your own patio by defining a chic gravel area!

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

This project was sponsored by Home Depot, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!