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Home Depot’s Patio 2013: Patio Furniture Design Inspiration

Posted by: on February 6th, 2013 | 3 Comments

Patio 2013 fabric sample for patio sample


Spring is quickly approaching, and before we know it, it will be time to brush off those patio cushions, pull out the umbrella, and prepare for afternoons basking in our outdoor rooms. With that in mind, we thought it would be nice to sit down with our resident design expert Sarah Fishburne, the Director of Design & Trends, and hear how the inspiration for Patio 2013 came about, and what design trends we can look forward to seeing this year in outdoor furniture.

With this year’s collections, you can expect to see patio furniture that blends the styles of your traditional dining rooms with the comfort and durability of your outdoor dining areas.

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Easy, DIY Privacy Screen for Your Patio

Posted by: on April 4th, 2012 | 30 Comments

DIY Privacy Screen

Porches and patios are a great way to add an extra space to your home without having to take on an addition. One common problem with porches and patios, however, is their proximity to the neighbors. While you may enjoy their friendship, it’s still nice to have a little privacy as you sip your coffee on the front porch reading the Sunday morning  newspaper. Fortunately, there are easy ways to create a division between your outdoor space and theirs.

We’ll show you how to craft this easy, striped privacy screen from a drop cloth, and this DIY privacy screen cost only $48.84 to create!

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Patio Ideas: Update with Accessories

Posted by: on March 21st, 2012 | 6 Comments

Update Your Patio with Accessories | Process

If your outdoor space isn’t ready for warm sunny days and crisp spring mornings, we have ideas to help you create the perfect outdoor oasis for your space. These patio ideas will make your outdoor space cozy and comfortable. Furniture is clearly an important part of making your outdoor room livable, but patio accessories are an important part of creating an inviting lounge area. Pillows, throw blankets, and rugs are the best way to make your outdoor room feel like the perfect spot to relax with a book and a cup of coffee. We’ll show you how to finish your space with a few key accessories.

We began by selecting a color palette. For this porch swing area, we pulled our color palette from the Coral Breeze Layla Trellis Pillow which combines a soft aqua with a vibrant coral. We then selected the Pisa Blue 22 inch Pillow which complements the aqua in the color pillow and has a similar geometric shape.

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Designer Diaries: Our 2012 Patio Furniture Collection Start-to-Finish

Posted by: on March 8th, 2012 | 5 Comments

The Home Depot’s design team is dedicated to bringing you the patterns and colors that will make your home beautiful and comfortable. You can see their expertise and designer’s eye in all of The Home Depot’s home decor products, including our new 2012 patio furniture collection. 

We sat down with Sarah Fishburne, our Director of Trends & Design and lead designer for our 2012 patio furniture collections, to discuss how The Home Depot patio furniture collections are conceived, created and sold online and in Home Depot stores across the country. Here’s what she has to say about designing for The Home Depot:

Most people don’t realize this, but we begin planning each year’s patio collections 18 months before they even hit stores. There is a lot of attention to detail that goes into each design, and by the time a collection hits the stores, we have hand-selected every aspect of the final design.

The design process always begins with inspiration! We gather inspiration from around the globe, but most of our patio collections are inspired by COLOR!

Color inspiration for Patio

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Give Your Front Porch A Facelift

Posted by: on August 20th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA

I’ve been seeing those “lifestyle facelift” commercials and advertisements all over the place. While I intend on keeping my face intact, my front porch will be getting its own facelift! There are quick and inexpensive ways to update and transform the look of the front of your home.

An updated front porch will make your guests feel welcome and improve your home’s curb appeal. You are only a splash of color, a quick coat of paint, and a few simple accents away from a totally new look. 

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