Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Spring / Summer ~ The Home Depot #SpringStartsHere

Hello Thursday! Mother Nature surely does have a good sense of humor.  After a lovely weekend and a couple of warm, sunny days, we had snow all day on Tuesday and Toronto has once again been turned into a winter wonderland.

Despite the white flakes (more like grey slush now) on the ground, we are officially 15 days away from spring and at The Home Depot, the experts in orange aprons are ready for everything you need for your next balcony makeover or a complete garden overhaul!  You have seen my dream Urban Oasis on Monday, and today we are getting inspired by my fellow curators with fabulous ideas from a colorful, whimsical garden party to a stylish, sophisticated patio lounge / dining under the stars.

First up is the talented and super creative Tiffany Pratt who is a lover of DIYs and a champion of every color of the rainbow! Please put our hands together to welcome our Creative Queen for a mega celebration of vibrant pink and lush mandarin!

Tiffany's creativity and her sharp design sense captured my eyes the moment I stepped into the space (even on set-up day).  It is hard to imagine everything in her vignette came from The Home Depot, as most of us generally associate the orange aprons with technical knowhow and practical functionalities.  Well Tiffany has completely blown my mind away with her pink insulation planter wall, custom area rugs made out of drop cloth and colorful duct tape, and terra cotta pots turn geometric wonders.

What a fantastic spot to hang out with friends for some toasty marshmallows by an outdoor campfire but hey, Tiffany is not done yet!

That's right! Just wait until you take a seat in this whimsical and cozy gazebo!

The design elements and attention to detail in this gazebo is truly incredible.  From supersized tassels as curtain tie backs (made out of rope), clusters of pillows presented as gifts (tied together with hot pink plastic tape), and the stylish and comfy woven furniture set by Martha Stewart Living, every item has been carefully selected and considered for the vignette.

Don't believe me? Check out this cross-tie stunner with string lights + a hanging planter inside the gazebo, and these super pretty and delicious cookies topped with gold flakes! Thanks so much Tiffany for such an inspiring party!

Up next is the guys' guy, handyman Chris Palmer with his ultimate manly backyard.  Chris did an amazing job combining practicality and style in his vignette that appeals to men and their plus one thanks to the earth tone palette, the masculine ground covering made out of recycled tires, a sexy lawn mower in pale avocado green, and the industrial styled string lights for a hint of romance.

photo of Chris via immrfabulous
Pride for the quality of his craftsmanship and keen eye for design, Chris built the bar from scratch with lumbers and supplies available at The Home Depot.  Pairing with lanterns, sculptural and zen-inspired greenery, and delicious maple glazed donuts with bacon, this sophisticated and masculine lounge is ready to welcome its guests.

Our last stop is this sensational outdoor dining destination curated by Heidi Richter.

The classic red & white palette is bold and fresh, and it complements the cast iron-styled dining set perfectly for a timeless, contemporary look.  The solar light lanterns with a mercury glass finish are certainly one of my must-haves for this summer, but we have got to take a look at that placemat!

Determined to outfit her vignette with absolutely everything from The Home Depot, Heidi cleverly substituted the traditional linen placemats with mosaic tiles! Come in approximately 12" x 12" with a mesh backing, these tiles are durable and the possibilities are endless.  Bravo Heidi!

images via immrfabulous & Home Depot Canada  
Thanks so much ladies and gent for such an amazing time, and a big thank you to the wonderful team at the Home Depot who'd made the 2015 Spring / Summer preview an absolute success! #SpringStartsHere

image via Sarah Stevens

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