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Mar 24, 2011

bloggers give back: garden design

By: Amy Walters
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Gardens
Mar 24, 2011

bloggers give back: garden design

By: Amy Walters
You may have heard about this - it's slowly trickling through the grapevine thanks to Twitter, blog sites and the like - so forgive me if I'm sharing what you already know! It's just that I'm so thrilled to be participating in Bloggers Give Back. Lindsay from  Aubrey and Lindsay's Little House Blog is the brains behind the operation. She has rounded up a bunch of amazing bloggers from Canada and beyond to re-vamp the overgrown, backyard garden at George Herman House, (a charity which offers supportive programs and safe housing for women with emotional and mental issues).  *Side note: If the name "Aubrey + Lindsay's Little House Blog" is ringing a bell for you, it's probably because Lauren just profiled Lindsay's blog a couple of weeks ago. Click here to revisit Lauren's awesome post! To set the project in motion, each of the participating bloggers were asked to create a mood board to illustrate their vision for the new garden design. I had so much fun creating my mood board. Not only did I stumble across some gorgeous products, but it also provided me with a much needed escape from the lousy weather we were having in Winnipeg! The jumping off point for my garden design concept was the fresh, yet classic  Roxo Outdoor Series by Ikea. I love the beige and white striped cushion cover and white frame of the Roxo Easy Chair. It has a bit of a nautical vibe, without screaming "sailor"! The punch of green on the bistro chair keeps things lively and exciting. [caption id="attachment_7069" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Roxo Outdoor Easy Chair (in Beige), Ikea"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7070" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Roxo Chair (in Green), Ikea"] [/caption] Just like it is with any indoor room design, no garden design is complete without some fab fabric accents! I selected these vibrant outdoor pillows from  Tonic Living. I just love the pillows' juicy colours and bold patterns. [caption id="attachment_7071" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Outdoor Pillow, Soho (in Kiwi), Tonic Living"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7072" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Outdoor Pillow, Soho (in Mink), Tonic Living"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7073" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Outdoor Pillow, Cool Strip (in Sorbet), Tonic Living"] [/caption] I hope this was a good teaser for you as you wait for spring to bloom! For more teasers and pleasers, check out all of the bloggers' garden mood boards on the Bloggers Give Back website. Then leave us a comment sharing which design is most "you"! amy* Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based design enthusiast and blogger. For more design inspiration from Amy, check out her blog aDESIGNdock .

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