New Life for a Tired Deck! from Barbara M.

After the terrible winter in the Northeast, I was looking to create an outdoor room on my tired, winter-weary deck!  Here are some “before” pictures.

This deck needs help!I contacted Style Studio and we worked together to coordinate everything.   We added a Rug, Cushions, Loveseat and Pillows.  It made all the difference – planted some bright flower boxes and my deck was transformed into an outdoor room that we love!

We couldn’t be happier!

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    May 11, 2012

    This is beautiful! The rug makes your deck a “room.” Love the loveseat and cushions/pillows, too. Do birds come to your feeder while you are outside? Enjoy!

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    Bronwen Lanning

    May 9, 2012

    Love it! Terrific way to dress up the deck without any “construction”. Little money, BIG IMPACT!

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    March 6, 2012

    I love it! You have given me the inspiration to do the same to our tired deck. Love the cushions and pillows!

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    February 12, 2012

    very well done! what size are the pillows on the loveseat (red trim plus green ones). Thanks!

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    Deborah Roberts

    January 15, 2012

    Pulling color from Nature and using the pillows to tie it together is exactly what it needs and IF you change the color pallet as I do ……pastels for Spring; lovely vibrant colors for Summer and hughes of copper, browns and golds for Fall are fantasic !!
    You have just created three new rooms for minimal price and days of enjoyment for minimal dollars. Pine boughs and Berries, white lights and an outdoor Christmas tree look splendid during the Winter months during the whole Holiday season ………wonderful to look out the window even IF you are not entertaining outside !

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    November 6, 2011

    Love this! I hope next summer to be able to really make my deck an outdoor living space. We put on a new deck this year and lots of repairs on the house and now that we have the house ready to outlast us, I’ll have money next year to take that new deck to the next level. I think I’ll be coming back to review this one! Wonderful transformation.

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    October 30, 2011

    I love the furniture, the cushions and the colors you added. It just pops! I want your deck!

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    October 30, 2011

    Love the cushions and pillows! Great transformation.

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    October 9, 2011

    WOW! I’m inspired! Simply Beautiful

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    Carrie Clark

    August 21, 2011

    Lovely, very inviting.

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    July 26, 2011

    Beautiful. I love it.

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    Kathy Bruer

    July 24, 2011

    What an inspiration. I have wanted to do something with my patio and furniture and this gives me exactly what I need. Thank you very much!,