front yard sitting area

Front yard siting area
Hello friends!  Last month I showed you the front yard remodel and I want to share some of the progress we have done in the front sitting area.

Front yard sitting area 1

It is one of our favorite spots now, where we can sip a cup of coffee in the morning or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the afternoon.  The afternoons are so tranquil as the sun tends to break behind the hills and everything seems to slow down just a bit.

Front yard sitting area 2

As I mentioned in my previous post we used DG {decomposed granite} throughout the front yard design.  It sets the foot print for this sitting area, which is right outside our living room.

Front yard sitting area 3

To give you some perspective here is the before.  I am really happy and totally appreciate how crisp and orderly it looks now.

Front yard sitting area 4

We have planted the edging this spring with Dusty Miller and Artemisia, which coordinates nicely with the snow in summer we planted at the end of fall | beginning of winter.  The snow in summer flanks the main walkway.

Front yard sitting area 5

Against the house under the windows we planted boxwoods, which I hope will grow into a nice formal hedge.  I don’t know if you noticed but we also painted the house gray.  It’s Shermin Williams’ Light French Gray.  We were torn between a gray or a white so we opted for a light gray.

Front yard sitting area 6

When we moved into this house in 2007 I had it painted a straw hay | butter yellow color, which I loved but it was time for an update.  We are really happy how it turned out.  With the new landscaping it truly shines.

Front yard sitting area 7

We will also incorporate a fountain when I can source the “right” one and include additional plantings but for now we are utilizing this space daily which was wasted space before.  I look forward to see the plants mature and grow into the space.

Front yard sitting area 8

This area had truly been neglected and was not pretty to look at, and unfortunately all our guests would walk by it before coming in our house.  It was long overdue for an update and now instead we offer our guests a beverage of some kind in this new outdoor “room” we created and linger before coming in the house.

Front yard sitting area 9

We have already done so many other advances and improvements too the front yard, which I will share shortly in other posts.   For the time being, this is where you will find us {wink}.

Front yard sitting area 10

“Let nature be in your yard.”
~Greg Peterson~


  1. I LOVE this!! We are doing a backyard remodel and it is taking some time as we have a concrete “wall” that was slanting and needed to be taken down. Work, and a lot of it! Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you back next week. Have a great week ahead!!!

  2. Thank you so much Michelle! Oh man! That sounds like a lot of work for sure. Can’t wait to see it. See you at your next party! xo- MJ

  3. Looks fantastic! You really worked on on this area and it shows. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

  4. Wow, what an update. It looks great! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at!

  5. Thanks so much Donna! We love the space & so much more since we did the work ourselves. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  6. Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I love sharing at Happiness is homemade. XO- MJ

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