July 5, 2017

Urban Oasis

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Keith and I are currently in the process of redoing our Brooklyn backyard, a process I’ve been sharing on instagram stories. Has anyone here been following along?

What I love about where we live is that it’s a mix of urban life – filled with cafes, restaurants, shops, but with such a neighborhood feel. Even with the neighborhood balance, I cannot wait to have our own little personal urban oasis. Our backyard isn’t sprawling by any means (however, considered big by Brooklyn standards), but filled with so much character and charm. It was one of the main reasons that I fell in love with our house.

In the meantime, these photos are serving as a major dose of inspiration! I’m so excited to be sharing the process with you all. For all of the behind-the-scenes, be sure to follow on instagram stories! I’ve been sharing a lot of it in real time.

xo,

Helena

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25 comments

  • Mireia

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Kristi

    Loving the inspiration. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    Kristi Beth | Be Loverly

  • Kristina

    Thanks for this inspiration, love cozy backyards like this. Cannot wait to see how yours turns out!
    ♡Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  • sasa

    so cool!

    Shall We Sasa

  • Sophie

    What a dream!
    http://styledfortheoccasion.com

  • alexia

    Beautiful inspiration. I don’t even have a backyard and I’m excited.
    See my latest post:
    // don’t be silent
    born bred BE – a blog by Alexia

  • Anisha Kohli

    I do love the inspiration. However, I have a questions. When designing your backyard space do you take into account the winter weather? How it can be used for winter? Thats one thing I am always concerned about!

    • Helena

      Hi Anisha,

      We’ve definitely been thinking a lot about this! We want to be strategic with how we go about it, but also want to enjoy it as much as possible during the summer and fall months! Thinking that with our rugs, we’ll have to go the cheaper route so we’re able to replace every year – and cushions and pillows will be put away once winter comes. But like I said, still working out the kinks! xo

  • Madeline C

    I’ve been following your backyard journey on instagram! I love the look of the string of lights overtop. Can’t wait to see it all finished!

  • jessica S

    ehh!! frankly, not impressed. this look is so overdone, and i see it on way too many blogs. There is no real authenticity in this, just looks like others are copying each other on who can look more urban with hanging string lights. Hope yours comes out better…

    • Helena

      Hey Jessica,

      So sorry you feel that way! I actually happen to LOVE the lights, even if they lack authenticity. They just add so much in such an easy way! What can I say?! But these are just serving as doses of inspo. Definitely plan to put our own personal spin on it .
      xo,
      Helena

  • Dita

    Loving the inspo. Can’t wait to see yours finish!

    Dita | http://sherlockdiary.com

  • shannon denter

    i live in brooklyn as well, dumbo area. i think the most realistic look, especially with our weather, (depending on your storage for cold months) would be the second to last picture. Especially since we do get a lot of rain. I’ve tried the whole urban oasis look for my terrace, looks great, until unexpected brooklyn torrential downpour. Good luck, my advice is to try and not make it so picturesque like an ikea stage. Best to you and Keith. I’m sure it will look great.

  • Magda

    Love it, so many cool ideas!

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Such great inspiration shots! Will have to check out your Insta Stories!!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • Jae

    I can’t wait to see how your urban oasis turns out! Those are all great inspirations.
    http://www.allthatjae.com

  • Kathleen @ Carrie Bradshaw Lied

    Ok this is making me want to re-do our entire patio!! So much inspo. Can’t wait to follow along!

  • nicole sioui

    So many fun styles! Anxious to see the end result! Would like to share an important tip; be “extra vigilant” regarding the type and amount of greenery! Some plants grow very quickly, some need regular care and too many of both will equal an overgrown, overcrowded, out-of-control garden. Worse, some can be toxic if eaten by an animal or small child.

  • Miss Pippi

    All of them are lovely. 🙂

  • nat

    i would love this to be my backyard!!
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  • vanessa

  • Caroline

    The New York Times just did a special on NYC outdoor spaces: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/realestate/creating-a-garden-oasis-in-the-city.html

  • Gmail QA

    I look forward to seeing the result of your backyard. The design inspiration is so stunning, hard to choose which one is the best.
    http://gmailqa.com

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