an urban patio - REVEALED!

remember this?

the mood board i created for friends' previously unused outdoor space.

well, the near future is here!  almost exactly two months from the plan's conception, the urban patio plan has come to full fruition.  here's the new outdoor room in all its summertime glory:

come on outside with me.

it's a beautiful evening.  would you like to stay for dinner?

there's room for three, or more if we pull the table out.
al fresco dining, urban style.
have a seat, or better yet, have a little lie down.
endless relaxing possibilities.
when it gets dark out, we've got lights to keep the party illuminated.
morning, noon or night, your behind belongs here.

your book/magazine/newspaper belongs here.
and your coffee/water/cocktail belongs here.  stay a while, won't you?

chicago's summer is its best season and it can now be enjoyed stylishly and comfortably.  what was once drab empty nothingness is now a cozy and colorful spot perfect for meals, entertaining, reading, napping, whatever strikes your fancy.
so glad you came for a visit! 

(coming soon: the how, what and when of the whole urban patio process.)


  1. This looks awesome. Nice work!

  2. You are a godsend, Annie. Were we all as good at what we do as you are.

  3. We have a new room in our house and it is amazing! And outside! And durable! We got to watch the hail storm and today's rainstorm from the porch. Thank you, Annie! Chicago summer just got a serious upgrade. Love, Kate

  4. Love it!--Maud

  5. I want to go to there.

  6. You have a really great eye. It looks so cozy and balanced.



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