A Backyard Oasis in the City

September 13, 2018

When we moved into our house last October, the backyard was like a secret English garden - I was enchanted! But as Wisconsin winter came and went, in the Spring weather we were able to see how overgrown and unusable that space was.

So we decided to do something about it! What was the goal? To create a space for entertaining and for our dog to run around. We pulled out EVERYTHING, I mean EVERYTHING. And started fresh!

We laid 20’ flagstone patio and wanted to a great sectional that we could all hangout on (me, my husband + our golden doodle Lucy!). As I started to shop around, I was really concerned with getting something high quality as I knew we would be spending lots of time out there and pictured myself spending entire Sundays reading out back. ENTER YARDBIRD. We went with their Colby Large Sectional. When it arrived it was already assembled (which was a requisite from my husband! haha) and the cushions were super cozy and the fabric is from Sunbrella (so super durable but still soft). 20180906_ElizabethRees_Szymanski_0109.jpg I wanted to pair it with a striped outdoor rug and black and white pillows and a cozy throw to cuddle up when we make a fire in our fire pit, roast marshmellows and drink mulled wine!
20180906_ElizabethRees_Szymanski_0114.jpg A question I have been getting on Instagram is how does it hold up to the elements (we had a few crazy weeks of rain in WI) – we have been taking the cushions in the garage when it rains but recently learned that Yardbird makes covers and we will definitely be buying one just to make it a little easier. I will say that its held up great with our pup, Lucy. She LOVES cuddling up on it and the fabric, even though light, is still shockingly stain free! 20180906_ElizabethRees_Szymanski_0126.jpg

We are so happy with our backyard and to make so many great memories with our family + friends! We want to thank our amazing friends at Yardbird for helping to make our backyard dreams come true!