social space makeover contest – making it lovely blog

11 Jun

One of the awesome home design blogs that I follow regularly (Making it Lovely) is having a social space makeover contest, sponsored by American Express. The winner receives 150,000 membership reward points to makeover one of the social spaces of their home.

We have a space at our home that I am dying to makeover – it has so much potential but we just haven’t had the time and mostly funds to really put a plan together and execute it. This space is what we would call our front patio – it’s semi-private, inviting (well, as much as it can be in the current condition), large, and has really nice shade from the enormous tree growing up the middle of it.

We’d love to make this space the sort of area you really want to hang out and maybe even have dinner on a nice summer evening – with some cool modern seating, perhaps a table with chairs, or a more casual sofa type seating with low tables. Maybe even a fire pit to make it nice and cozy for cool fall nights (it’ll be a while till we can enjoy those again :(! ) I think we’d also probably use the funds to paint the front door (we’re thinking a bold yellow) and maybe even repaint the house (gray?)…

Here are some pictures of our space – we would love to be considered for the contest!


9 Responses to “social space makeover contest – making it lovely blog”

  1. Julie June 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Cool, I hope you guys win, let us know when we need to vote. I think that space is so cool and would love to see what you guys do with it, you have such amazing taste!

  2. Making it Lovely June 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm #


    (Congratulations, Heather!)

    • heatherandmike June 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

      Nicole – wow, I’m so honored and thrilled! WE are so thrilled actually, I called my husband he was as surprised and excited as I was! Thank you SO much for selecting me, what an honor among so many awesome entries!

  3. Juliette June 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I love what you’re doing with your space! Seeing your blog and all the work you’ve already done on your home made me vote for you just because I think you’ll do a fantastic job on your patio. Good luck!

    • heatherandmike June 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

      Thank you so much Juliette it means so much to hear that! And thank you for taking a look at our blog! It’s been a LOT of hard work but we love our house (most of it anyways!) – Heather

  4. kelsey June 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    I LOVE the colors and design of your house!

    • heatherandmike June 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

      Thanks Kelsey! We are so glad it’s appealing!


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