Feel at home outside
My goal is to get more people outside to enjoy their backyards and create memorable occasions that last a lifetime!
Make GREAT memories
Many of my fondest memories as a child were the times I spent outside. Playing yard games, bonfires, picnics, parties and family gatherings were all so much more special when we had the opportunity to enjoy them outside.
Hi, I'm Becky
One of my favorite places to enjoy the outdoors was a screened porch off the front of our house (you can see it in the photo up top of my childhood home) which was as close to outdoor living as you could get on a farm in Minnesota.
That spring day when we could open the porch to be cleaned up for summer shared a similar excitement to Christmas! For the next 4 months — 5 if we were lucky — we would use the screened porch to enjoy summer mornings and evenings as well as frequent thunderstorms. Neighbors would even come by to sit on the porch with us and “enjoy the show” as we watched the lightning bolts and felt the rumbles of thunder.
Today, I’m fortunate enough to live in Northern CA where our outdoor space is an extension of our home all year long. I do, however, still get that same giddy feeling as spring approaches and I can spread out our outdoor living space beyond the covered area.
create magical spaces
This photo shows my childhood outdoor playhouse where a lot of what you see on this site started for me: loving being inside outside. Giving that experience to kids helps grow their imagination and world of possibilities.
I believe I’m not alone feeling the nostalgia of the outdoors and associating so many great memories with being outside. It's this that drives me to create beautiful outdoor spaces for my clients and their families. I’ve had clients tell me they never even went into their backyards before and now they never want to leave. Besides the fact that being outdoors is so beneficial to our mental and even physical health, it also leaves behind lasting memories and a feeling of joy.
Big budgets or small
So often, people will say to me, “Outdoor furniture is SO expensive! When I can afford it, I’ll fix up my backyard to enjoy it.” My answer to that is, where there’s a will, there’s a way to make it work. I work with clients who have a $500 budget as well as those who have a $25,000 budget.
I help guide clients into spending what they can to just get outside and use their space. Once you can use it and see how it functions, you can always upgrade pieces in the future or plan for larger expenses. I always recommend trying to spend a little more on at least one item, typically a sofa or chair set that will be used most often. Outdoor furniture is just like indoor furniture or anything else for that matter: you get what you pay for.
I use a variety of visuals to guide you along the way and ensure you’ll be pleased with the end product. My goal is to be very transparent with the services I provide and to exceed your expectations.