Let’s Do Spring

A few weeks ago the nice folks at Home Depot invited me to their Spring Preview. I love these types of events, as they give me a ton of inspiration for the next season. This preview was especially welcome as it got me out of  the frigid Canadian winter and into a spring oasis filled with bbq's, patio furniture and flowers.

I have been dreaming of planting my garden, building on a new patio and hosting many a fun summer bbq. I thought I'd share some of my inspiration so you can daydream about what you're going to do with your outdoor space this year.

For the backyard:

Brown Jordan Highland Set

Brown Jordan Highland Set

This year Home Depot has brought in some amazing pieces from Brown Jordan. You may be familiar with the high end luxury outdoor furniture brand, but not at these prices. Home Depot has made some awesome quality furniture available at an affordable price.  They even have a swivel glider that I absolutely fell in love with. It was like sitting in your Dad's old recliner, but outside and way more fashionable.

They also have a more contemporary set called Northshore that would be perfect on an urban patio or roof deck.

Brown Jordan Northshore

Brown Jordan Northshore

I love the clean lines of this set, and it would be perfect in our backyard. I have a total crush on it. They even use Sunbrella fabrics, which are the creme de la creme of outdoor fabrics with UV protection.

Although we do not have room for a dining set in our backyard, I still lusted after the contemporary dining sets. This one was my fave; the Larmont.

Larmont

Larmont

It actually looks like indoor furniture! The captain chairs add a lot of class. Patio tables & chairs can sometimes feel flimsy and cheap, but this one feels super durable.

There were also a ton of great BBQ's and you know El Granto & I are huge bbq fans. I fell in love with this Napoleon Charcoal Kettle grill. We have a natural gas bqq, but miss the flavour of charcoal.

Napoleon Kettle Grill

Napoleon Kettle Grill

They did a really ingenious thing with this new model. The top opens to the side like a book, so that you don't burn your hands trying to open the lid.

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If we didn't already have a bbq, this one would be on my wish list. It is a propane (or natural gas) bbq with a smoker box. Om nom nom.

Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill with Smoker and Sear Burner

Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill with Smoker and Sear Burner

For my fellow Urbanites. The Home Depot also showed some great small space items perfect for a balcony or rooftop deck. I thought these flooring tiles were great. They lock together to make a brand new floor surface over ugly old concrete or decking.

Multy Home Enviro Tiles

Multy Home Enviro Tiles in Flagstone Earth

Multy Home Enviro Tiles in Grey

Multy Home Enviro Tiles in Grey

They also have a great electric bbq if your condo board doesn't allow gas.

CHAR BROIL Patio Bistro 240 Small Space Electric Barbecue

CHAR BROIL Patio Bistro 240 Small Space Electric Barbecue

To put the icing on the cake backyard, they had some really great outdoor rugs, throw pillows and flowers.

Hampton Bay Decorative outdoor pillows

Hampton Bay Decorative outdoor pillows

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Proven Winners Flowers

Excuse me while I go wish for the snow to melt.

P.S. Home Depot invites me to these previews, and I sit on their comfy chairs and eat their  hors d'oeuvres but I am in no way compensated, or get anything from writing about it. I just like to share my inspiration with you guys.

10 Responses

  1. I can't even express how much I have Spring Fever!!! This Winter just needs to be over already. UHG! Thanks for sharing the little break from reality. You've got some really awesome inspiration in there. That Larmont dining set!?! SWOON!
  2. I had to miss the preview so thanks for your post. Love the Brown Jordan line and I'll have to take a look at the kettle grill as we are in need of a new bbq.
  3. Oh.... I have Spring Fever so, so badly also... We woke up to about 4 inches of new snow here in Calgary this morning. It has pretty much melted by now, but Spring? Not yet. Thanks for the dream fodder... Hopefully it will be here for us all very soon!
    • More snow? UGH! We had a big storm last week here in Toronto, but I really really hope that was the last of it. We deserve some spring after this winter!
  4. Oh, now I'm totally dreaming of spring! I can't wait to hit home depot and turn my backyard into an oasis! Loving the Northshore line!
    • Isn't Northshore fab? I really want to add a few pieces to my backyard!
  5. Now that we have a backyard, I LOVE outdoor furniture. Home Depot has some great options and I think their furniture is definitely becoming more modern. Also, nothing beats a nice big umbrella to beat the heat!
    • We've never needed an umbrella in our backyard as our neighbors had tons of trees which provided a ton of shade. However it turns out a bunch of their trees were actually an evasive species, so they had to have them removed. Now the yard gets TONS of sun, and I really need to invest in an umbrella!
  6. What a wonderful way to spend some time. It was almost like you were having your own personal viewing with food. I am lusting over the Brown Jordan Highland set. It would look fabulous on my patio! Lovely post!
    • Exactly! I love these previews. A lot of the time I get to see up close items that I may not have even noticed in the store. AND the food. I cant say no to food. :)

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