As the HGTV® Smart Home 2019 designer, Tiffany Brooks used her sharp style to create a contemporary backyard all of Texas will envy—and by heeding a few of her wise words, you can, too. To pick her brain, we asked Tiffany to complete the following statements:
"Trex is light years ahead in durability!"
“Style their deck with their interior scheme in mind.”
"Consider how you will use the space first. Think about how much room you will need for the deck's primary functions."
“Space plan their pergola area with entertaining and privacy in mind.”
“The pergola with a shade! As a designer, I found it added an intimate room on the outside of the home."
“Adds ambiance in the evenings and helps make the space more functional.” Take our recessed LED lights, for example, which provide a soft glow to guide your way after sundown.
“To incorporate items and activities that are typically deemed as indoor-only like theaters and game tables.”
"Adding tech to your outdoor designs such as robotic lawn mowers, and outdoor TVs are certainly becoming a trend. Furnishings are looking less wrought iron and more upholstery.”
“It’s the perfect neutral and accents the brick of the home beautifully."
“Not worry about guests with high heels, your well-meaning pets and accidental drops on your exterior surfaces."
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