When SL Style Director Heather Chadduck lost a 100-year-old hickory tree in her backyard, she knew it was time for a makeover. A vine-covered pergola and cozy outdoor fireplace transformed her Birmingham backyard into a chic outdoor retreat.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Heather laid mesh-backed strips of river-rock tile from a home-improvement center in a large-scale diamond pattern and then had concrete poured to fill the centers for a patio floor that only looks high-end. The river rock breaks up the expanse of solid concrete beautifully, and it cost her far less than custom tile or stone.