Modern Seattle Backyard

• 03 November 2011


I adore my sister's home and her yard equally as much.  Everytime we visit she and her husband have completed a new project either inside or outside their mid-century "Doris Day" home as they fondly call it sometimes.  Since some of you live in warm climates right now, I wanted to share my sister's backyard with you.  Perhaps this is the beginning of a "Real Life Backyard" series since I'm enjoying (and hopefully you are too!) the "Real Life Home" series so much...


A pretty pot picked up at a thrift store and her fabulous, modern chicken coop.  I'm jealous of her fresh eggs everyday...they must be pretty amazing because she never shares them with me :)


A recent addition--this pretty orb that is also a planter.  So modern and chic.


Call it what you will, but I'm incredibly fond of straight lines when it comes to yards.  In France the trees are often arranged in perfectly linear patterns and it brings instant calmness to me for some reason.  I also love small, pebble gravel areas within a yard/garden.  It adds visual interest and texture.


Early Autumn tomato harvest...is there anything better than a garden tomato?  Thankfully the weather is holding up here in Seattle (knock on wood!) and we've had lots of sun lately...at least in our neighborhood.  We are taking it all in and getting giddy about wearing our sunglasses!


images by Stephanie Brubaker for stephmodo

17 comments:

  1. I love your Real Life Home series and a backyard version would be so fun! I also adore your sister and her home (who wouldn't?!)....in fact, I want to copy her coop as ours is on its last legs and needs to be redone.

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  2. I love this. I am also a huge fan of straight lines in modern gardens/backyards.

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  3. Your sister's backyard is beautiful!

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  4. What area of the country does she live in? I would love to add some of her features to my back yard -- which is in Florida.

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  5. i love cher's house AND her backyard full of chickens :) she has such great style. (and as an apartment-dweller, i'm always interested in checking out awesome backyards in hopes that one day i will actually have one -- i'd love it if you turned this into a series!)

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  6. Glad you all like it so much!

    Jora, you should copy her coop...it's the best I've seen!

    Vic, she lives in Seattle, WA.

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  7. so serene! love it! and love the idea of a backyard series.

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  8. wow, my dream. I just pinned a bunch of these images to my dream backyard board on pinterest. thanks!

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  9. I am in love with this back yard. And suddenly I want some chickens. :)

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  10. Love your sister's style. So much so that I actually hired her for an interior decorating consultation a few months back! You're pretty lucky to have each other - two inspiring ladies.

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  11. Your sister has a gorgeous backyard. That chicken coop is really phenomenal. Can she post the plans or some more photos so we can see the whole thing? I'm pinning it to my pinterest rural home design board, I love it so much. Thanks!

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  12. I need to get out to Seattle to visit my cousins. Maybe I'll get some eggs out of it. Either way a visit is long overdue. Thanks Steph.

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  13. What a great yard, thanks for sharing. What is the last image of?

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  14. Steph! I love this post. That chicken coop about sent me to the moon. Would your sister consent to a wee house tour?? I would love to see the inside of her home. I hope you are doing well. As always, keep up the gorgeous blogging. Love it.
    xo,
    Nora in Provo

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  15. Ok, nevermind. Found her house tour:)
    xo

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  16. I helped dig roots out of that now gorgeous backyard! We're friends of Cher & Jon's who just moved to Portland. Yes, they have a beautiful home and have put so much into their yard. Definitely worth it! Seeing those pictures made me miss them!!

    I checked out your blog today because I had dinner with new friends the other night and the wife reads your blog regularly. I truly impressed her telling her I have met you before. :)

    Great blog!
    Natalie Williams
    (my google acount wouldn't let me leave a comment. huh.)

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  17. Clark, I would love to catch up...it's been waaaay too long cousin!

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