Our SoCal Backyard Patio Tour

Alright lovelies! A backyard patio tour has definitely been one of my top requested posts from you all this Summer. I shared a quick Backyard Tour video on my IG a couple weeks ago but wanted to follow up with a full post for you spilling on the deets on the space we’ve used the most in our new home!

One of the perks of living in Southern California is that it’s basically patio weather year-round! We knew when we were in the process of building our home that we wanted a good flow and an indoor/outdoor living vibe. We wanted the transition from inside to outside to be seamless and our architect (Eric Olsen) definitely nailed that! Here are a few shots of the space we live in…

backyard patio

The two questions I receive the most are “what color is the brick on our outdoor fireplace?” and “where is your patio furniture from?”.  The brick color is Benjamin Moore “Simply White” and our patio furniture is all from Restoration Hardware. I know that Restoration Hardware can be pricey but honestly, you really do get quality that will last for years. We had this furniture in our previous home and were planning on getting new furniture when we moved into our new build but the patio furniture was still going strong so we kept it. We just freshened up the material and went with a  darker gray.

backyard patio
outdoor entertaining

We knew we wanted to create a space to do dinners outside and we definitely use this outdoor dining area a ton. Our dining table is also from Restoration Hardware but the chairs are inexpensive ones from Amazon and then we just added some custom seat cushions similar to these HERE. We added some string lights and reused our industrial backless bar stools from our last house in the bar area.

One thing I was most excited about for this backyard was all the entertaining we would be doing. I love to entertain so we had this wine chest built into our concrete bar and it has definitely been a crowd pleaser! Several of you have asked if it has a drain at the bottom and yes it does!

We really do live in the space (especially this year!) and have created so many special memories here!

backyard patio

Get the look

I hope this answered some of your questions and if you want to see more of our home posts, you can check out my  HONEYBEE HOME tab on my site!

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  1. Gosh, I just love everything going on in your backyard space! Looks super private too. Goals!!. Is your fireplace gas or wood burning?

  2. Love your outdoor space! I am also in SoCal and would love to know more! We’re redoing our backyard space and I’d love to know the dimensions of your fireplace and what types of trees/plants you used. Thank you!

  3. Any chance you can share the color name of the fabric for your RH sofas? I am buying the same set and want a grey and love yours.

  4. Trying to decide on the size to have my outdoor fireplace built. Yours is perfect! Could you please tell me the dimensions? Thank you so much!

  5. We are redoing our backyard in San Clemente and love this design. Can you share the decking material and fireplace dimensions? Also, would love your contractors name for your outdoor space if you can share as well.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi there. I live in San Clemente too and I stumbled upon this and decided I want the same look at our house for the deck/fireplace. Did you get the project finished? I would love to see pics and if you could share the dimensions as well. Thanks.

  6. Beautiful design! What are the plants/ screening behind your fireplace? I’m in So Cal and am always looking for great evergreen screen plant options.

  7. Beautiful! I came across pics of your backyard on Pinterest and love everything about it. Can you please share any all details on the size and materials for the flooring and fireplace?

  8. Hi! I Am trying to deciDe betweEn a fireplace or a firepit in my backyard. Do you feel like your Fireplace gives off adequate amount of heat? We are in arizona so it stays warm moSt Of the year but we defiNitely get some chilly winTer Nights!

  9. I just love your fireplace!, GORGEOUS. Is it wood burning? And also gas? I live in north san Diego county. I would like both gLass and wood. Your fire is the look i want. Thanks, debbie

  10. Hi i love your BACKYARD! Do you REMEMBER any if tge tree names or shrubs around your fireplace? Love the look! And the bLack fence 🥰

  11. Hello! Your wine chest built into the outdoor kitchen counter (with a drain) is exactly what I’ve been envisioning for our new build at the lake. May I ask if you used a liner? If so, where did you order it? What are The measurements? Do you find it to be the right size for your needs? Our builder is suggesting one that is way larger, and I am not convinced a huge one is the way to go. What you have looks so perfect and tasteful. Any things you’d do differently or to make it more functional? I welcome your suggestions! Thanks so much.

  12. Hi there. Love the outdoor fureplace and would like to do something very similar at the end of our timber deck. Can you confirm if you built the FIREPLACE furst then the deck Round it? From the pics it almost looks like its been built on the deck.

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