Design tips from Kris Swift & Britany Simon
SheKnows got the scoop from designers Kris Swift and Britany Simon on how to recreate the stylish looks spotted on Tuesday's Design Star. Learn how to make your own succulent planter and chevron fence for killer DIY style.
Watching Design Star episode 4 where the designers made over indoor/outdoor spaces, we went nuts for Kris Swift's super cool succulent planter and Britany Simon's graphic chevron fence design! Luckily, we got tips from the designers themselves on recreating the look at home. Check it out!
Kris Swift's tips for making a succulent planter
Crazy for chevrons? We are too! Sure, you can bring in chevron prints by using accent pillows and outdoor rugs, but how about kicking it up a notch with a graphic chevron fence? See how it's done.
Britany Simon's tips for making a graphic chevron fence
The key is to definitely use pressure-treated lumber for the project if it is going to be outdoors, so it can withstand the elements.
First layout the pattern in the space you want to recreate it in to determine the size of your pattern and the width of your herringbone planks. Then you want to screw in a base for the pattern on the wall at every point along the pattern. This is so you can screw your planks into the wood instead of screwing directly into the concrete block.
It's a very simple pattern. It just takes a little time with all of the cuts. What I also wanted to do with the pattern was string wire along the wall to match the points of the herringbone and plant cat claws or vines in front of the wall, so then the vines would grow along the same pattern to add even more dimension to the wall element. The wall serves dual purpose... it adds instant architectural interest AND privacy from your neighbors!
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