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A Natural Invitation to Gather

Mike Brown

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Some of my fondest memories have been around this fire pit in the backyard of my closest friends.

4th of July celebrations, weekly s'mores roasting on Sunday evenings, and multiple guitars playing melodiously into long summer nights—this addition to the landscape has not only served for it’s functionality but it’s made the perfect focal point of the yard, located just below a cozy deck  and a vast area of green grass behind. The fire pit brings the whole backyard to life with it’s natural invitation for many friends and family to gather and feel like home.

DIY Network suggests that the foundation for your fire pit could look misplaced if the materials used don’t relate to the house and surroundings of the rest of the landscape. In this particular case, the color scheme of the fire pit echoes the natural elements used in the rest of the yard and the natural stone has a rustic and irregular look that ties the woodsy deck and surrounding trees of the backyard together.

While designing an outdoor living space that is both inviting and functional, you may also want to consider using products that remind you of your favorite vacation spot, like a cabin nestled in the woods or a garden off of the Cape Cod beaches. In this case, I always picture myself in the Pacific Northwest versus the quite suburbs of Omaha, NE.

Project Material List: All items are available at Antiquity Outdoor Supply

  • Colorado Red Flagstone

  • Moss Rock Boulders

  • Red Sandstone (Fire pit ring)

  • Cozy Adirondack Chairs

  • Natural Gas Fire Ring with Ceramic Campfire Log Set

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