IDEAS FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM
In episode 305 of the IKEA Home Tour, the Squad helps a single dad and his two kids transform their boring outdoor patio into an extended living space. With plenty of space but a lack of functional furniture, Phil Costas and his kids, Keriann, and Kyle, felt that they weren’t taking full advantage of the California weather on their outdoor patio. To increase Phil’s table space for grilling and serving his family and friends, a utility cart next to the grill and FALSTER outdoor table and chairs were positioned throughout the patio. Layering area rugs underneath the flexible ARHOLMA outdoor sectional makes the adjustable seating even cozier, creating the ideal outdoor living room. The Squad also combined LED solar-powered lighting with the shady BAGGÖN umbrella and SVARTÖ base, giving the new patio a comfortable ambiance day or night. In the end, the IKEA Home Tour Squad delivered with plenty of outdoor patio ideas to help this family create an outdoor oasis with form and function, including separate areas for cooking, eating and lounging.
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Meet the Squad
Our team of IKEA® experts are traveling across the country helping families tackle home challenges with design makeovers that have smart solutions to make everyday life at home better.
Anthony is excited to join the Home Tour Squad this year as a designer and to have the opportunity to bridge both his creative ambitions with those tied more solidly in connecting and creating relationships with people. An artist at heart, he loves a good paint brush, but can be equally tempted by a good meal or a good show (best if combined).
Rocky has a passion for helping families achieve a better life at home. He enjoys working with a team to help families tackle their design challenges while creating fun and engaging videos that empower so many different people to do the same. In his spare time, Rocky loves traveling to new cities, composing music, making short films and spending time with his husband.
Whitney is a Southern Californian IKEA Interior Designer. She believes the perfect space is the one you feel most comfortable in and represents your own unique personality. She is grateful to have a job that allows her the freedom to express herself and looks forward to many new experiences as she travels across the country doing what she loves.
Stephanie has a passion for encouraging people to tackle home challenges in a smart and simple way. Working with families and inspiring others to improve their home is a rewarding and enlightening experience. Along with interior design, she enjoys printmaking, ceramics and has a fondness for cats and squirrels.
Editor / Camera Operator
Jesse began his IKEA journey in 2010 while pursuing his passion for media production in film school. Now he can combine his love for film and IKEA by being a camera operator and editor on IKEA Home Tour for his 2nd year. He looks forward to exploring each new city on his long board and is always looking for great music festivals.
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If your submission is selected, we’ll send our design experts to help you transform your space with smart solutions and creative DIYs. Plus, we’ll film it all and post it on our social media channels so IKEA fans everywhere can get inspired!
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