The idea of an 'outdoor living room,' or patio where you can relax as you would in an indoor living room has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Patios and yards are built to meet the needs of the owners. In the case of dad and acclaimed actor Channing Tatum, this means the perfect yard is perfected for family time. According to experts, he has accomplished just that.
Recently, Channing took to TikTok to show fans how to construct an adorable fort for his young daughter, Everly. However, garden enthusiasts that we are, we couldn't stop staring at the optimally designed yard behind him. Here's why Channing Tatum's outdoor living room is perfect for family gatherings.
First, the greenery on the property is designed to create a tranquil vibe. Drew Swainston, resident gardening expert at Homes & Gardens states, 'The backyard has a relaxing and minimal palette, with the contrasting greens against the splendid white bark of the birch trees behind. The space has a Mediterranean vibe to it overall, with the hard landscaping of brick and stone and lots of trees to create areas of shade to relax underneath.'
Drew qualified as a journalist and wrote for many websites and publications, before studying for a horticulture qualification. He worked as a professional gardener for several years, specializing in kitchen gardening. He's now bringing his expertise and passion to Homes & Gardens as a member of our team.
Jeremy Yamaguchi, gardening expert and CEO at Lawn Love elaborates that Channing's garden style is timeless. He says, 'A Mediterranean garden is ultimately one that is meant to emulate those in the Mediterranean region – not what they grow necessarily, but rather how they function and are designed.'
As the CEO of Lawn Love, Jeremy Yamaguchi helps homeowners find quality, reliable lawn care. Specializing in technology and using industry experience, he intends to revolutionize the lawn care industry.
He continues, 'These gardens are meant to embrace a person’s native summer climate, rather than try to facilitate different conditions. This means growing plants native to the area and season. This is a sustainable type of gardening that is typically more drought-proof. The sustainable nature of this gardening style and its loose interpretation sets it up to be a trend that won’t go out of style.' The evergreen nature of this gardening style makes it perfect for relaxing with the family.
Furthermore, experts say the yard is optimized for family time through the design of the patio. Drew explains, 'The central brick patio has a rustic, yet warm, feeling and it is perfectly suited to family gatherings, or playtime in the new garden fort. The raised planting helps to make the space feel enclosed. It will almost have the effect of making you feel among the leaves and flowers when sitting outside enjoying a drink of your choosing.'
When you are able to visualize what you and your family need, coming up with backyard ideas couldn't be easier. It's the perfect place to start when planning your outdoor space, think about how you want to use it, who needs to enjoy it, and what you want to get out of the area.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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