in warmer months, the 9-by-12-foot deck
(above left) offers extra space for entertaining.
The colorful decor was inspired by a vacation in
Mexico. The kitchen backsplash (above right)
takes its color cues from the living space.
who painted it when he was 15. “We’d always
say we’d see each other’s names in the pages
of magazines one day!” says Austin.
Off the living-kitchen area, a 9-by-
12-foot deck allows for bigger gatherings dur-
ing warm weather, an important bonus for
Austin and Giamichael, who love to enter-
tain. Inspired by a trip to Mexico, the space
is a tangle of burnt-orange, aqua, and apple-
green accents. A charming stencil on the
decking above mimics the ceilings in the vaca-
tion home where they stayed.