What do you get when you take a neglected, boring courtyard in an otherwise fabulous MCM home, add some killer cement tile, and outdoor kitchen and hire one of the city's best muralists to let her creativity flow like margaritas in the summer heat?
Well, if you are Shauna Glenn, you get this vibrant, colorful cantina that would rival the best five star resort in Mexico for #1 Happy Hour spot.
Welcome to the Cantina.
It's shocking really, to see this space before. Right off the dining room, behind the stairs to the bottom level, the courtyard is nestled between the house and garage, and accessed via a sliding glass door. Courtyards and interior patios are nothing new in MCM homes. At a project we did a few years ago, the interior courtyard was situated smack dab in the middle of the home. And as always with Shauna, she could see the potential right away. An outdoor kitchen setup was already started, just needed a few additions. Container herb gardens make for easy harvesting and the addition of the outdoor friendly cement tile make a significant improvement over the original asphalt.
Evidence of Mariell Guzman's talent is on display all over Fort Worth. Her murals quickly caught Shauna's eye and she knew right away that Mariell would be her artist of choice to take this courtyard from sad to fantastico. Read more about Mariell and her artistic journey here on our Artist Spotlight.
Initially, the courtyard was scheduled to be included in the HGTV Magazine feature on Shauna's house, but unfortunately, it was cut last minute. Since then, however, Mariell has been back to the Cantina to finish what she started with the completion of the last wall mural.
I mean, who could be in a bad mood out here? Even the foam Easter Bunny is not upset that he's been abandoned on a garden stool until next spring.
And luckily, HGTV Magazine made good on their promise to feature the courtyard. You can find it in the July/August 2022 issue, as well as in the May/June issue of 76107 Magazine.
Cement Tile: Zia Tile
Blue Dining Set: Table from CB2 (discontinued, similar here), Chairs from CB2
Yellow Dining Set: Table from Wayfair, chairs from West Elm (sold out, similar here)
Yellow Acapulco Chairs: West Elm (sold out, similar here)
Garden Stools: Wayfair
White Accent Table: Article
Pillows: West Elm and here
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