Lifestyle Home Inside Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's 'Natural Bohemian' Backyard Makeover The Bachelor couple teams up with Birch Lane to turn their bare plot into a stylish outdoor oasis By Mackenzie Schmidt Mackenzie Schmidt Mackenzie Schmidt is the Home and Travel Editor for PEOPLE. She's worked at PEOPLE for over five years as a writer and editor on the Lifestyle team. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 5, 2017 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 06 Lauren and Ben Build Their Dream Backyard Nicole Hill Gerulat/Styling by Olivia Rassow When The Bachelor's Ben Higgins, 28, bought his Denver home in 2014, the backyard was "a ginormous mountain of dirt," says his fiancee Lauren Bushnell, 27. So the pair, who met on the show's 20th season in 2016, jumped at the chance to team up with Birch Lane to redo the space and create an outdoor living area made for entertaining. Bushnell has curated a special sale of her favorite home finds on the site, which you can shop here beginning Friday May 5! Fotau 6-Piece Seating Set, $1,350; birchlane.com 02 of 06 Room for Friends Nicole Hill Gerulat/Styling by Olivia Rassow Higgins and Bushnell agreed they wanted their uninspiring plot to be a haven for entertaining. "We want our backyard to be a place we can hang out with friends all summer long. For both of us, that was the number one thing." Lucy Console Table, $360; birchlane.com 03 of 06 The Gathering Place Nicole Hill Gerulat/Styling by Olivia Rassow "Lauren and Ben's backyard had ample room to create everything she was looking for," says Birch Lane founder Meredith Mahoney, who collaborated on the design. Among their must-haves were "a cozy lounge seating area, a bar cart for entertaining and a fire pit area for making s'mores." Benton Basket Fire Pit, $153; and Elsmere Folding Chair, $260; birchlane.com. 04 of 06 Two Green Thumbs Nicole Hill Gerulat/Styling by Olivia Rassow As for who's taking care of their lush new landscape, the couple has the division of labor down. "I love taking care of my plants," says Bushnell. "So while Ben's really doing the dirty work, I’ll be like watering my plants . . . and maybe enjoying an iced tea," she adds with a laugh. 05 of 06 Prime Seating Nicole Hill Gerulat/Styling by Olivia Rassow "I absolutely love the couch and the living set. I love anything wicker outdoors," says Bushnell. The light gray set is complemented by patterned throw pillows and an indoor-outdoor rug. "That’s really where we’ve found ourselves spending the most time, whether it's having our morning coffee or reading a book." Havana Terracotta Planter, $50; and Glazed Clay Pots, $84 for a set of 3; birchlane.com. 06 of 06 Happy Place Nicole Hill Gerulat/Styling by Olivia Rassow The finished space fits the couple's "natural bohemian" style perfectly. Says Bushnell, "The fact that we now have a space that looks beautiful and is usable and is actually a place where I want to hang out — it's so exciting." Apiary Tumblers, $51 for 6; and Cecelia Pitcher, $34; birchlane.com.