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

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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;

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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;

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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;

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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.

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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;

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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;

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