May 23, 2014

Outdoor Living Spaces

After this crazy cold winter, I'm SO ready for some warm weather and sunshine.  An indoors-girl through and through, my ideal "outdoor" living space is actually a screened in porch.  But thanks to this whole polar-vortex thing, even I am ready to spend some time out in the sunshine and fresh air!  I want to make the most of our yard as it is, so we can spend as much time as possible out there this summer.  Here are a few of the things I've dreamed about while cooped up inside all winter...

A Fire Pit Conversation Area ~ So we can have s'mores all summer!  And some cozy grown up conversation and a quiet glass of wine when Lulu's gone to bed : )
Thom Felicia's lake house as shown in House Beautiful

A Hammock For Lazy Afternoons ~ More like a lazy 5 minutes, given this household, but still...
from Country Living

A Pretty Place to Eat ~ We'll be scouring garage sales and second hand shops this summer in search of a proper outdoor dining table and chairs.  I love the idea of setting it up right in the middle of the kitchen garden like this one - gives a whole new meaning to "farm-to-table" dining! 
Home of Diedre & Caleb Barber as shown in House Beautiful

Some Dreamy Mood Lighting ~ Outdoor lights make every night feel like a little party.  From twinkle lights to paper lanterns to full blown chandeliers, I'm a total sucker for pretty lights strung up around the yard.
from Domino
  
Lucas Allen as shown in Country Living

from Southern Living
The Hunted Interior via Home Depot blog


A Pool & Jacuzzi that blend right into the Landscape ~ Hey, a girl can dream!

Wishing you some warm weather and soft summer breezes!!