July 6, 2010

{ Outdoor Spaces }

Well, it's raining in July, here in sunny Southern California.
The pool & fence painting will have to wait.
My son is not too sad about the delayed fence painting. :)

So, how was your 4th?.
It was a beautiful day here.
Perfect for a bbq & eating outside.
We just got some new patio furniture...
which includes a table that seats 6 {not shown}.
It replaced our old table that only sat 4, which made it difficult for our family to eat outside all at once.
It was wonderful sitting out there all together on the 4th of July!

I love outdoor spaces that feel like they could work inside as well.
You know...bringing a bit of the indoors, out...instead of the other way around.
Here are a few really fun ones!
This front porch is set up just like a living room would be.
The baseballs in the iron basket are a whimsical touch & so fun!

I love how she used a dresser with a mirror hung over it outside on her front porch.
Her porch & home are full of color!

This balcony is so inviting to me.
The curtains & rug look like they could have come from inside.
I can imagine myself sitting here on cool evenings wrapped in that blanket.

This patio is so cool.
I love how she hung paintings out here.
I don't think I would have ever thought to do that.
But, it makes it feel so homey or homie or whatever...you know what I'm saying.
And I want to use the shutter idea to camoflauge a block wall in my backyard.
Well, I hope you've been inspired today to bring a little of the indoors, out.

Before I go, I want to wish my mom a Happy Birthday!
Even though you are far away, I am thinking of you today.
Love you!


Kindra-At Home With K said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful outdoor settings. I'm in love with picture #2!!

Bette said...

I love YOUR outdoor furniture!Thanks for the other inspirational pictures!

corners of my life said...

Wouldn't it be fun if we could just "porch hop" and spend an hour on each of these welcoming places?!