Monday, June 1, 2009

Outdoor Living - Summer is Here!

Since today is June 1st, I thought I would do a post on outdoor
dining and living. Summer is officially here. Since I live in a
city is cold even during the summer, I'm always dreaming of
warm summer weather for outdoor living. I've always thought
the epitomy of outdoor dining was outside in greenery or a garden.
Candles can make almost any space romantic.

Here's to simple garden dining.

You can also have incredibly posh outdoor spaces such as this.
I think it's lovely and absolutely perfect for entertaining.

I love the curves and design of this set of table and chairs.
It really gives it some character compared to your average
outdoor dining sets.

Ghost chairs also make the perfect
outdoor chair. Always chic in any setting.

Choosing a colored table always gives great
energy and color to your table setting.

When you have outdoor living paired with a
view, one can't really ask for more than that.

Absolutely for having a tea, curling up with a
book or having a lazy afternoon - perhaps a nap?

I thought these lighted pots for the plants were pretty cool.

Here's a modern take on low furniture for the outdoors.

This space is decked out with everything. BBQ set, a wood
burning oven, a table to eat and last but not least - lounging

Here's a neat and well planned space. It's a wonderful
blend of plants, color and furniture in a cozy space. Here's
to the start of summer and outdoor living and some tomes
to give you some inspiration.


iva yaneva said...

don't you just love it when it is still not that hot and you can spend almost all day outside.. reading a book or just relaxing :)

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Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Enjoyed the different outdoor living looks shown in your photos. Thanks!

christian barnard landscape studio said...

great post!

Down Pillow said...

Some great photos. happy summer's here :)

Red River Interiors: said...

Love your garden shots...the first is my favorite. I hope to get my backyard looking great this summer. I've had the Garden Living Rooms book for years...It's a great book for outdoor living spaces. Thanks for reminding me i have it... Fay

Jane F from Atticmag said...

This is such an inspirational post -- I especially like the style of that black table and chairs with the rococo detailing on the legs. I would love to have a source for that.

Anonymous said...

There are many great ideas in these images. There is something for everyone, every unique space and every size space. Thanks for the good information.

Tricia - Avolli

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Lovely outdoor spaces, all of them. Nothing compares to CA living, I miss it. The simple dining is always my favorite. Thanks for the visual fun today!

Urban Flea said...

Huzzah for summer! It's a gorgeous post as always! Cheers my dear!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Tempurpedic said...

wow! impressive.
its quite an inspirational post