8.31.2009

Patios & Outdoor Rooms

I'd love to be here...
Amazing rental (above): The Black Pearl. Meditation space (below) via Sunset.
Outdoor living room (I envy this outdoor fireplace!) via This Old House.
Cottage style via The Assistant.
Chic urban garden via Door Sixteen.
Secret garden conversation area via Sunset.
Swanky outdoor lounge via Rearranged Design.
Charming Courtyard via Travel Blog.
Cozy Tropical Spot, perfect for fruity drinks with friends via Rearranged Design.
I love everything about this outdoor room (and the modern house adjoining it). Source forgotten - sorry!
Rustic Sliding doors via Southern Living.
Can a modern space be described as both tranquil and fun? Source forgotten - sorry!
How was everyone's weekend? Mine was super-busy (lots of hanging out with Mr. Cheese's family), and I got a major haircut that's short and has a gazillion layers and I can fix it a million ways and I absolutely love it.

20 comments:

cassaundra said...

hooray for new haircuts! (aren't they thrilling!?)

my weekend was relaxing and fun :-)

oh, and gah-! i love these outdoor rooms!
you know something i really, really want when i have my own house?
an outdoor shower!
hell yes.

and a beautiful backyard with patio furniture and a nice big front porch.

thanks for the inspiration!
glad you had a good weekend :-)

Pyzahn said...

Yowza, these are all magnificent. Can't decide which I like best but I do love that wild sprawling tree in the middle of the patio.

I watched part of a HGTV show this weekend where they were designing a rooftop bedroom because the people like to see the stars when they sleep.

My practical side couldn't help but wonder if the first rain shower wouldn't ruin the bed?

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Ok...I'll take that first rental and then I want to see the new do!! Post a picture..pronto!

drollgirl said...

OHMYLAWDY!!! these images are about to make me burst into tears! i love them! i am tired of working for a living! i want to lay back and relax in these serene settings and just chill!

please forgive...PERIOD TIME! i'm emotional and weepy and apparently on a pity trip!

and glad to hear you LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! that is super and i sort of wish i could see it!!!

fromtherightbank.com said...

I'd be happy to hang out in any one of these. Those old sliding doors are amazing! A haircut is on the agenda for me this week too. Isn't it always the best feeling? :)

Torie Jayne said...

Good Morning,Such great images here I love the Black Pearl, and the candlebra hanging outside,I want to see the hair too sounds gorgeous! have a sweet day! x

Lorna said...

THESE ARE wonderful outdoor living spaces and I will use them for getting ideas for my back yard patio.

~Lorna
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Beth said...

All of these outdoors spaces are fabulous! I could be happy relaxing in any of them.

Yesterday I spent the day with my cousins & aunt at a lovely lake in Maine. Just to sit on the screened-in porch overlooking the water was heaven. Mother Nature knows what she is doing!

Carol said...

These pictures are so lovely! My dream is to have an amazing outdoor space someday. But it has to be covered (or at least partially) since I live in Seattle...

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I can't get over how gorgeous that outdoor fireplace is! I can't wait until I have a home where I can do whatever I like to the outside. Pretty!

Kristin said...

I think I just might need orange patio furniture. I'm totally digging that set!

ALEXANDRA P. said...

these are all such great decks and yards! cant wait to have a place of my own to decorate!

me melodia said...

Oh boy CottageCheese Cutie!
Your last comment was too real. I so want to break free from the rat race but it's beyond the worst time to do so right now. I'm cheering for you and your driven entrepreneurial spirit. It's nasty out there.
If you'd like I can easily help you with your resume. (it's basically what I do for a living... I can snazzy it up if you ever feel the need to stick your neck in the 9-5 hellhole).
just email or gchat me
melody[dot]santiago[at]gmail

Federica said...

Love them all!
Greetings from Italy!

down and out chic said...

look at that tree growing through the middle of the porch! lovely.

Clorivak said...

WOW! I want to grab some cheese and wine and a good book and lay out in like any of those places...amazing. I can't wait to have my own house someday.

Tina Tarnoff said...

I kept gasping and saying oh my good, and sighing, these patios and outdoor rooms are absolutely amamzing! I dream to have one, oh boy, do I dream :)

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Outdoor living spaces to me are the frosting on the cupcake. The photo with the orange vintage chairs & the outdoor space with the built in seating & fireplace are awe inspiring; really, they all are. Ahhhh.... lovely CC!

Amy said...

I found the source of the last one. http://www.secretgardens.com.au/randwick1.html There are many gorgeous patios to ogle at that site.

Amy said...

I found the source of the last one. http://www.secretgardens.com.au/randwick1.html There are many gorgeous patios to ogle at that site.