Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Living

Happy Hump Day Readers!

Since Memorial Day is this weekend and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather is going to cooperate from now on...I thought it would be fun to share a post that I did from Kim over at Keller Creative a couple weeks ago.

We're planing on building a back deck this summer, so I've got my mind on all things outdoor living!  Here are some great images to get me, and hopefully all of you, inspired!

 Loving the painted yellow fence...great idea!

 The light blue stripes and mirror are a great touch.  I'm a firm believer that just because it's outdoor doesn't mean it can't feel "homey".

An outdoor fireplace is such a nice luxury...I would love to have one for those chilly Tahoe nights.

How relaxing would a hammock be in your backyard?  I just want to read a book out there all day long.

A nice outdoor kitchen is a "must" when it comes to outdoor living...loving the hood over the BBQ here.

A huge reason for having an outdoor living space is for the entertaining!  This navy blue looks crisp and inviting for a backyard get-together.

Last, you don't have to have a huge backyard for a great outdoor living space...I can just imagine having a glass of wine and some great finger foods in this space...perfection!
All images via Pinterest

And...if I had ALL the money in the world, I would definitely buy the following to accessorize my backyard space:

Double chaise?  Yes please!

This dining set and umbrella...and the ocean view would be nice too!  :)

I have a crush on this potting bench...I could see it also being used for a buffet for a party too!

A girl can dream right?  I'm looking forward to getting to work this summer and "beautifying" our backyard...I'm defintiely inspired now!

Do you have an outdoor space that you love?  Do share!

I'm also talking more "summer" over at a la stop by and say "hello!"  Here's a sneak peek:

See it here.
xo natasha


  1. Oh I love all these images! I would love an outdoor fireplace!

  2. Such gorgeous outdoor spaces!! WOW. I can't wait to have a house someday and have a fabulous outdoor area. Sigh. :)

  3. Gorgeous inspiration! I would definitely spend more time in my backyard if it was half as beautiful as any one of these images.

  4. I would LOVE to have any of these outdoor living spaces. But... It's kinda hard when you live in the northwest and it rains 9 months out of the year :(

  5. I am also dreaming of sunshine for the weekend ;) and my back deck this to be replaced asap - great inspiration shots!
    and great summer guest post :)

  6. Pictures like this really make me hate my condo...I want the dream house!

  7. I just love outdoor settings! A lovely outdoor space (like the ones above) is so perfect for summer gatherings! I only have a small patio at the back of my place, but I am definitely feeling inspire to do something lovely with it :)

  8. These are all beautiful inspiration photos! I can't wait to see your backyard progress.

  9. Love these. They remind me of my back porch. So peaceful looking and green. :)

  10. Beautiful!

  11. That kitchen and outdoor fireplace would be so dreamy!! I would live out there! xo

  12. Saw your post on A La Mode and love the summer inspired things here. Am so anxious for warm weather and BBQs. Love the lemons!

  13. Ahh this post made me miss my homestate, Michigan! The only bad thing about living in Chicago is the lack of backyard/green. I'd love one of these outdoor living spaces to veg in!

  14. LOVE the 2nd and 3rd one and the beachy one - a good deck is so essential. can't wait to have a house!

  15. What's not to love about summer inspiration??? And that lemon wreath is so fun and bright...brilliant idea, I better head over and see what you're sayin' about it...(c:

  16. EVERYTHING about these spaces! that outdoor kitchen? yes, please.
    xo:: Lauren @ tickled.

  17. Ohh I love the idea of a double chaise! Feel in love with them at the beach with the hubs.

  18. Well those beautiful images make me want to cry. It's been raining ALL day here in Vancouver. It feels like summer is never going to arrive.

  19. love all this outdoor space and decor! I can't wait for a warm summer to arrive!!

  20. so many gorgeous inspiration pics! Makes me want to spruce up my patio for summer!!

  21. The outdoor kitchen is a dream. Great post!

  22. I would LOVE to decorate my deck one of these days when I get a house!! It should never go unnoticed! BBQ's, picnics, reading days...such a luxury if you think about it. Great picks!


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