Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Great Outdoors
















































Despite the dreary weather we are having (flurries yesterday-say what?) or perhaps because of it, I can't help but dream of swaths of green, colorful blooms, outdoor rooms, frosty drinks on the porch, splashing feet in aqua waters, and even shady corners, pebbles underfoot, birds chirping in the afternoon sun. I lost myself there for a moment, now I just want to get lost in any one of these beautiful outdoor spaces.
{all images via the prolific garden inspiration over at garden rooms}

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20 comments:

susie q said...

Oh these photos are beautiful. I'm going to just stare at them until the sun come out... I just love the photo of the tree seen through the port o'cochere (sp?). Just lovely.

please sir said...

I could escape there for many days!

The Shiny Pebble said...

I don't eat tomatos, but loved the idea of putting the little clay pots on top of the bamboo poles. I'm always affraid I'd poke my eye out in those. :)

A Perfect Gray said...

oh, honey, you just made my day with those...the faux bois, that fantastic rock wall, and the vine covered structures, love!

mb said...

You made my day too. How do you do it? Find all these fab rooms (albeit outside rooms today) that go on and on and inspire every time. Phew.

Daniella said...

What a cool hanging egg chair!

Naomi said...

gorgeous! makes me want to get out and garden RIGHT NOW.

Hope your weather turns nicer. and thank you for the birthday wishes! We really lucked out, spent the entire weekend outdoors....

Raina Cox said...

Ah, thanks for the mini-vacation. Those photos are exquisite.

Casa Bella said...

I was going ooh! and aah! with every picture! What a fun post. I love every single one of those spaces. How inspiring...

Patty said...

Wow every pictures just keeps getting better and better, fantastic work!

Kelle Dame said...

Beautiful!! I'm so in that egg chair right now...in my dreams

Anita Davis said...

i wonder if there are pink lounge chairs and umbrellas by a pool in my future?
i hope so.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I'm hoping it'll stop raining and snowing long enough for my marsh pit of a backyard to dry out so I can have a lovely space like these. But given recent history, that probably ain't gonna happen. Ever.

Mandy said...

What a great selection of photographs, must say the first one is my favorite, really enjoyable post, thanks.

nkp said...

Thanks for indulgiong my outdoor fantasy, everyone! And thanks for your kind words, as always. I'm glad you enjoyed and took the time to visit!

nkp said...

Hi Patty! Thanks for stopping by and welcome!

erin@designcrisis said...

Lady, I am SO ready for some outdoor living!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Gorgeous inspiration for my outdoor spaces. I just bought a patio furniture set this week and am undertaking the transformation of my silly little patio! Thanks for the boost!

Joslyn said...

that chair hanging in the tree and that little sliver of a pool...oh my!

paula said...

I am officially dreaming of spring where my garden is in full bloom and I can watch the kiddos play while sipping green tea. ahhh....