Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fresh Air - Part IV

This is my last post about outdoors spaces, and I think I have saved the best for last!  Some of these are in the dream house files, so they rise all the way to the top of my favorites list.  I hope I see them come to life someday soon!  

BTW I have found many of these inspiring images via other blogs, so to all of my blogging comrades who provide me with daily doses of wonderful design - thank you!!! 

If you want to see more outdoor spaces, click here, here and here.

{Bobby McAlpine}
The columns, the arched ceiling, the lanterns...sigh.


Twinkly lights outside at night above a long beautiful table - perfection.

I love the idea of a great outdoor family area like this.

A bit of French influence...

Since I'm such a lover of all-things-ethnic, I love these benches
incorporated into a more traditional, typically American outdoor space.

{Cindy Rinfret}
One of may all time faves.  I think it's the combination of the vines, lanterns and the idea that this space would be equally amazing for an
al fresco (extended) family dinner or a girly brunch.


One more all time fave! All of the black accents on the furniture
and house add a bit of sophistication to the outdoor area. 

{Bobby McAlpine}
Awesome hanging seating!

{Val Selleck via Enchanted Home}
OK maybe I wouldn't actually have an outdoor theater in
real life, but I like the idea anyway!

{Architectural Digest}

Sandy Koepke via Enchanted Home
Rusty chairs and sunflowers...instantly romantic.

via Home Bunch
I thought this was such a nice entry to warm-climate home!

{Jimmy Stanton}
To me this epitomizes the pleasures of sitting outside and simply enjoying it! It's a nice play of the rustic table and metal tables...I always love that combo. 

Any favorites?


Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

I love the Cindy Rinfret image to me perfection; the mix of homely yet understated elegant living. Those lanterns and outdoor oven are great!! New York skyline is a close second only becomes I love New York and I am a dreamer.

The enchanted home said...

You have saved the best for last, each is as pretty as the next, living and dining in the great outdoors is the ultimate! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

the pic with the grapevine overhead is so romantic..would be wonderful to entertain guests the french terraces too..

Mona Thompson said...

Only everyone! You definitely saved the best for last. I have saved many for my inspiration files. thanks for this great post! Have a fabulous day. Mona

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Complete fabulousness! I would be happy to be on any one of these but especially love the rooftop deck. So urban and exciting!

under spanish moss said...

Barbara, love the Bobby McAlpine image. He is one of my favorites. I would love to sit and relax in any of these spaces. Beautiful!

Amy Chalmers said...

I loved seeing the wedding pics in what a setting!


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