Recently I was asked if there was a color I did not like. At first this seemed like a fairly simple question and I nearly spouted off…”yellow”. Thank goodness I stopped myself before I had to go back and eat my words. Do I really not like the color yellow?
Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor. It’s time to start dreaming of outdoor spaces like this one shared via domaine. At first glance all we see is this pool! With a closer look, we see all the details that make us want to lounge away a Sunday here.
Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor. We’re dreaming of using our outdoor spaces like this one shared via my domaine. At first glance we see the way the sun dances all around this patio. With a closer look, we delve in and can envision ourselves gathered around a table just like this one on Sunday we savor!
TODAY’S TIPS FOR SETTING YOUR OUTDOOR DINING TABLES
The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool [air]”, although it is not in current use in that language in reference to dining outside. Instead, Italians use the phrases fuori or all’aperto. In Italian, the expression al fresco usually refers to spending time in jail. While you are letting this tidbit sink in…let’s talk about dishes!
Outdoor spaces are all about being comfortable. Throw in a little “chic” and create the perfect LBD to soak up some sun. A spot to cool off in the shade is also a necessity to keep us all looking good for years to come! With pool or without….get ready for summertime!
QUICK WAYS TO GET YOUR OUTDOOR AREAS READY TO ROLL!
We are all hoping that the worst of the nasty weather is over. Mother Nature has poked her head out a few days with a smile on her face. We’ve had enough warm, sunny days to notice one thing….our patios are yucky! May is always a big month for occasions. Graduations, Mother’s Day and birthdays galore. Lot’s of guys can’t wait to get out the pressure washers to blow away the winter and set up the most important thing. The grill.
If you’re like me, you love a perfect place to get cozy. After a long day at work, or on a cold day, there is nothing like snuggling up with your cashmere or fur blanket and hot cup of coffee or even glass of wine :).
Nooks are the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book, magazine or iPad for some undisturbed reading time. Spending time in a nook is not wasted time. It is spending some “me time” to de stress, relax, reset and recharge. Nooks take very little space in your home. An unused corner in your bedroom, living room or even kitchen can be turned into a fabulous reading nook and add charm to your home. Let’s take a look at some nooks calling my name.-Kristen
A reading nook with a beautiful view.
A creative desk & reading nook combo.
Enjoy the sunlight while reading.
Dark paint, in a closet rehab, makes for a cozy little nook.
A sunny corner.
Don’t overlook an entry.
You don’t need built-ins to create your own cozy nook, all you need is a cozy place to sit!
A nook is also an alcove, defined as recess, typically in the wall of a room or of a garden. Ah, an outdoor nook! Let’s think about these possibilities as we head into spring. It’s so vital in this busy world to make time to decompress. Having a space to look forward to helps me make this part of my day. This habit is something I want to pass onto my children and grandkids. A nook, alcove, a spot, a hideaway …whatever you want to call it, I hope you have one carved out somewhere to enjoy!-Laurel
Plan some Seating within your Garden this Season
Or what about one of these?
What cool clubhouses these could be for the cyber junkies we all are!
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