Monday, May 3, 2010

Outdoorsy Types

I'm not really the "outdoorsy" type, but I love to be outside when the weather is nice. These rooms definitely are the outdoorsy types though, I'd say. They are the nice happy medium between outside and inside. Some of them are outside, but decorated like an interior. Take a look.
This is a "summer house" from a country house tour on Martha Stewart. I love the simplicity of it and how you focus on the architecture and the details instead of fabrics and furniture. Check out the height of that door.

Here is a terrace that is decorated much like a living room: sofa, two chairs flanking, coffee table, and two end tables complete with lamps on each one. I assume they are purely for decoration and they don't really work. LOVE the pink hat on the right chair. I could have used that at the Derby Party over the weekend! Kemble Interiors.

This is the dining room of the same outdoor setting. I love the faux bois dining table and chevron pattern on the dining chairs. Both are by Kemble Interiors.

Jay Jeffers created an incredibly welcoming covered porch with amazing seating with beautiful botanical fabrics and floor to ceiling soft pink drapery.

Here is the rest of the room! How beautiful is this? The shingles on the wall are a nice contrast to the interior aspects like a gallery wall and floor lamps. Jay Jeffers.

I would LOVE to walk out of my front door and walk out onto this wrap around porch. The lanterns are gorgeous and I love the massive columns as well. G P Schaefer.

An outdoor space isn't complete without lighting. If you can't hang a lantern outside, make sure you get these little floor lanterns with candles. There are some really beautiful ones at HERE. By Gary McBournie.

What do you all think? Are you ready to be outdoorsy? I don't have my own personal outdoor space to decorate but I can enjoy the park and my parent's terrace in CT. Do you have outdoor space? How do you decorate it?

REMINDER: This is the last day of the giveaway contest for the super adorable nautical tote bag. Click HERE to get to the contest or scroll down 2 posts. I wish I could win but, you can instead!!

Alicia B.


High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love Kemble's Interiors work it is always amazing!!!!

@gogirlee said...

Hi -

Thank you so much for your amazing images. I wanted to ask you a Q and didn't want you to think I was kidding or something. Do you see any possbility of grafitti ELEMENTS being introduced to a setting such as the designs you show, which I love?

Sometimes living close to a metropolitan city can inspire a cozy, eclectic kind of industrial feel.

Number one for me is comfort and also try to be as minimalist as possible. Then I fill in the spaces with items that have sentimental meaning to me, like a collectible.

Would love to hear your look on this.

Thank you very much

Living It At Home said...

I love that one porch with lanterns and large columns! It would be such an experience to walk out every day and see that! Oh, to dream!

Carpe Diem said...

I love the set up in the third pic...except, maybe I would change the chairs to a more modern wire chair...and possibly add cushions with a geometric or strip pattern..I think a drastic contrast looks better. Thanks for sharing.

LindsB said...

Its this time year that I get a little sad I dont have a pretty outdoor space like all of these