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Tuesday
Mar052013

Outdoor Living

I can hardly wait for daylight saving time on March 10th!  Can you believe it's this weekend?  So excited!  Having it light out longer is such a treat.  It has me longing for spring and spending more time outdoors. Today, I thought I'd round up some great outdoor living spaces to get everyone in the mood for the longer days of daylight ahead.

I love the simplicity of this outdoor space, no surprise I'm sure!  What a lovely spot for entertaining.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, a covered patio is typically a must.  Sadly, we don't start getting great consistent weather until after July 4th so if you want to entertain outside most of the year, you might want to consider something covered.

I have long admired this outdoor space.  I could spend hours here reading a good book or stack of magazines.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's outdoor area at her LA home is perfect for dining al fresco.

 

Of course, if you're lucky enough to have doors that completely open up creating a seamless indoor/outdoor space, well that would be a nice bonus too!

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Reader Comments (8)

I remember when I lived up north there was not much outdoor dining, but in my neck of the woods it is a pretty regular thing to do around here. Love all of the above images, had to pin the one with the striped chaises, that is a beauty,
kathysue

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKATHYSUE

All stunning. That first one is soooo beautiful. The second one has been in my files for a long time....i cannot wait till spring but with a snowstorm arriving AGAIN today to dump another 6 plus inches on us...it is feeling like forever away!

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthe enchanted home

Great spaces and thanks for including my friend, Debbie's side yard (I gave her those lounge chairs and she gave me a chair and light fixture--nice trade). I wonder who makes Gwyneth Paltrows chairs...that she can leave them exposed?

The outdoor kitchen............lovely enough to be indoors. So ready for the warm weather now!

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaryanne

Beautiful ideas! Thank you for sharing. I plan on remodeling my backyard this summer! Check out my backyard ideas board on Pinterest!

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Marshall

Amazing pics. Makes me wince when I look at out of my back windows!! Lots to do!

These are all dreamy. I can't wait for the longer days - i think it makes everyone happier. I can start taking appointments later too which is an added bonus. While we're searching for our next home, I'm always envisioning a sun room/deck area for the house - whether it's already existing and needs our touch or something that we'll create on our home. I'm looking forward to that. I could spend hours reading outdoors too.

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Um, could we love any more of the same things??!!! :) Those first two are my ALL TIME favorite outdoor spaces!!! Dreamy, just dreamy. Hope you are well! :)

March 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara@HausDesign

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