Outdoor Inspiration

As we inch closer and closer to warm weather, I find myself daydreaming about beautiful outdoor spaces. There are some really extravagant spaces out there, but I'm mostly drawn to natural, cozy spaces meant for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors with a glass of wine and some good company (or a good book).

Creating one of these spaces is pretty far down on our project list (insert sad face), so for now I'll just have to make do with drooling over these beautiful outdoor escapes:

via House Beautiful


via Pinterest (source unknown)


via Pinterest (source unknown)
I had to include Shannon's amazing backyard - how cool is that garage screen?!

And I know this picture is small and blurry, but the space is so cool I had to include it anyway.

via Pinterest (source unknown)
Do you have an outdoor escape?


  1. yeah!!!

    I can't wait to start using the backyard more!
    We have been out at least once a day...but with the baby and the wind it is still easier to be inside...
    but that is changing! summer days ahead!!!

  2. Elizabeth BaumgartnerApril 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    I have a fab outdoor space...in my head. Does that count? :) Its on our to do list for this summer as well. I hope it actually gets done!
    Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door

  3. Tiffany {living savvy}April 5, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Great pics! I so want to have a large outdoor living room! Our new house is on 1/4 of an acre so I will have a lot of space and hopefully something like one of you great pics will happen!

  4. Oh, How I would love to do this to my backyard someday :) Great inspiration pics.

  5. Andrea @ Strawberry ChicApril 5, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Sadly, I don't have a very nice outdoor space right now, but I REALLY want to get started on one!

  6. Www.keepingbusyjt.comApril 7, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Very nice outdoor spaces. I'm constantly tweaking mine. Enjoying nature on a budget!

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