Roughing It

This time of year I begin to think about how to expand our living area beyond the 4 walls of our home.The warmer temperatures call for opening up all of the windows and letting the nice breeze in or hanging out outside. 


Growing up for the most part of my life in southern California, I am particularly partial to being on or near the water.


I'll take my champagne out here!


Later in the summer, the foliage will be full and protective.



This would be a great space in the mountains.


What a fabulous iron arbor.


Covered under the brick arches moving to outside, same brickwork flows inside and out



this reminds me of a southern Cali backyard




Perfect for a small spot...love the slate tile, coy pond and just the right amount of gardening for me.


How about a balcony space?  I imagine the view at night is quite nice.

Do you have a favorite or a special outdoor space?


Images via Coastal Living,
TLC.discovery.com
Google Images

14 comments:

  1. Yep...and boy does it need some work!

    Beautiful images!

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  2. I have a very comfy outdoor space - it's a law in So California. ;) We used it several times already this season but today, it got rained on again! I have plans to spiff it up, but not til I know it will stay dry for a while.

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  3. Any space to sit outdoors is my favorite...until it hits 90! Then I am all about the AC!

    A great collection of many styles and beautiful outdoor rooms.

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  4. Renae,
    I would like to take champagne with you at that beautiful corner!!
    xx
    Greet

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  5. GORGEOUS PLACES!
    LOVE THAT STONE HOUSE!
    HAPPY DAY,
    ROSA

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  6. any big manhattan terrace!!

    xx
    these are great images.
    i love them.

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  7. I love my porch. And, under the the bridal wreath bush in the corner of my yard!

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  8. I am enjoying my little gravel courtyard lately. Sitting next to the fountain in a cozy chair with a good book is a simple pleasure :)

    xo
    Brooke

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  9. Love no 5 & 6!!!! In South Africa outdoor spaces is very important and we all spend a lot of time there..

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  10. i am dreaming of sitting outside in one of these amazing spaces and having coffee with you. xx

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  11. These all look like a FAB way to ROUGH it!

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  12. I think any of them would do! What a nice collection Renae. I would have to try them all out to see which one I like best. The first one is a stunner though.
    xo Lisa

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  13. Such beautiful images. Love them all. So glad the weather is warm and sunny.

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