lets go outside + play

Happy Earth Day!

Yay, the sun is shining again. I cant wait to be outside on our new deck later. It needs a month or so before we can stain it, but dramatically changes the look of our yard. I want to get good quality outdoor lounge furniture, like this one from pottery barn, for the space.

But that will have to wait until my pocket allows, sigh! For now, i think i’ll add a couple of wicker chairs and a love seat, which i’m hoping to find at a thrift store.

I really love creating several seating zones around the garden. It adds so much character to the yard, almost like an outdoor home. a living apace with lounge furniture, a dining space with a long reclaimed wood table below fairy lights and lanterns, a breakfast nook, a bench, a little work space, and a spot for naps…

Isnt this spot for two charming? a perfect setting for a romantic brunch….hmm..

or a stone patio in a sunroom – lovely!

or how about entertaining on the front porch?

ah!! cant wait to have mid-summer night backyard soirees.

hens and chicks..my fav succulents, and they look great on tables too. I want to create a vertical planter to hang on one of the walls of my potting shed.


i like this idea for the indoor-outdoor space/potting shed that we are working on. i want it to be multipurpose, a space to read magazines, work on my macbook, sip tea, and when we entertain, it can double up as a bar area. and i especially like the use of cinder blocks to make a work table. did i tell you my mother made her bar using cinder blocks and glass in their home. it was so unique looking and everyone who visited loved it.

do you have outdoor-indoor spaces in your home? what do you use them for?


images: via itsmaryruffle