Outdoor Living

Beautiful and inspiring ideas and tips for creating the outdoor spaces of your dreams!

Inspiring Porch Ideas

Inspiring Porch Ideas

Do you have an old shed or structure in your yard?  Why not take a little time and create an inspiring porch to enjoy all year long?  This inviting space was an old shed.  They raised the roof and made it pop with color! Using garage sale finds and adding a coat of colorful paint will do miracles…and it gives it a comfortable feel … [Read more...]

Create an Outdoor Room With a Tent!!

Create an Outdoor Room With a Tent!!

Sometimes simple ideas can turn an average deck into the most amazing spot to read, relax, and entertain your friends and family.  You don’t have to add on to your home to add a room!  Check this out!   Create your own outdoor room with a tent!  That’s right, this beautiful outdoor space is all in a lovely tent.  It all started with … [Read more...]

Sizzling Outdoor Spaces

Sizzling Outdoor Spaces

Since we live in Florida we spend a large part of the year enjoying our outdoor areas.  There’s nothing like sipping cold lemonade and reading in the shade of a palm tree. :)  Our back porch is like an extension of our house so we are always adding a touch here and there to improve it.  I’m a big fan of potted plants and umbrellas! Here’s a peek … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fireplaces, Oh My!

Outdoor Fireplaces, Oh My!

With the beautiful days of spring approaching now might be a good time to start thinking about outdoor living spaces once more! Thank heavens, the days of a plain and bare porch are gone. The new porch is a living space all its own, complete with comfortable sofas, area lighting, inviting floor coverings, and, if you're lucky, an outdoor … [Read more...]

Pretty Southern Porch

Pretty Southern Porch

You can hardly beat sitting on a southern porch drinking sweet tea and listening to the birds sing.  This beautiful second-story porch is located in Savannah’s historic district and it’s decorated with fabulous southern flair. The cozy couch and stunning rug make it so inviting!  The details make all the difference in the world. What do … [Read more...]

Modern Outdoor Fire Pits are Hot!

Modern Outdoor Fire Pits are Hot!

What is it about fire? Fire, in many forms, provides an effect on the moods of people that no other form of light or heat can match. Candles, torches (I prefer the "Tiki" style myself), and fireplaces are all on the menu when looking at ways to add a little "spark" to your home.  One particular form of fire has really been seeing an increase in … [Read more...]

Your Very Own Bar & Grill in the Backyard!

Your Very Own Bar & Grill in the Backyard!

I always wanted my own "bar & grill"! Now I know how to do it without having to start a whole restaurant! The most interesting features of this set-up, found at __, are the stone front and the thick countertop. Super Thick Counters This counter has an edge that is at least 4" thick. There are two ways to do that. One possibility is … [Read more...]

7 Ideas for Decorating with White Pumpkins

7 Ideas for Decorating with White Pumpkins

We get a little crazy with Halloween decorations around here, so I have a little time to browse around before traditional fall decorations take their place around the house. Wait until you see all these white pumpkins! You are going to want to run out and grab a few of your own. This photo has inspired me to decorate with white pumpkins … [Read more...]