An Outdoor Space Reveal

I know it's been a while, but I have been crazy busy! In my last post I spoke of clicking the refresh button on your outdoor areas. Well that's exactly what I've been doing here of late. With graduation parties and memorial day weekend happenings. (the true sign that summer has begun) I have been busy turning empty outdoor spaces into comfortable livable spaces. I thought it would be fun to see the results of a space I readied for outdoor living enjoyment. Unfortunately I am not a great or even good photographer so the pictures aren't the greatest but you'll get the idea . In this (what use to be empty ) space;  purchasing furnishings, a rug, lamps, plantings and a few simple accessories, this once bare area was brought to life. (I wish I had taken a before, but there literally wasn't anything there).
This area also has a retractable screen which allows the homeowner to enjoy the space in the evening without worry of mosquitos but to have it completely open during the day. (Oops forgot to put those lumbar pillows on the chairs)

Other extras like an outdoor sound system for music, floor lamps and candles create a relaxing mood while enjoying the outdoors
The fireplace area was furnished with cuddle chairs and a ottoman.  A tray atop the ottoman is a perfect place to perch that morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea.
The colors were chosen to bring the colors from the indoors out. The monogramed pillows add a personal touch. Thanks to Ballard Designs for most of the goods.(Great place to shop when you want instant gratification ) I can't wait to show you what was done inside but I'm still awaiting a lamp ( which has been on order for like FOREVER). Hope you enjoyed the photos! What will or have you done for your outdoors lately? Enjoy it, summers over before you know it.
Remember to Live Life Beautifully!


Clicking the Refresh Button on your Outdoor Living Spaces

With the warm weather quickly approaching,  Now is a good time to consider a little refreshing of outdoor areas. During this time of year we all love being outdoors.
via Pinterest
While refreshing our flower beds ,we may also want to consider other things that may need our attention outdoors. such as:  does the deck need re-staining?, has the furniture seen better days? Do the cushions, pillows, rug  etc. need replacing? Adding color to your pots can add interest.

Lights under the umbrella adds a nice ambiance at night. These snap right to your umbrella pole 

or how about this great idea I found on Pinterest, to create your own outdoor lamp using solar lighting. 

Adding a new rug, new pillows even outdoor curtains ,can transform your space. With that said Here's some inspiration photo's to get you motivated from my Pinterest board. What will you do to refresh your space?
via Marcus Design Inc.

via glamorous chic life

via SouthernLiving