Wednesday, March 21, 2012

inspiring outdoor ideas

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Do you have a plan for your yard this year?

We usually choose one outside project to complete every summer.
It might be a labor intensive one or a purchase we've saved for, either way,
I LOVE to finish it early in the season, and enjoy it for the rest of summer!

Here's some inspiration for you...

Urns for your porch...

eabdesigns.typepad.com

A bench...

gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com

A flag...

triptotheouthouse.wordpress.com

A diy pallet table...

 re-nest.com

Serving bar...
indulgy.com

A hammock...


atradleysplace.blogspot.com

Tire swing...
MAIN IMAGE
napastyle.com


Window box with old frame...
yardshare.com

Window boxes...
google.com

Bright accessories...

remodelista.com

Lighting or mirror...
decks/patios - Suzanne Kasler Morris Lantern Quadrille Kazak Fabric Quadrille Nomad Fabric Cowtan & Tout Koy Fish Fabric white slipcovered outdoor sectional sofa purple pink red pillows orange yellow gunmetal tribal stool white rope garden stool jute rug iron glass geometric lanterns
Nancy Pearson Traditional Home

Sandbox...

pacingthepanicroom.com

Umbrella or lights...
hgtvremodels.com

Lounge chairs...
myhomeideas.com

Arbor...
southernliving.com

Birdhouse...
[Bluebird_House%255B3%255D.jpg]
lonadown.blogspot.com

Seating area...
French Provence Countryside Decorating
thefrenchprovincialfurniture.com

A path...

penick.net


Any summer projects or purchases on your list?


27 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I really should get on this. We live in military community, so it is just a rental, plus summer here is the worst season (cold and foggy!). Maybe some flowers or outdoor pillows would make it happier!

lauren @ la petite fashionista said...

I'm very excited about backyard projects for summer! i will be moving into a new apartment, so I will be a bit more limited, but I'll definitely get creative.

Happy Clients said...

Pam, thank you for including window boxes in your design of our exterior. I love them! I am looking forward to my first spring window boxes ever!

Anonymous said...

This post has certainly got me thinking. We are enjoying a lovely, sunny day today, so perhaps I should get out there and get some projects started. Really inspiring pictures you have posted, thank you.

Unknown said...

We built a pergola in the back yard of our former home...I sure do miss that. It had a built in bench and a swing and still had room for a table and chairs! What is your outdoor project this year?

Unknown said...

Beautiful selection of images! I love them all! Right now we are trying to get all the mulch done in time for Easter. it takes about 10 yards of mulch, and we've done 3 so far..big undertaking, but I love being in the yard..I want arbors over the back doors on the deck. Looking forward to meals al fresco!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome

Holly Gruszka said...

I was wondering the same as Cathy - have you decided what your project is this year? My husband's cousin is a landscaper, so we'd like to have him over to give us some suggestions. We have rose bushes that divide our property between our neighbors but then there is all of this stuff that needs to be pulled out. I hate to lose the rose bushes but it's a lot of unused space. There are so many great inspiration photos here - some of my favorties are the flag on the porch, the porch of what looks like a great city loft, the swing - these are great!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Those are all beautiful projects I wish I had on my list instead of stripping and restaining our deck! But alas, it must be done, and then I can make it all pretty with these ideas above! Thanks for the inspirations!

Dana Frieling said...

So what's your project for this summer? We're replacing grass that we lost in the drought last summer. That 's a fun project, right? Wish you were closer to work your magic on my flowerbeds!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Mmm.. this post has me ready for summer! Our screened in porch needs some attention- unfortunately it gets the brunt of our misc yard tools, shoes, etc and I want it to be a space we enjoy! Love the inspiration!

Amanda said...

I am loving those windows boxes! When we lived on the East coast they were everywhere -filled to the brim overflowing with gorgeous flowers. Unfortunately here in Texas the heat dries em up so fast all you would have is weeds and dirt. Great pics!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I can't wait to get outside and start making some changes. I want to paint my front door, add some ornamental grass, and a bit of new furniture. We are still getting snow so I'll have to wait for a while. Great inspiration pics!

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Inspiring photos for a few summer projects! Since we will be moving back to CT this summer and since I have not seen the house...I've heard from a friend who went to see it last week that the yard has lots of great potential! I know it has tons of hydrangeas...so that's making me happy.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

OK, i need a teepee and a serving bar outside STAT.

Loved this post, Pam!

Bethany
www.PowellBrowerHome.com

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh I cannot wait to get started on outside projects!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a lovely collection of photos Pam!There are so many ideas....I can't wait for summer! Angie xo

A room with a view said...

I would love a tyre swing (by the water!), an arbor. I will incorporate some lights within the umbrella and I did have a birdbath - not a house- which broke so I should get another. Makes me look forward more to the warmer weather.

Brandi said...

So many beautiful inspirational photos! I'm excited for spring projects as well!

Pansy C. Hensley said...

great post

Pansy C. Hensley said...

Beautiful inspiring outdoor ideas for both apartment as well as home. The wooden chair with plants give pleasant look. Last week i have finished my apartment interior designing look now i found your post for exterior designing. I have saved some images which will i use in 2 or 3 days i have visited some sites and found that Apartment Design Dubai is offering outdoor exterior designing services with free installation. May be i should consider this site to finalize exterior designing for my apartment.

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