Outdoor Living

I can hardly wait for daylight saving time on March 10th!  Can you believe it's this weekend?  So excited!  Having it light out longer is such a treat.  It has me longing for spring and spending more time outdoors. Today, I thought I'd round up some great outdoor living spaces to get everyone in the mood for the longer days of daylight ahead.

I love the simplicity of this outdoor space, no surprise I'm sure!  What a lovely spot for entertaining.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, a covered patio is typically a must.  Sadly, we don't start getting great consistent weather until after July 4th so if you want to entertain outside most of the year, you might want to consider something covered.

I have long admired this outdoor space.  I could spend hours here reading a good book or stack of magazines.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's outdoor area at her LA home is perfect for dining al fresco.

 

Of course, if you're lucky enough to have doors that completely open up creating a seamless indoor/outdoor space, well that would be a nice bonus too!

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Marianne Simon