4.11.2011

Outside

So, remember that yellow house of mine? Well, the outside is going to be pretty awesome too. I spent today inside because I wasn’t feeling very well, so I felt inspired to design the outside.

Backyard

The picture above reminds of the chateaux that I visited while in Paris. I just love the trellis and all the beautiful flowers. I’ll definitely need to replicate this.

We’ll have a porch…

Porch

With a porch swing.

Porch Swing

Call me cliché, but I have to have a pool. In California, it’s a must.

Pool

We’ll have an outdoor shower area, like this one:

Shower

And I can’t help this one either. The poolside bar is kind of amazing…

Bar

And I’ll have a vegetable garden, where I’ll grow peppers and tomatoes and squash and pumpkins for the Fall.

Garden

I imagine a beautiful yard where we can have picnic benches under the trees.

Picnic

And since we will be on California’s Central Coast, we will have our own private stairs down to the beach.

Stairs

And, probably my most ridiculous dream yet, we’ll have a barn. Not because I want animals or anything. I just like barns…

Barn

{all images via Houzz.com unless otherwise specified}

I love this birdhouse, for our porch…

Birdhouse

Honeymoon Cottage Birdhouse, Neiman Marcus

And isn’t this sink amazing!

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Wine Barrel Sink, NapaStyle

I love these planters for the side of the house.

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Wall-Mount Iron Planter, Pottery Barn

We’ll have to have a picnic basket, for warm summer days by the beach.

Picnic Basket

Picnic Time Picnic Basket, Macys

Up next? Maybe the Living Room…or a nursery, if my husband doesn’t get mad at me…

Love you.

8 comments:

JessRaquel said...

I love that first picture, that's what I want my backyard to look like with tons of flowers and gardens and trees... And a pool of course

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

thanks for linking up! i LOVE these photos.. i cannot wait to have a real outdoor space with some room to entertain. theres really nothing better then relaxing outside in the sun :) xoxo jcd
ps pleeeease do a bebe room. tell your husband you had a reader request.

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

Ummm... yes please! I'll take one of everything!

Meg O. said...

Gorgeous! What inspiration!

Eschelle said...

can I move in please?!??! lol Looks way better than my ghetto apartment lol

Rebekah said...

Those are so beautiful! Haha and I like that you want a barn.

CarrieJo said...

these are things i LOVE on houses:

porches
porch swings/chairs
flower boxes under the windows

glad that you posted all three of those and so many more fab. looks! :)

Michelle in a shell said...

What gorgeous pictures! Definitely cheered up my day. Thanks for sharing these