Nothing is as welcoming in the summertime as the porch – porch, patio, veranda, deck… whichever outdoor space it is that you have at your home. These outdoor living rooms have seen a resurgence in popularity lately. People are once again taking note of these wonderful outdoor spaces, and instead of tossing an odd mix of leftover furniture this way or that, much careful thought is now being paid to these spaces both large and small and size. We’ve seen a “trending” of bringing the inside out, a trend that I do believe is not a just a trend but is indeed here to stay. Much attention is being paid on how to best utilize these outside rooms – whether for relaxation or entertaining, or both. Separate living and dining areas are being created so that, for all intents and purposes, there really is no need to spend any time indoors this summer, unless of course heat, humidity or rain force you to do so. Have you made the most of your outdoor space? We hope that this will inspire you to do so whether with a cold, refreshing glass of iced tea and a great book, or with a nice bottle of chilled Sauvignon Blanc and a great friend!
Cheers, let’s toast the great outdoor living spaces!
Images via, Southern Living, Architectural Digest, Carolyn Roehm,