Stylin’ Outdoor Spaces

It may be a little gray out today (I know it is in my neck of the woods), but summer is on the way! Well, at least in this hemisphere it is. :)

Shut up. Just shut up. It’s like a dream, right? Of course it belongs to the rich and famous, but elements of this gorgeous outdoor space could be brought in to a more modest setting too. The home of Tory Burch photographed by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue, via Savvy Home.

Here’s another shot of the same home. I’m completely smitten. The home of Tory Burch photographed by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue.

I’d love to have an expansive patio area like this. Lawn is pretty, but high maintenance. Paving over everything doesn’t have to mean a lack of plant life, as beautifully illustrated in this photo. The home of Nanette Lepore, styled by Carlos Mota, photographed by William Waldron for Elle Decor.

A lovely brick wall and tall plants provide total privacy. That’s a great modern fire pit too. From Lonny Jan/Feb 2010, designed by Trip Haenisch.

So simple and yet so breathtaking. From UXUA Casa Hotel in Brazil.

It’s easy to be enthralled by the expansive, high-end looking spaces, but of course something like this is what many more of us actually have. The bright colors bring so much life to this porch, as do the sweet succulent plants. From the home of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud, via Design*Sponge.

This space seems elaborate but really the elements are quite simple. Photographed by Carsten Klein for Schöner Wohnen.

What sort of outdoor space do you have to work with? Are you happy with where it’s at or could it use a little attention? I’d like my porch to be nicer, but it’s not a high priority because I virtually do not spend any time out there. But I might spend time out there if it was nicer. See my problem? Oh well. I’m content to daydream about future backyards for now. :)

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