I Want A Garden

I Want A Garden | design-vox.com

Like many, I love Fall. The outdoors are much more appealing to me when there is no risk of becoming uncomfortably hot and instead I can cozy up in a sweater. And yet the roads are still ice free and it’s perfect bonfire weather. How can you not love that? Also this.

I Want A Garden | townandcountrymag.com | design-vox.com

Guh, I want a garden. I don’t just want a line of tomatoes out back. I want a legitimate, sprawling garden. À la Secret Garden. I suddenly have a powerful urge to watch that movie again. More and more I am realizing that I think my dream home may be in the country. I have never lived in the country, always the suburbs. So I can’t really say for sure how well I’d take to it, but I’m hoping one day I will be able to give it a try. Having immediate access to nature trails, open fields, starry skies… sounds perfect to me.

I Want A Garden | Country Style Au | design-vox.com

Don’t you wish you could be transported to this spot right now? I sure do. A city girl, I am not.

one | via Blood and Champagne
two | Town & Country via Savvy Home
three | Michael Wee for Country Style Au via dustjacket attic

Tranquil Outdoor Spaces

Tranquil Outdoor Spaces | lonny.com | design-vox.com

Oh man is it ever Monday. I never seem to sleep well on Sunday nights which creates quite the struggle Monday morning. An overcast sky makes matters worse. I would much rather be some place sunny, enjoying beautiful outdoor spaces like these.

Tranquil Outdoor Spaces | milesredd.com | design-vox.com

Tranquil Outdoor Spaces | WI BING TAN on Flickr | design-vox.com

I would just love to have a backyard like this. Japanese gardens are the best. Feathery trees, moss-covered stones, gigantic koi. Not much better you can do in the way of tranquility. Do you like this style?

one | Mark D. Sikes, photo by Patrick Cline for Lonny, via dustjacket attic
two | Miles Redd
threeWI BING TAN on Flickr via Twisted Sifter

Grand Greenery

Grand Greenery | skonahem.com | via Design-Vox.com

It’s been a rainy few days here in West Michigan. Monday we had the freakiest thunderstorm complete with a pummeling of hail that startled the crap out of me as I drove slowly down the highway. Weather in general has been a bit of a bitch this week, what with that awful tornado in Oklahoma. If you’re dealing with less than perfect weather too, I hope these images of lovely outdoor spaces can transport you to sunnier times.

Grand Greenery | housebeautiful.com | via Design-Vox.com

Grand Greenery | dustjacketattic.blogspot.com | via Design-Vox.com

one | Skona Hem via nicety
two | House Beautiful via nicety
three | dustjacket attic

Dreaming of Green

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If you’re in the same hemisphere as me, welcome to my least favorite time of the year weather-wise. I like some snow for Christmas but once January starts to drag on and we get gray day after gray day, I’m thoroughly ready for Spring! Doesn’t this first picture just exude warmth? I would love to be kicking back with a fizzy drink on this beautiful patio.

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Casual, ethnic, rustic, and so very calming. With a breeze behind you, this porch would be the perfect place to meditate or dream the afternoon away.

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This backyard is so very stunning, don’t you agree? I love plant-life, but I tend to side with the folks that say acres of lawn is unnatural and wasteful. Large lawns require so much water to stay green not to mention all the mowing. This backyard is so green but that’s largely thanks to the vertical planting and the topiaries. I adore topiaries, so this looks like heaven to me.

one // Michael Smith
two // Photographed by Morten Holtum, styled by Lykke Foged via 79 ideas
three // Mark D. Sikes for Lonny via Savvy Home

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