It’s no secret that I’m a nature lover and have a passion for beautiful gardens and outdoor rooms. This is one of the reasons that spring and summer are my favorite times of the year. I’ve often encouraged readers to view many of the pictures that I’ve featured as inspiration for their own home design projects. However, it has just recently occurred to me that I have never fully explained exactly what that means or what it looks like in practice. The above picture is one that I thought was very beautiful and inspirational. It may or may not look like your outdoor space but perhaps it reminds you of a similar space that brings back fond memories of a tropical vacation. So with this style guide to outdoor living spaces I’m going to deconstruct this outdoor room and provide some tips on how you can create a similar space for your own home.
Everyone is probably familiar with the “Man Cave” the ultimate escape where men can be men. Well now there’s an escape for women to counterbalance the man cave. It’s called the “She Shed” which is nothing more than an outdoor shed that’s especially for the lady of the house that’s removed from the noise of everyday life. All that’s required is a backyard shed a few pieces of furniture, your personal decorative touches and necessities for one’s hobbies such as painting, gardening, reading or other guilty pleasures. What follows is a small sampling of a few that caught my eye.
I’ve always had a love of real estate whether you talking about the architecture of the home, it’s gardens or interior. So for today’s post I just wanted to share with you several notable homes that are on the market for sale for you to explore even if they are not in your price range because I’m a firm believer that inspiration can be found at many price points. The house above is the home of celebrity chef Paula Deen and is located in Wilmington Island, Georgia. Continue reading