Monday, 7 June 2010

Outdoor living room

Outdoor living room by Green Gate

With all the lovely weather we have had recently my mind has been buzzing with ideas for my outdoor space. I would love to create an outdoor living room on the back patio next to my garden shed. A stylish, comfortable place for casual dining and relaxing.

I want to make sure my space transitions gracefully from my alfresco eating area on the patio near the house, to the lawn, to the outdoor living room. So, I'm going to go for a similar colour palette to my alfresco dining but will tone down the red and green and add more white to make a softer pastel palette.

Outdoor dining room by Torie Jayne

On my wish list for an outdoor living room is a white bench with lots of scatter cushions, subtle lighting, a bistro table and chairs, and an open fire. I dream of snuggling up on the bench at night toasting marshmallows!

Here are a few of my inspirational tears for colour and theme:

Tea party buckets by Country Living

Tea party tote by Country Living

Pastel jugs by Country Living

Outdoor lounge by Easy Living

Pink floral box cushion by The White Lighthouse

Have a sweet day!


  1. I LOVE your blog, beautiful layout. I also adore Country Living and I miss Cottage Living! Super cute outdoor dining shot :)

  2. I love what you've done! This is such a great idea. Totally brings outdoor dining to a whole new level.

  3. You are a true inspiration! You have impeccable taste :-)

  4. Sooooooo lovely...the sun is shinning for the first time in a long time so now I can focus on my outdoor deck...thanks for the ideas. xoxoxo

  5. oh how beautiful these pictures are! i dream about a lovely outdoor space for summer but i only have a tiny balcony :( love your idea!
    wish you a great day,

  6. I would love to have more usable space outside. Time to get working on the old back yard!

  7. wow, the pastels are so soft and cute!

  8. What a gorge outdoor entertaining space! I love it!

  9. Loooooooooooooooooooovely!!! I want all for my home!!! Really good job!
    I hope you to like my blog! Enjoy it!

  10. I just found you today, I love your blog, many great posts!

  11. Such loveliness! I want to swim in it! I just found you, too. My lucky day!

    Come and visit our less than three-month-old blog, Katsui, sometime. It's not really all about out jewelry! Honestly!


  12. What an inspiring garden decorating! I think my garden needs a summer makeover...

  13. I loved your blog! I´m crafter and every day I take a look here looking for inspirations!
    See my crafts as well:
    My blog is in Portuguese, but you can use google translate.


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