Posts tagged outdoor spaces
Stay Out All Summer!

This time of year all I want to do is be outside! On that note, I thought I’d share my cheat sheet for designing sublimely Al Fresco rooms:

Creating containment is always the first order of business, especially if the outdoor space has no architectural delineation. Ideally there is some sort of architectural element that gives it form: a pergola, sitting walls, raised planters, a fountain, garden shed or chicken coop... something that can anchor the space and allow it to feel like an extension of the house. Invest in structure if you can, it’s charm and function will pay dividends as your garden grows. If building a permanent framework is not an option, structure can also be established with large scale pots and planters, and then furniture can fill in the footprint you’ve created.

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