Currently Obsessing Design Lifestyle

Currently Obsessing: Outdoor Living Spaces

July 4, 2017

 Spending most of my childhood in California, outdoor living is part of the culture. In our family home, we have a beautiful deck right off of the kitchen that overlooks our backyard and a large blue swimming pool.  Many nights we dined alfresco, and we all cherished those warm nights. With our own home in San Francisco, we are lucky enough to have a backyard which we share with our two neighbors. While the yard has tons of potential due to the size and the foliage – orange, lemon, and apricot trees as well as jasmine that fills an entire wall.  It is our own personal deck that I’ve set my sights on. Situated right off of the kitchen, it’s tiny but we know we can extend it to comfortably fit furniture and entertain. While we are not ready to pull the trigger just yet on a large deck, a girl can dream, plan, and dream some more.

Shop the look of this boho backyard

Here are outdoor dining spaces that truly bring the outdoors in, tricking the eye to make the home seem even larger than it really is – who wouldn’t want that?


Shop the look of this patio

{ take advantage of even the smallest spaces – this kitchen to outdoor dining space is included in my dream plan. }

Shop the look of the multifunctional space


{ Go bold with tile – need a DIY project? Try using a stencil! }

Shop the look of this bold backyard

{ Use layers and texture to create visual interest making the space feel relaxed and inviting. }
Shop the look of this texture-filled patio
Even if you don’t have a ton of space, a minimal approach can be just as inviting and relaxing.
Shop the look of this minimal space
{ Clean lines and simple linens keep this space low key. Just because it acts as an extension of your home via additional living room it shouldn’t require tons of maintenance. }
{My favorite out of all of the backyards, this classic was includes this L-shaped sectional using recycled materials – love that!}
Shop the look of this classic backyard
{ A sun porch doesn’t mean it has to be light and airy – going dark is fresh in its own right. } 
Shop the look of this sunporch 

I hope you enjoyed this manicured post.

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