outdoor dreamin'

Spring is nature's way of saying 'lets party!'

        -Robin Williams



It seems like it has been Winter for. ever. After last week's less than impressive snow [more like a cold rain], I am officially done with this season. In order to combat the end of the dreary Winter, I am looking for inspiration for some of the outdoor spaces that we will be working on come Spring. These inspiration photos [from pinterest] have many of my favorite outdoor elements.             

{nooks for teak benches, pea gravel courtyards, long teak tables, concrete yard accessories, big white linen umbrellas, planters brimming with fresh herbs, and of course  beautiful blooms}

Our ideal outdoor space looks a little like this- a pea gravel courtyard surrounded by beautiful flowers and a long teak table (the more the merrier!) in the middle, the table covered with a nubby linen tablecloth and topped with plates of fresh vegetables and flutes of champagne, and most importantly friends & family in each seat… As you can see we've got big plans for Spring! 

what are you most looking forward to this Spring? If you're like us, you just can't wait to be outside. We are excited about sprucing up our outdoor spaces and making them comfortable & inviting for the coming season. 

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our favorite things: 

- these Ballard pillows are durable, good looking, a great price.. need we say more?  http://www.ballarddesigns.com/personalized-outdoor-throw-pillows/outdoor-living/pillows/208176

- Pottery Barn has great outdoor furniture. We've used and love the Hampstead collection for its clean lines.  http://www.potterybarn.com/shop/outdoor/hampstead-outdoor/

- Have a smaller space to fill? Obsessed with this cute bistro table and chairs from West Elm. http://www.westelm.com/products/balcony-bistro-dining-collection-mandarin-h757/?cm_src=AutoRel

- We love everything from the Elegant Earth catalog. The faux bois table & the yard accessories {big concrete items} are favorites. www.elegantearth.com

- Did you know Target has great outdoor furniture & a great selection of outdoor lights. http://www.target.com/p/room-essential-25ct-clear-globe-light/-/A-12958843#prodSlot=_1_1