Photo by Fliker
The outside is my passion these days and all I can think of is my yard. The next big project is designing an outdoor space that is inviting, and doing the research before hand is integral for a successful outcome . What I really want is an area where I can host and entertain guests with food and drink comfortably. This means that by day, there must be a shade source and by night, a light source. The photo above seems like a good start.
The design element that I like best in the photo shown here is the stone wall that frames a garden of perennials, plants that come up every year are a good investment. The wall gives this space a sense of privacy and intimacy.
Photo by Patio Ideas Guide
There are many routes to take when it comes to materials. Here is a good informational website , The Patio Ideas Guide, that can get you started on the road to outdoor living.
Lighting an outdoor space is another challenge. Options such as lanterns and torches can illuminate, while a fire pit or chiminea will add light and functionality.
Chiminea by The Blue Rooster Company
Clip On Torch by Tiki Torch Bargains
* Stay tuned for the outcome of my outdoor patio…
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