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Zone 9 Full Sun Garden

I’m in full garden obsession down here in Tampa. I’m talking a Burpee catalog perusing, zone 9 studying, spending all my fun money, sun measuring, seed buying, Lowe’s garden center stalking, Pinterest image gathering level of obsession. It’s all I…

A New View

A New View

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Do you spend a lot of time tweaking your house? My mom did, and I do. So I’m assuming it at least somewhat common. I often sit and stare at the same spot in our house…

A Fruit-Filled Garden

A Fruit-Filled Garden

Photography by Rebekah Burder. This large garden at Bloom was designed by Jane McCorkell for Keeling’s, a vegetable and fruit grower north of Dublin. What I loved most about this garden was the soothing color scheme of whites, pinks, and…

A Fairy Garden in Greens

A Fairy Garden in Greens

Photography by Rebekah Burder. I had a chance to drive up to Dublin and attend Bloom In The Park last weekend. It was the largest garden show I’ve been to, and one of the aspects I was most excited about…

Merrion Square via Honeysuckle Life

Merrion Square

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. Merrion Square is the older sister of Dublin’s more famous park, St. Stephen’s Green. It’s smaller and not as internationally known, but no less beautiful. The square is surrounded by Georgian style townhomes,…

Inspiring Outdoor Places

Inspiring Outdoor Places

Photography by Angus Fergusson for House and Home. So immediately after I wrote this post about windowsill gardens, it snowed, hailed, and then the sun came back out to play. Then it did that for five more days. Let’s just…

Rooftop Envy

Rooftop Envy

Photography for Sotheby’s via Street Easy. This might be the blogging world’s most shared rooftop garden, but I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it bee-yoo-ti-ful? I should be so lucky as to have something similar in my backyard. Amazing when you consider…

Juniper and Pine

Juniper and Pine

Image via Better Homes & Gardens. One of the items on my holiday decor “to-do’s” is to pick up a few containers for our front walkway. It has so much potential, and I haven’t had time or ambition enough to…

Beach Life

Beach Life

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… — DuBose Heyward Sunrises and sunsets. Sandy shores. Seagulls strolling among shoots of grass. Saltwater waves that kiss your toes. Life’s a beach. 1. Seagull by Morgan Trinker 2. Beach Grass by Honeysuckle Life…

Desert Garden Beauty

Desert Garden Beauty

Photography by Lepere Studio for Grace Design Associates. From the desert botanicals to the repurposed iron bed and chair, this Montecito garden designed for Texan transplants is beautifully laid out with loads of interesting flowers, plants, and elements.   Existing stucco walls…

Chanticleer Gardens

Chanticleer Gardens

Photography via Garden Visit. Located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, the Chanticleer home was built in 1913 by the Rosengarten family, and included extensive terraces and gardens designed by Thomas Sears. Beginning as a summer home, the family moved to the estate…

Our Patio

Our Patio

In all the craziness that has happened in our lives over the past three weeks, we were finally able to finish designing and creating our patio. It’s a large uncovered porch that gets sun from 12 to 6 in the…

Outdoor Living Leftovers

Outdoor Living Leftovers

Who says leftovers can’t be tasty? Here’s a few image leftovers found while researching this week’s outdoor spaces articles. Full length sliding glass door, Unknown Photographer for Dwell.   Tropical colonial Miami patio, photographed Carlos Domenech for Elle Decor. Yacht Collection…

Creative Wall Art: Moss Graffiti

Creative Wall Art: Moss Graffiti

{image: Anna Garforth} I came across this idea while researching art that would withstand outdoor elements. It’s not quite what I was looking for, but so much better. The vision of artists like Anna Garforth and Edina Tokina, moss graffiti is…

Vintage Modern Outdoor Dining Room

Vintage Modern Outdoor Dining Room

It’s been a wonder of a week here in Birmingham complete with daily rain showers, pollen clouds, and unseasonably warm temperatures. What better way to celebrate than with a vintage modern outdoor dining room? All in neutral shades of gray…

Outdoor Lighting Love

Outdoor Lighting Love

{image: Talking Crow} I hope you’re ready for this jelly, and I don’t mean the kind that goes in mason jars. I’m talking about outdoor lighting jelly. Lighting for ambiance, and not those nasty flood lights you have pointing in…

Indoor Meet Outdoor

Indoor Meet Outdoor

Click here to see a beautifully modern house that completely merges outdoor living with indoor living. Created by Morphogenesis. Found via Coolist.  

Modern Outdoor Firepit Inspiration

Modern Outdoor Firepit Inspiration

{image: David Coleman Architecture} The ultimate goal of any outdoor space is to make it comfortable for all seasons, not just one or two. Firepits give heat and ambiance for cooler temperatures in the spring, fall, and even winter. They…

Fantasy Pool Inspiration

Fantasy Pool Inspiration

Photography by Rob Karosis for Crisp Architects, via Unique Unique Design. One of the most expensive and time-consuming additions you can make to your backyard is a swimming pool. Hands down, every home owner that has a pool complains bitterly…

Hammocks and Swings

Hammocks and Swings

{image: Travelocity} We have not one, not two, but three hammocks that we hang every spring. Okay, technically we have four. Overkill? Yes. But after living in Nicaragua, we realized the absolute joy of hammocks. Along the same lines, porch…

Creating Privacy Outdoors

Creating Privacy Outdoors

{images: House to Home UK} Creating privacy outdoors should be a priority when creating an outdoor room, especially when living in the city and suburbs. You can do this in a variety of ways, but the easiest to to create…

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

Image via Today’s Home. Type in “outdoor kitchens” into a search engine, and you’ll be inundated with about 700,000 images. 90% of which include an island built out of flagstone that is covered by a pergola. While I appreciate that type…

Outdoor Pathways

Outdoor Pathways

{image: Serralunga} Pathways are an oft neglected part of outdoor living, but they are the fastest way to add interest, elegance, and depth to an outdoor living space. Pathways are the first step to providing privacy and separation from one…

Outdoor Dining Areas

Outdoor Dining Areas

{image: Dwell magazine} Outdoor dining is one of those sensory pleasures that, when done correctly, can have you sitting for hours after the food has been consumed, while drinks are sipped and conversations wander. Restaurants with patios cater to this,…

Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Rooms

{image: FAB Architecture} Outdoor spaces provide an area to talk, read, think, rest, enjoy nature, and be part of a community. It’s a heady combination, and I can find myself spending hours in areas where I can hear birds and…

Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak

A little taste of what’s coming up next week. Have a great weekend y’all!

Vintage Wire Baskets

Vintage Wire Baskets

via One Kings Lane.

Mini Studios

Mini Studios

How delightful are these little garden studios from Ecospace Studios? In my humble opinion, extremely delightful. It’s my dream to one day have one of these studios in our backyard, wherever that yard may be. A little tiny office, separate from…

Sun Porch

Sun Porch

{photography and styling by Stylizimio} One day I shall have a pretty little porch like this. One day.

Creating an Outdoor Room

Creating an Outdoor Room

Now that we have room to plant and grow, the hubby and I have starting a garden at the top of our Spring list. The in-laws’ are also interested in gardening, so last weekend, the mother-in-law and I drove down…

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