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Inspiring Outdoor Spaces to Start Your Summer Right

A luxurious backyard retreat with something for everyone
Summer is just around the corner and the focus moves toward the outdoors – backyard barbecues, parties and simple relaxation.  Here are luxurious and creative outdoor living areas for the backyard and rooftop to inspire you to create your own outdoor oasis. When it comes to outdoor spaces, the best way to make your inspirations come true is to envision...

Making the Most of Your Backyard Deck

Curved benches and planters add interest to this deck
A deck not only adds value to your home but it opens up a whole new world for your backyard living.  A deck provides the space for you to enjoy outdoor relaxation, play and entertaining.  Let these decks inspire you and learn how to make your deck fabulous and ready for outdoor living. A backyard deck is an extension of...

The Captivating Glass Art of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly glass art
To observe the captivating glass art of Dale Chihuly is to witness something truly spectacular.  Chihuly's work is on display at over 200 museum locations worldwide and graces public gardens and historic sites.  He is a master of his craft and creates truly amazing works of art and architectural structures.  Here is a look at this prolific artist and...

Decorating with Vintage Bird Cages

Add instant charm to your home by decorating with vintage bird cages.  There are numerous ways in which to repurpose antique or decorate with new reproduction bird cages.  From holding mementoes, candles and flowers to using them as planters and table decorations, decorating with vintage bird cages is an easy way to add character. Vintage bird cages make excellent candleholders. ...

Create Your Own Kitchen Herb Garden

Food without herbs and spices is plain. Fresh herbs add color, taste and a sensational aroma. On top of that, the fragrance of freshly cut herbs complements the the smell of freshly cooked goodies. According to star chef Curtis Stone, growing your own herbs has numerous benefits. Among them is the feeling of satisfaction and pride. “I like being...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...

Classic manor houses gardens

This very grand set of garden inspiration is best suited to classic manor houses and more modern mansions, but that doesn't stop us all from reveling in the natural beauty that thrives there. As we hop over the stepping stones, across huge manicured lawns, we might also find a few ideas that will translate into smaller nature spaces and...

Adding Curb Appeal with Beautiful Window Shutters

Every home needs a facelift at some point or another. Usually, home owners decide to spruce up the interior of the house. After all, the kitchen and bathrooms often bring up the value of the house. Once those areas are finished, the backyard is typically next on the list of to-dos and make-overs for a house to bring in...

5 Wonderful Backyard Retreats

A cozy and comfortable outdoor retreat
There are times in everyone's life when they just want to escape and go somewhere private and quiet, away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  Why not make that escape just a few steps away in your own backyard?  Here are some inspiring backyard retreats that will have you looking at your outdoor space in a whole new light. 1.  The...

Travel to Tuscany from Your Backyard

Tuscan-inspired outdoor living
Set the scene for large backyard gatherings of family and friends with Tuscan-inspired outdoor living spaces.  Channel the Italian countryside as you sit fireside and travel to Tuscany from your backyard.  Imagine relaxing in a backyard that takes you away to a place of beauty and romance.  Let your cares diminish and your laughter echo as you entertain friends...

10 easy tips to light up your home

amazing floating pool light
The choice of the right illumination is essential to create a warmer and cozier atmosphere in any house. Nowadays, the lights are not just a functional elements but they can be real artistic and decorative piece of design that can transform the style of an house. On the market there is a huge variety of lights, available in many different...

Outdoor Daybeds for the Ultimate Backyard Relaxation

Outdoor daybed for backyard relaxation
There is nothing quite like a lazy summer day.  One way to enjoy the day relaxing is on an outdoor daybed.  Fresh air, a warm breeze and the scent of the garden immerse you in the outdoor experience.  Doze away or snuggle up with a good book in these outdoor daybeds for the ultimate backyard relaxation. A cozy garden enclosure makes for...

Change your Outdoor Space by building Pergola

There are certain elements that can change the complete look of your outdoor space. It is considered that a well-placed pergola would offer breeze and shade. Along with breeze and shade, it is also the most stylish spot for backyard or outdoor entertaining. A Green-covered Pergola A green coloured pergola looks luxurious if decorated with state of the art furniture. Another...

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Home

The front porch is an extension of your home so why not treat it as you would other rooms?  You can relax, dine or entertain on your front porch.  Here are a few inspiring ideas for turning your front porch into an inviting and comfortable area to enjoy all year. Decorate your front porch just as you would any other...

Perk Up Your Rooms with Flower Arrangements

One way to add instant freshness, color and texture to any room in your home is to add flower arrangements.  Not only can you use fresh flowers, but incorporating other items from nature such as branches, pine cones, leaves and grasses can make for an attractive display. There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers to bring brightness and finesse to a...

Beautiful Backyard Stone Work Concepts

What better time to begin work in your backyard to primp it for the summer than now? Sure, it may be cold outside, but this is the best time to remodel your yard so it's ready for a grand unveiling the first day of summer. Although you can't really change the size or shape of your yard, there are...

Ideas for Backyard Dining

Enjoy dining outdoors at home with these inspiring ideas for backyard dining.  If dining under the stars or in the privacy of your backyard on a spring or summer day appeals to you, then create a space that makes this happen. When the weather begins to warm, we all feel the itch to get outside.  Making a special dinner or luncheon...

Creating a Cozy Nook Indoors or Out

A corner of the room is all that is needed for a cozy nook
Creating a cozy nook indoors or out is an excellent way to get away and relax.  A small space dedicated to reading or just cuddling up for a nap or quiet time is something we all need from time to time.  Whether you would rather spend that time indoors or outdoors is up to you, but here are a...
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