Tuesday, May 11, 2010

OUTDOOR EYE CANDY...........with the backseat decorator

It's that time again when Sue has too much time on her hands so I looked around the
Internet and came up with picture perfect
decorating ideas....
I ran out of inside rooms so I thought I would take it out onto decks and porches
and lawns....
This is a long one so go grab yourself a cup of tea and a snack...
And I hope you enjoy and get some good ideas for your outdoor spaces.....
And as usual....all pictures comes with commentary from
"The BackSeat Decorator"...
This one had to be first.....I not only have bent willow furniture....but I
actually have it inside the house....
I love it....You can put a wet glass down on the table and nothing happens!!
Someday it will go outside when I get a patio or a porch...
loved the idea of using a galvanized bucket as a little table

striped red cushions....gives it a bit of a spark....
an old painted trunk of some sort as a coffee table...


Angel!!



If we all lived in France....
because nobody does "al fresco" dining like the Europeans...

Tea for Two in the Garden...
Oh wait....make that tea for three!!

the black rockers are a nice contrast on this all white porch....
I have 2 rockers on my porch....
Only problem the builder made the porch too shallow so the chairs have to each
sit facing each other....
Very odd....and not very eye appealing.

I thought the heavy rope between the wooden posts looked
very beachy...
I would kill off all those beautiful plants in a week...
How cute is this...
Makes you want to sit outside all day and just eat!

Neighbor Necie would love this one....
She loves her porch swings..

Pretty in Pink...
and that cake looks pretty good too!

Looks good for the picture but just how practical are big white cushions
Outside??
Very Patriotic...
Give me an American Flag and I'm happy....

I love the idea of different colored pastel chairs....
but I think I could do without that crystal chandelier....
And if you have to have one at least hang it over the table...
Party time!!
or just an excuse to have the ladies over for lunch...

Another favorite...
red and paisley what a great combination for an outdoor space...

This looks like a Lily Pulitzer creation...
very "girly"

This has to be straight out of Los Angeles....
What a great dividing wall...


Outdoor in the City

Can you tell by now that I love the country look....
Casual is always so welcoming...
Again....Let's have the ladies over for a picnic lunch...
I would say this is out in the Hampton's....But then I spotted the mountains in
the background....pretty no matter where it is...


How about a green bench in your garden....
and don't forget the banner.

Just a simple old bench to do some gardening at....

Okay ......here is the "tea for two" shot...
More Red White and Blue...
Checks and quilts....a little wicker...
This little wrought iron chandelier I like...
it's nice and simple for an outdoor space...
Flower box!!!

I love big pine tables.....The Boss pointed one out to me the other day at
Pottery Barn....it was white washed and perfect for big
family dinners....or small family dinners.
Speaking of White Washed....Look at this great ceiling....
Who wouldn't want to sleep on this beautiful porch.

a sleeping porch in the Adirondacks perhaps??

And for the grand finale'........
The coveted Big Umbrella......and green bistro chairs....
It's time for Summer!!
I hope you enjoyed this little outdoor tour of great spaces.....
If you have any ideas for future posts
Let me know !!

21 comments:

Linda said...

Sue those are some beautiful outdoor spaces. I saw several I could move into and never leave! Thanks for gathering this lovely outdoor eye candy!

kim said...

Great outdoor spaces. Wish we could create something nice outdoors like those pics.

Lisa said...

Wow, most of them are awesome, the only one I didn't care for was the BLUE SCREAMING WATERFALL/WALL thing. Scared me.

Kathleen said...

I loved them..not the city ones..too crowded!
And who is dragging those big heavy upholstered chairs outside?
But a good selection of looks to go for.
I am telling you to buy stock in Krylon paint. Around here this time of year, there's a run on it to spray the wicker. I need another case, and a day with no wind so dh stops yelling that it is blowing on his car. He should get a white car and he won't have to worry!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved every single one of these! And that bucket idea... I have one of those big tins! I might have to try that! :-) Gosh, there were so many cute ideas on these pages. And I am in love with that little garden house or folly. I want one of those in the worst way! If we weren't selling the St. A. house, I would be doing all sorts of things to the yard like this. Thanks for the veritable ocean of ideas, Sue!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Good to be a Queen said...

Sue I love this blog....Love it!!!!And I would be honored to have tea with such a great group of "Steel Magnolias"...Thanks for the invite..And I can't wait to exchange ghost stories with you...

Julie Harward said...

I loved these...reminded me of when I was little and my grandma would make a tent house for me on her cloths line..she'd put furniture in too..so much fun! :D

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lot's of fun and inspiring pics Sue! A chandelier outside does seem a bit odd, I love the relaxed country look the best! thanks for showing us this nice tour~
Cindy

Jojo said...

Most are wonderful but I especially liked the "al fresco" setting. Now if there were more moments for sitting and enjoying some of these outdoor spaces!

Chatty Crone said...

Got my coffee and a bagel and sat down to enjoy your outdoor pictures. There were so many to choose from - it was hard to pick a favorite - but I like the one near the end with the screened in porch and nice bed - wouldn't it be so nice to sleep there when it was nice and cool and breezy?

Then for a real outdoor patio - I kind of liked the first one.

Thanks for helping me dream a little bit.

Sandie

salmagundi said...

Hi Sue-- Red and paisley was my favorite. Gotta have that red! How are things going for you? I'll have to email you one of these days and tell you how old my mother-in-law really is!! Have a great week - I'm off for my weekly Wed. A.M. coffee group. Sally

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I love them all. Great outdoor spaces... maybe they'll inspire me. Of course, I can fix it all up but Pa won't want to eat outdoors. When he works outside all day, he wants AC and no insects... go figure!

rose said...

Hi! yes, I want to have lunch with some ga. bloggers in june. I'll e mail you . My email is clugem@yahoo.com. Now, love your blog. the pics are great. I have relatives in France and have a big old house with high ceilings and many cracks in the walls that have to be repaired. Your ideas look great.

Cathy said...

I love this post, Sue. I would give just about anything to have a nice porch with a swing. Lots of inspiration in these photos.

merrilymarylee said...

You had me at #1. . . but then I decided I'd rather nap on the sleeping porch. Perhaps someone would bring me a snack. . .

Kathleen Grace said...

Gorgeous photos Sue! I havent seen the light of day since I began classes this spring! Ugh! I love the green bench with the flowers, I have to admit, that even though the upholstered chairs outside look so beautiful it wouldn't work here in Michigan with our rain. I wish I could import all of these into my back yard!

houndini said...

OH WOW Sue - I absolutley adore some of these spaceas. Having grown up with a huge garden it's hard not having one where I live at the moment. Well, that's not strictly true - I have acces to one, as does others who live in my flat so I rarely sit out and I can't potter around tending borders and dead-heading as I;d like! One day I will have a beautiful garden! x

Gorri Lotner said...

These pictures are cool. What a beautiful place! I wonder I could build such place for me. cheap garden furniture

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! you are way too funny! I laughed out loud at a couple of your comments. I needed to smile today. Thank you for the great outdoor room pics.
I'm going to try your stew from the other post...looks very yummy!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Heaven's Walk said...

Thanks for sharing those great outdoor ideas with us, Sue! They were all great. Really got the creative juices flowing.... :)

xoxo laurie@heavenswalk