Things We Love: Outdoor Living

pool house for outdoor entertaining
Crisp Architects

 

Do you feel like summer is flying by? We sure do! It seems like every year after July 4 the days just disappear and we are trying to savor the days of summer even more.  These outdoor spaces are just the kind of spots where anyone would be lucky to while away a summer day, getting some sun and taking a quick dip in the pool, lounging in the hot tub with a cocktail as the sunsets and hot days give way to cool, breezy nights. 

Entertaining outdoors is one of the best parts of summer. 

 

pool house.for outdoor entertaining
Crisp Architects
Patrick Ahearn Architect pool and outdoor patio
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

A great entertaining space is certainly the best place to start when it comes to outdoor entertaining. 

pool house.for outdoor entertaining
Suzanne Kasler

 

For effortless outdoor style, we love the idea of creating outdoor spaces that are cohesive and mesh well with our interiors, as though the outside is simply another living room, an extension of the peerless style within.

 

pool and outdoor entertaining hollander design
Hollander Design

 

After all, when the outdoors beyond are this beautiful, who wouldn’t want to spend all year in any one of these outdoor spaces? 

Howard Design pool house and pool
Howard Design

 

Great landscaping only makes a stunning outdoor space even better. From perfectly planned greenery to beautiful blooms to charming and delicious planter boxes where guests can pick their own lettuces, herbs or veggies that will later be on their plate, great landscaping is another layer of outdoor entertaining hospitality.

 

We love the little things when it comes to entertaining, like setting the perfect table. Beautiful blooms from the garden, a favorite china pattern and a special, meaningful touch–like a sprig of rosemary, a box of chocolates or a favorite book–are all it takes to create an outdoor experience to remember!

Are you planning any outdoor entertaining for the rest of your summer?

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Things We Love: Outdoor Living

blue and white porch outdoor living
Summer Thornton Design| @summerthorntondesign

 

Good morning, chic readers! We love being outside. Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite things about this fabulous season.

blue and white porch outdoor living
Serena & Lily

 

And we can always use a little porch inspiration!

Heather Chadduck porch
Heather Chadduck| Emily Followill Photography

 

Whether your porch is neutral or bright, has wicker furniture, wrought iron or teak, we can all agree on one thing: It should be comfortable!  We believe that outdoor spaces should coordinate with indoor ones, be an extension of the home’s decor–but, perhaps, with a touch more color and whimsy. 

porch outdoor living room
Serena & Lily

 

Then again, neutral surroundings that let the natural beauty shine are fabulous as well.

porch outdoor living room
Patrick Ahearn Architects

 

 Needless to say, these stunning photos have done nothing to cure our need for outdoor living! Are you sprucing your porch?

 

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More Tour Dates

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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