Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It’s Still Summer in SoFlo! Outdoor images…

I know Labor Day has come and gone and, technically, one is not supposed to wear white after said day, but IT IS STILL SUMMER HERE! So, I am wearing white today and I am posting images of beautiful outdoor spaces.

I like pools surrounded by lots of landscaping and shade – like this one. I also like how the stepping stones go through the pool over to the sitting area.

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The colors in this outdoor space are wonderful. Notice how they are all the same tone, just different colors. Orange…

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Coral…

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Yellow…

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Tan…Looks like there is a koi pond on one side and a spa on the other side.

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I wish the cushions on my patio furniture were black like these. They would be so much easier to keep clean (looking). I like the black trim on the house – so much better than white.

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The next two photos are from Celerie Kemble. I like her style because it closely matches my own.

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I like how the old is mixed with the new. It looks layered and lived in.

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I love this courtyard. I wonder if the fountain turns in to a spa? Love those vines.

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More vines. The blue furniture, umbrellas, and trim really stand out against the green vines.

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This is a pretty Vero Beach mansion that is for sale. It is a nice house but it needs vines. It’s too new and perfect. I do like the blue shutters, though. It probably looks funny in the day time because there doesn’t appear to be any mature landscaping. Stark.

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Here we go…mature landscaping…love the fountain and the pops of red. This home was featured on Cote de Texas.

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I would like to have one of these. I like the sound of water and fish are pretty. Someone should figure out how to market these pre-fabricated. Like a hot tub, but a koi pond that looks custom built.

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This is what I would do with my pre-fab koi pond when I got tired of taking care of fish. I would use it as a planter.

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I hope you enjoyed the outdoor inspiration. Me and my white outfit are headed to town to do errands. Bye-bye!

photos via: MyHomeIdeas, Cote de Texas, Western Interiors, Real Estate.com, Southern Accents, and Celerie Kemble

2 comments:

anita said...

love that first pool..good inspiration for my backyard

and i'll probably be wearing white for a while longer..until it feels less like summer!

EJ said...

Having a pond not only the tranquility of a garden but also the feng shui! My fantasy garden would definitely have kois. I'd add a little wind spinner in my imaginary garden to catch good luck spirit from the wind!