Deck Railing Refresh – What a Difference!

Our deck has gone through several transformations over the years. When we bought the house 20 years ago, the back yard featured a dilapidated deck structure with only one level, broken boards on the skirt, and wisteria gone wild climbing over Continue reading Deck Railing Refresh – What a Difference!

Access the Outdoors

Summer is in full swing, and that means lots of outdoor living and entertaining.  I started thinking about all of the creative ways we can access those porches, decks and patios.I wish I had space for a pass-through either onto Continue reading Access the Outdoors

Wednesday’s Windows – What’s Not To Love About This Space?

What do I love about this space? Of course the view…but what else? – Those french doors – aren’t they great?  I’m such a fan of barn doors. -And those prints above them…What an unusual placement of artwork, right? They Continue reading Wednesday’s Windows – What’s Not To Love About This Space?

Deck Bench – To Sit or Display

The bones of this deck remind me of our own – the colors and style of the railing is very similar.  What caught my attention was the bench and I can imagine its versatility.  Used as a shelf or a Continue reading Deck Bench – To Sit or Display

Mini Monday – Black and White Delight

Good Morning!  I decided to begin a new series – “Mini Mondays” – kind of a new take on an old series.  As you may know I drive a Mini Cooper, it just fits my 5’0″ frame, it’s a lot Continue reading Mini Monday – Black and White Delight

A Bench For All Seasons

This sleek midcentury style bench has way more going for it than just wonderful lines – it’s heated! Not only that, but the heat is adjustable.  I love my heated car seats, so I’m sure I would love a heated Continue reading A Bench For All Seasons

Spilling Outdoors

It’s time to start thinking about taking your living room outdoors.  I attended a function over the weekend in a to-die-for home.  The dining table was laden with goodies buffet style, nuts and easter candy set about in the great Continue reading Spilling Outdoors

It’s Finally Friday

Well it’s Friday and I’m planning to spend a few hours on the deck now that we have cooler weather forecast.  I can soak up the morning sun or sit under one of the sails in the shade and read Continue reading It’s Finally Friday

Styling Outdoors

Since it’s the middle of summer and many of us are consumed with outdoor living, I decided to look at the art of placing plants and other accessories in an outside space.  First, when using like items – an odd Continue reading Styling Outdoors

Backyard Glamping

This is taking camping in the back yard to a whole new level!  I could spend a whole day and night in this cozy outdoor space. Image via

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