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25.5.10

13 Thoughts of a cosy backyard

Photo credit: Angus Fergusson for Canadian H&H
With the weather warming thoughts of setting up a cosy backyard are a definite constant right now with me and I'm sure many of you. And as I've been gathering some of these images ever since we moved into our townhouse, it's fun to finally share them here. Our space isn't large but quite like many of the spaces shown here. I'm leaning towards something like you see at the Ace Hotel - Palm Springs (3 images directly below) - maybe a corner nook, built with for now some wooden pelts (a trick I saw in July '09 issue of Canadian House and Home - see last photo) with heaps of cushions and an overhead sail from Ikea (as our budget will only allow something like that this year). Here's a bit of inspiration I've been collecting from furniture to a bit of landscaping; I hope they inspire you too.




Above: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs (above three images)



Photo credit: Stacey Brandford for H&H


Photo by Marion Brenner for Sunset Magazine


(Via desiretoinspire.net)




hotel-du-nord.dk (above two images)



marieclairemaison.com

Home of Raina Kattelson

stacybrandford2July '09 issue of Canadian H&H; Photo credit Stacy Brandford

13 comments:

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Last photo is my fav, with a killer setting like this you can't go wrong though! my dream is to live by water someday and I'm not talking Northern Europe rain and puddles... Linda

ellie said...

absolutely in love with the last one ^^ gorgeous.

pinkbathtub said...

Gorgeous images, I especially connect with the one from Sunset Magazine. Very inspiring.

forget.me.knot.weddings said...

These are so gorgeous and the last photo looks like the perfect day at the lake!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Stop it, stop it! My eyes! I can't handle the beauty anymore!!

soulflower said...

ooohhhh...i love the first photo!

kjoto said...

oh, great- all of them!
but if i would face a choice...
i´ll take the last one for this summer!
:-)

John Brown Rose said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! There's just something about being outside. As soon as spring hits NZ I'm going to be creating my own (she says as the rain beats down outside!!!!)

John Brown Rose said...

Oh I just love that old brick chimney!!!! Ahhh spring in NZ is so far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ellie said...

ahaha. yeah, nz weather right now is miserable. so much rain .

kiki said...

So much lovely garden inspiration. We are currently working on ours that used to be big heap of junk and these are so inspiring!

burrito said...

There's another great example of the shade sail here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/splatgirl/sets/72157621896914679/ with diy help!

Surrounded by colours said...

I just adore such cosy places. Love it.