Inspiration: The Backyard Urban Cottage


Every summer I'm inspired by outdoor spaces and backyard cottages.  I've been collecting images of them for a bit now (see here and here) and hopefully one day will be able to create a space outdoors for the summer ourselves.  In the meantime I continue to collect inspiration.  This time from the latest issue of Covet Magazine and the backyard urban cottage of publisher Vicki and daughters Lily and Piper.  By clearing out the clutter, Vickit turned her garage into a summer time space they call the Beach House that comes complete with a loft for sleepovers. Click here to see. (Photo by Tracy Shumate).

Jan Halvarson

17 comments:

Cait said...

What a GREAT space. Love the way the added the splashes of color in to it!! So creative and definitely has my mind going!!!

Sophie Delphis said...

What a perfect place to enjoy summer meals with friends!

Decorative Windmill said...

I love your collection of images. I have sort of done the same thing. I have a 3 ring binder full of pages from magazines that I keep for inspiration. I must say I might have to add this one to my collection.

internodiciotto said...

i love that things as well. unfortunatelly i live in a city in a huge house….but we all can dream! :D

Hilary said...

Very cool space. I especially love that lantern!

x Hilary
http://thecleverlife.etsy.com
http://oneclutteredlife.blogspot.com

Cez said...

love that!!!! the light ball is gorgeous!!!! xxx

Kay said...

I love that hanging lamp...it reminds me of the one on etsy made from drink umbrellas! It's an easy project and very affordable.
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/how-tuesday-cocktail-umbrella-lantern/

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love those doors!

Vivi x said...

this is a beautiful space xx

vivI.Iviv
www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

Jennifer Seales said...

Looks a great place for a wee summer gathering of an evening...love the colour of the doors.

PetiteMalou said...

Beautiful space and I love that lamp!

sarah - dodeline design said...

GORGEOUS!

Eileen~Songbird Cabin said...

Those certainly are inspiring.
I love that first space, especially. Those doors are fantastic. And the canopy in the second picture-just great.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Love this space! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
Lori

Robby said...

Wow!! very nice place for family gatherings or dinner with a bit of
chit chat... great place for family!

lyndsay said...

i'm utterly inspired. our garage looks like heck --- but this is just so cute!

Cara's Creations said...

I love, love, love the light fixture. The yellow reminds me of one of my favorite necklaces :).

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