photos: livingetc., country living, vogue living;australia,
metropolitan home, dwell & elle decor magazines
I know it's still quite cold in certain parts of the country, but it certainly can't hurt to think about being outdoors. Spring is pretty close at hand and creating outdoor rooms that make you want to spend as much time as possible outside is good stuff.
For me, the key is to treat the outdoors just like an indoor space. Nothing revolutionary here, but definitely something for all of us to try and remember when we're faced with "lawn furniture." The less contrast there is between your style indoors to your outdoor rooms the better flow and design function will be.
Seize the outdoors with the same gusto, color and aesthetic choices you are fearless with inside your home.
Use the most of a balcony, patio or yard.
If you got a bit-o-space in the great green wonder--use it!