Friday, September 9, 2011

Fab 5 on Five : Exterior Spaces

Everyone has favorites.  The "go to" places or things that are always the right fit for their sensibilities.  Designers are no different!  If asked, they have a list of favorites for any category in design, whether it's their favorite show stopping sofas or their most coveted accessories. 

Below is my second installment of a monthly "Fab 5 on Five", a compilation of my favorite things on the fifth of each month.   This month it's exterior spaces because the weather is cooling down so it's time to be outside. 

Second Installment: Exterior Spaces

What is great about this setting is that it won't break the bank to achieve!  Inviting and classic butterfly chairs urge you to gather 'round the fire with friends! 
This space is romantic with the worn wooden doors, low rock wall, and the curved glass structure.  I imagine a starlit dinner party or a beautiful brunch. Either way you cut it; I want this in my backyard!
Everything about this sings relaxing after an awesome day outdoors.  I love the idea of an outdoor shower and this particular shower can be closed for year-round use.
Advances in exterior products make this scene completely doable without constantly taking furniture inside and out.  Frames could be fabricated from powder coated metal or teak and upholstered in a beautiful exterior fabric. 
Even an image without man-made things like furniture or lighting can still be really inspiring!  A manicured drive like this one is great in a neighborhood or for a private entry.

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