Hit the deck!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

I blogged about my love of porches here a few weeks ago and the great outdoors have been on my mind ever since. I spent a lot of the weekend with my nose pressed up against the window watching the rain beat down wondering if spring would ever come (all this scene was missing was someone playing the harmonica and a howling dog). It was not all unproductive wallowing though as I did a lot of thinking and boy do I have a lot of plans for my little garden – budget and energy levels permitting of course. My first priority is to inject some colour into the garden and get my little deck looking a little less sad and a lot more inviting. Top of my shopping list is an outdoor carpet, oversized fairy lights and brightly coloured patio cushions. Here’s my inspiration…

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18 comments

  1. I'm a huge fan of decks too! You've got some great pics here!

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  2. i love a good porch. the ones you've found are wonderful - i hope yours turns out just as well!

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  3. beautiful photos :D

    santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

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  4. I dream of colorful, comfy decks to sip iced tea on. And for now, it remains a dream. I loooove the idea of fairy lights! I'm definitely backing you up on that choice.

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  5. We're going to be extending our deck this summer as well so that there's more room for relaxation and I can't wait!! Your pics are gorgeous, I'm sure you'll turn yours around in no time :) xxx

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  6. Ha ha, budget and energy levels- that's where my plans always fall down!

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  7. I would love to have an indoor/outdoor space like the second picture.

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  8. My favorites would be the ones by the water but any of these would do me just fine.

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  9. There is a lot of inspiration here. I really like the image where the top is covered by what looks like baskets as lighting. Can't wait to see how your project turns out!

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  10. Ooooh these are all so lovely, they make me crave summer!

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  11. The landscaper came today to clean up the rest of the leaves and now the daffodils have some room to breath... spending more time in the yard is one of my goals this spring!
    xxoo

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  12. Oh my goodness Meghan, this post couldn't have come at a better time! My husband and I are in the midst of designing a new deck for our house and these pics are such a great source of inspiration. I especially love the very simple deck off of the little white beach house. Adorable.

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  13. These are all fabulous images...adore the white cottage!!

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  14. If I could live 90% of my life on a deck and/or a porch, I think I'd be ok.

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  15. What a brilliant collection of images! I'll take the little white pergola with the hanging lanterns and aluminium drum tables, please!

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  16. Oooh, love the ones with fairy lights and lanterns! Also love an Acapulco chair outdoors - they've got such a cool shape. xxx

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  17. Some really inspirational images here, it has given me one fab idea, thanks!

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  18. Amazing snaps..! Cant stop to look again. Each one is beautiful.

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