Outdoor
Small Pools

Small Pools

Even though summer is winding down we are still thinking of ways to squeeze in a pool. Small pools, narrow lap pools & mini plunge pools give just enough sex to chic up the back yard.
Wood Pool Decking

Wood Pool Decking

With summer approaching we cannot stop thinking and posting about pools. So chic how these decks go right up to the pool waters edge. Fashion.  
Boxwood Craze

Boxwood Craze

It is amazing what a little green (real or fake) can do to a spot. Backyards, signs, walls…can’t even tell the difference but love the look.
Brook Landscape

Brook Landscape

City backyards have been in our minds recently- and after a few Google searches we came across a Brooklyn based landscape firm called Brook Landscape- on landing on the front page of the site an image jumped out and immediately noticed it was from the backyard of recently sold Park Slope townhouse owned by J...
Country Pools

Country Pools

So it has been a few since we posted- a bit over a month to be exact.  Clearly we are busy folk however the summer in NY has arrived and it is hot.  Hence this pool post and though it isn’t our first (def not the last)  these pools are all screaming country house.  Perhaps...
Shipping Containers

Shipping Containers

The other day Remodelista posted about a beer and brat restaurant in SF.    So yeah we know- “ye old shipping container used for NOT shipping”  -it seems like we have seen it a thousand times in Dwell or on Design to Inspire but lets face it — they are totally fashion.   Note that even...
Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Here are some inspiring outdoor spaces to drool over as summer is nearing it’s end.  
Mexican Feather Grass

Mexican Feather Grass

The best looking grass we can find. Not sure how it weathers in colder temps but it is super fashion for modern landscaping.
Outdoor Dinner Party

Outdoor Dinner Party

Although the temps are on the rise, all we can think about is being outside. These chic outdoor table settings and hang out areas are inspiring ways to move the dinner party outside.
Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Rooms

A study of outdoor spaces from  Walker Warner Architects. As high summer approaches, we’re thinking about the appeal of outdoor rooms. San Francisco-based Walker Warner Architects (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) is especially good at creating intimate outdoor spaces that encourage reading, working, lounging, and dining. Led by principals Brooks Walker and Greg...
Fire Pits

Fire Pits

Summer nights, cocktails, and gossip. We love an outdoor hangout whether it is a fireplace or one of these cozy, inviting, fire pits.    
Planters

Planters

A departure from your traditional terracotta pot all of these are made of concrete, steel, or stone.
Modern Barn Exteriors

Modern Barn Exteriors

There is something to be said about taking something old and rustic like a barn, and converting it into a modern home. Here are some exteriors of these beauties.  
Deck vs. Nature

Deck vs. Nature

Loving how these decks are built up to the grass… or the grass grows up to the deck. However you put it, it’s pretty inviting.  
Acapulco Chair

Acapulco Chair

Originally designed in Mexico in the 50′s, this chair was inspired by Mayan weaving techniques and is made with vinyl cord. Recently became obsessed after a trip to The Thunderbird Hotel in Marfa,Texas. They look amazing inside and out. Finding an original may be tough but you can order them in Brooklyn from GREENPOINTWORKS.
Upstate NY Pools

Upstate NY Pools

With so many over the top resort and vacation getaway pools, it is easy to forget how amazing they can look in a setting such as upstate NY. Check out these secluded pools that just make us want to get away on the weekend.  
Chaise Lounge

Chaise Lounge

Poolside, or deck. Either way a necessity. A glass of spiked lemonade and some sun. Done. CB2 Bask Lounger West Elm Barrow Lounger Crate & Barrel Alfresco Natural Chaise Lounge IKEA AMMERO Chaise Lounge Macy’s South Beach Patio Chair DWR Lucca Chaise Lounge
Outdoor Showers

Outdoor Showers

Teak wood, raw pipes, and warm water.
Modern Outdoor Fireplaces

Modern Outdoor Fireplaces

If we could, we would. Check out these modern concrete no fuss no muss fireplaces. Genius.
Gravel

Gravel

The question with gravel is do you want pea gravel, crushed gravel, river rock, tan or grey.  Anyhow you do it gravel is a must in outdoor mech.  Pots look fashion and it makes any rustic garden item pop.
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