Thursday, May 24, 2012

Outdoor Living Spaces

Now that the weather's warming up, it's time to turn a critical eye to your outdoor living space. Flowers, fences, gazebos and benches are all pretty ... but what really makes your landscape a peaceful paradise is the sound of running water in the landscape. Combine a variety of elements in your landscape to create a beautiful outdoor living space you can enjoy for hours on end.


A cottage-style gazebo provides the optimal viewing vantage of this lovely pond and waterfall.




A simple patio with a bistro table creates a cozy, intimate spot for dining by the waterfalls.



You may remember this gazebo, patio, and waterfall from a previous post, which you can see here.
Houzz recently featured it in an article on decks and views.
Click here to see the Houzz article on dream decks.


Lots of shade and cool waters provide sweet relief from summer's heat.


French-style patio furniture fits snugly under a pergola for pondside enjoyment.



Flagstones create a natural-looking patio to complete this ecosystem pond.
Note the large windows for indoor viewing!




The charming gazebo provides an idyllic backdrop for a pond dotted with lily pads.


A grand home deserves a grand, waterfront view.


Settle into a comfy rocker and enjoy the view from your deck!


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8 comments:

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful gardens! Laura

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up! :)

Heaven's Walk said...

These photos make me want to expand my water garden, Jennifer! lol! Goooorrrgeoussss!!! :)

xoxo laurie

arrielle_p said...

You have a very beautiful place. Lovely gardens and gazebo you have. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful photos. :)

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Humaun Kabir said...

Thanks for such a wonderful post
http://www.houzz.com/pro/ogradys/ogradys-landscape

tom johnson said...
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tom johnson said...

This are photos are amazing! Beautiful Post..Thumbs up!

http://www.houzz.com/pro/janiferthompson/__public/pergolas-design-light-space

Derry Hubs said...

Hi,

I like your photo. it's amazing and beautyful. thanks for sharing this photo.

Have a nice day...!!

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