Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lovely Outdoor Spaces!

I was looking on the Martha Stewart website and I found alot of wonderful outdoor space ideas and pictures. All the pictures you are looking at were found on the Martha Stewart website. Take a look!

I love this picture!! I would love to sit in those wonderful beach chairs by a lake under an umbrella-that would be so relaxing!

This little bistro table and chairs looks so inviting and relaxing!

I thought this was a clever idea of Marthas! You take huge shells and put votive candles inside. Group them all together and you have instant outdoor lighting!

I think John and I are going to purchase a firepit this Fall. I would love to have this view by one!

This would be an easy table cloth to make. Take you material and then stamp a huge leaf loaded with green paint onto the material. Just beautiful! I have seen this done with shells too!

For some reason herbs in clay pots just seem to go together! I love these clay pots because they used chalkboard paint around each rim. What a clever idea Martha!!

These huge paper flowers hanging over a table would definitely bring some color to any table outside. Just gorgeous!

This would take alot of pots and you would have to have the perfect wall for this arrangement but I love it!

I am in love with this nightime picture of this wonderful ocean view eating area! I love the green and white striped table cloth too! I could see the table cloth in blue and white too.

If you just need to add some color to your outdoor space these wonderful pillows made out of napkins are really fabulous! I think I just might have to try that.

You know how much I love porch swings-need I say more!

If you are looking for a Tuscan style outdoor eating space-this one is it!

What a wonderful way to end an evening with all these lovely votive candle holders hanging from your umbrella. How romantic!

I hope these pictures from Martha Stewart gave you some wonderful ideas you can use at your house! Enjoy!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love them all. My favorites are 1, 2, 12 and 13.

Debbie said...

Great photos and inspiration, Sherri! I LOVE the blue pots on the pretty!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Oh, they all look so nice!

Catherine Holman said...

I love them all too. But, my favorite is the first one! I'm trying to figure out how they manage to water those top flower pots on the side of the house.

Mary said...

Love everything - that Martha (and her band of designers!) certainly know how to wow us!

Hope you get your fire pit later - as you say, the water would be a lovely plus, sigh!

Sherri, many thanks for all the lovely comments on my photos from England - more coming believe it or not!!

Hugs - Mary

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So many wonderful settings -love the beach chairs!! Have actually a post ready devoted to them. They remind me of England. You can see tons of them on the beaches there.

French said...

Sherri, thanks for the inspiration to create some pretty tables this summer! Wishing you a lovely weekend~

vicki said...

Beautiful- beautiful- and more beautiful!! I love them all - sigh~~ I would love to be where any of them are!!

(Sherri - your profile photo is beautiful!)


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love those beach chairs in the first picture....we were at a tag sale today and they had two old ones...after seeing this, I wish we would have picked them up - AND painted them that fun turquoise :) oh well....maybe next time!
Enjoy your weekend Sherri!

tinajo said...

Gorgeous - all of it. Martha sure knows her "schtuff"! :-)

Darlene said...

I would take any of these - lol. I love that idea of the huge shells with the votives inside. I'm going to have to look around and see if I can find any this big. I hope you two get the fire pit. I'd love to have one but not with Sammy around. He'd stick his nose right in it - he knows no fear at all. Lol.

Angelina Garcia said...

These outdoor space ideas are not just awesome but also very relaxing! It must be because of the blue and green colors that makes are present in each of them. Anyway, just like you, we're planning to build a fireplace too! I hope we can do it this year.

-Angelina Garcia

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!