Beautiful Decks

IMG_5720 IMG_5726 IMG_5715My wonderful husband is currently in the midst of building a deck in our backyard and we are alllmost finished. I know, isn’t he handy? (Please disregard the hose running through the pictures and the gold spray paint on the grass and focus on the possibilities of the deck!) So now I have my mind on outdoor stains, paints, and patio furniture. While let’s be honest, we will likely be furnishing it with something from the “FREE” section on Craigslist, I can’t help but dream about beautiful deck and outdoor patio displays. Here are some outdoor spaces that I’m loving right now:

A wisteria-draped pergola is a favorite gathering spot for meals all summer long. | Photo: Eric Roth | thisoldhouse.comThis looks to be the size of my back patio :) definitely something I want to do soon!pattered cement fireplace, sunbrella cushions on old furniturebrick patiostriped pillows on the patio, wood planks and chairsBlack and white deckA Lee Industries Nandina daybed upholstered in Solo outdoor fabric accommodates two in "the nap zone." Pillow fabrics from Clarence House. The Dash & Albert Trimaran rug lends a breezy, beachy note. A Federal-style mirror, flanked by Riado lanterns, hangs above a Currey & Company console that serves as a bar. White tables by Emissary. Landscape design, Antonio Parrotta.jenny wolf hamptons 4Andrew Howard

I would really love one of these gazebo doo-dahs in the yard.Back Deck Ideas on a Budget  by The Everyday Home http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-us-your-outdoor-spaces.html

As for the grounding palette, I’m really liking the contrast of the dark stained floor and white banisters and lattice in this last image – do you agree?

like the contrast between dark brown floor and white rails if we ever did a deck

xoxo,

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