13 of the Dreamiest Outdoor Spaces for Lazy Weekend Afternoons

13 of the Dreamiest Outdoor Spaces for Lazy Weekend Afternoons

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Adrienne Breaux
May 21, 2016

A warm-toned rooftop in Mexico City filled with cacti. A tucked away French Quarter courtyard escape. Expansive and cozy alfresco spots bursting with lush plant life. These are 13 of the dreamiest outdoor spaces I've seen recently. And if I could, I'd park myself in any one of these locales with a book, a cold drink and the intention of not moving all day.

Mexico City, Mexico

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(Image credit: Nicole Crowder)

Layers of plants and a view to die for spotted in this Bohemian Hotel in the Heart of Mexico City.


Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland

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Wood accents and nature views create a cozy outdoor spot in Isabelle's Peaceful, Poetic Haven in Switzerland.


Cape Town City Bowl, South Africa

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Ivy-covered dining in Karen & Gawie's Artistic Home in South Africa.

(Image credit: Lana Kenney)

North Hollywood, California

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Hanging greenery greets guests to this outdoor dining spot in Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home.


New Orleans, Louisiana

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This courtyard looks like the perfect hideaway, spotted in Kate & Todd's Colorful French Quarter Escape.

(Image credit: Paul Zansler)

Victoria, Australia

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Lush plants and a sense of humor make a fun combination in Susie's Fun Australian Home.

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

Fes, Morocco

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A vibrant, textured walk leads to a cozy spot to grab a bite in Michel's Vibrant Moroccan Home.


Los Angeles, California

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The dog isn't the only one who could have fun in the interesting yard of Eric & Patrick's Design Playground.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)


Los Angeles, California

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Who says dreamy outdoor spaces are confined to backyards and rooftops? This front porch is a colorful spot to enjoy a moment. Spotted in James & Carly's Colorful West LA Home.


Melbourne, Australia

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A shady and colorful spot in Camilla's Colorful Bayside Rental in Melbourne beckons.


Los Angeles, California

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A small balcony has plenty of room for a lush outdoor retreat in Sasha's Silver Lake Bohemian Bungalow.


Scarborough, Western Australia

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A verdant outdoor area in Ascher and Dylan's Modern (& Gorgeously Landscaped!) Australian Home creates another living room.

(Image credit: Hayley Kessner)

New Orleans, Louisiana

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This exciting outdoor space would be an amazing place to spend a day, spotted in Brian & Emily's Art-Filled New Orleans Home.

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
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