Whether it’s actually beginning to feel like spring or the calendar just says it should be, it’s time to start thinking about moving the party outside! Grab your iced tea (or G&T), pull up a chair and cross your fingers for sunny weather.
I long for the days when we can eat outside on a deck, a patio or simply just in the yard. Sadly, apartment living (no balcony) limits my dream. Nothing tastes better than a glass of crisp white wine on a sunny day outside. Some day! In the meantime, I'll just add to my dream with perfect outdoor seating in all natural wood — perfect for sun bathing. Check out a few of my favorites, below.
We love a good lap pool. They take up a fraction of the space of a traditional pool, and their elongated shape is so elegant and modern. There's room to exercise, to splash around and have a drink on a hot day (because isn't that the whole reason to have a pool?), and you can still have a backyard. More
Last week I rounded up a selection of porch swings perfect for lazy summer days. Porch swings aren't always practical - you need a very secure spot to suspend one. That's where outdoor gliders come in!
Earlier this week I looked at online sources for gardening supplies which, if you don't have a car or you're pressed for time, are great for getting your garden gear. But if your idea of a relaxing Spring Sunday is strolling through a garden center, breathing in the scent of wet soil and planning your own little outdoor space, this list is for you.
When you see so many pictures of productive gardens in big backyards, it's easy to forget that gorgeous gardens also happen in small yards and surprising places. These 15 repurposed planters remind us that you don't need a lot of space and new materials to start growing your own garden; all you need is a little bit of ingenuity and resolve. More
I've had the pleasure of following Jenn's garden via Instagram for quite some time now. I was drawn in by the beautiful pictures of her space, but my love of the area and the gardening climate in Half Moon Bay, California (her home base) kept me coming back for more. I thought I would share her garden with the Apartment Therapy community, and Jenn was kind enough to send some photos my way for all of you — just in time for our Outdoor & Gardening month!
Take any three greens and combine them. Go ahead, give it a try, we'll wait. Okay, did you try it? Looks awesome, doesn't it? This trick works with any hue, really, but it's especially good for green. And with green already being found outdoors in abundance, using green decor outside can look fabulous.
One of my favorite memories of the summers of my youth was sitting on my best friend's porch swing, lazing away the day while gently rocking back and forth. As an adult, I don't have a front porch but if I did, I would definitely be swinging in one of these.