What's your outdoor home look like? We just spent the weekend outdoors and, frankly, couldn't wait to get back to town and inside the office. We're exhausted. Sometimes we get too excited about being out in nature that we do too much, squeeze fun out of every minute and wake up achy and tired on Monday morning.
Not that we wouldn't do it again, but what we are now striving for is a perfect balance between outdoor and indoor, as opposed to ping-ponging between ashphalt jungle and camping in a tent. The extremes are fatiguing...
Alex's garden last fall
In our ideal world, we'd have a city home that has an element of country to it - a home that we don't feel we have to get away from to maintain our sanity. Gardens, plants, window boxes and clean windows are all a part of this.
What else? Do you have an really nice outdoor element in your home? If so, please send us your pics, we'll post them any way you like: newyork @ apartmenttherapy . com (with OUTDOORHOME in the subject field).
Last Week's Outdoor Home Post with outdoor space survey
(pic: Alex Bandon's blog at This Old House - The Shelter Life - is a great guide to a really nice DIY outdoor/indoor home)