Chic outdoor spaces

Such a tease.  Mother Nature gave us a couple gorgeous mild days lately which got everyone thinking about being outside – and then, just like that, we’ll be down to the 40s this week. (And a nod to our Northern readers – we know that doesn’t sound too terribly cold to you, but after you’ve lived in Atlanta for a while, anything below 50 degrees qualifies as “wintery”!) So, hurry up, Spring – we’re ready for you.

We’ve been itching to get out to our porches, patios and pergolas (or enjoy a meal al fresco or walk the fun Beltline) but while we wait for warmer temps to come our way, we’ve been stalking our fave publications and Insta for inspiration for those chic outdoor spaces that we’ll spend hours dreaming about. Take a peek:

Pools to drool for

Take us away, please, to this little oasis created by <a href="http://www.melanieturnerinteriors.com/" target="_blank">Melanie Turner</a>. (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Mali Azima)

 

Kelly Wolf Anthony dreamy and splashy pool.  So gorgeous. (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/destination-home/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Emily Followill.)

 

A poolhouse to die for.  (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Erica George Dines.)

 

How about this one? Green grass, palm trees and a perfect beachfront home. (<a href="http://www.traditionalhome.com/" target="_blank">Traditional Home</a>/Robert Brantley)

 

This is so Atlanta – and we love it! Boxwoods, hydrangeas and a classic, simple pool. (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Erica George Dines)

Pretty porches

Here in Atlanta, we’ve got the porch thing nailed down. The key is to treat is like any other room so it has comfortable seating and all the creature comforts that an interior room would have.

The secret ingredient to a perfect porch? Make it feel like any other interior room.  <a href="https://bethwebb.com/" target="_blank">Beth Webb</a> sure knows how to do that.  (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/outdoor-elegance/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Emily Followill)

 

More porch perfection from designer <a href="https://bethwebb.com/" target="_blank">Beth Webb</a>. (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/coastal-command/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/ Erica George Dines)

 

A soaring ceiling, a gorgeous fireplace and beautiful, comfortable furnishings make this the place to be for outdoor time. (<a href="http://www.traditionalhome.com/" target="_blank">Traditional Home</a>/Emily Followill)

 

Oh be still our hearts! White and blue perfection on a porch.  (<a href="https://www.southernliving.com/" target="_blank">Southern Living</a>/Geoff Hodgdon)

 

Simply Southern. (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/country-idyll/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Erica George Dines)

 

We loved creating this fun and bright porch for the <a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/history-in-the-making/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Showhouse</a> in 2017.

Al fresco? Yes, please!

We’re not sure why but food and drink taste even better when they’re being enjoyed as the sun is going down or under the stars.

The pavers. The umbrellas. The chic seating.  What else could you possibly want? (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>)

 

Simple, pretty and perfect for an outdoor feast. <a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>.

 

<a href="https://amymorrisinteriors.com/" target="_blank">Amy D. Morris </a>conjured up this sweet spot that’s just perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/jeweled-beauty/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Erica George Dines)

 

Bon appetit! (<a href="https://atlantahomesmag.com/article/uncovered-gem/" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>/Erica George Dines)

So, until Mother Nature decides to play fair, you better zip up that parka and keep dreaming! What’s your favorite kind of outdoor space? We’d love to hear.

Ta ta.

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What happens when two committed Francophiles, art lovers and design junkies get together over a bottle of red wine? A fine art gallery with a little je ne sais quoi is born, followed a few years later by its home furnishings and décor sibling.

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