Outdoor Living: Inside Out

Guest post by Lily Ellis of Birch + Bird.

 Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn for Coastal Living

We've finally been having some of those hot summer nights that I remember from my childhood and, although our air conditioner definitely takes the edge off, I like nothing better than opening the doors and windows after dark and letting any hint of a breeze inside. The concept of outdoor rooms that can be enjoyed year round is becoming the norm in home design and, with the exception of potential mosquito infestations, I love the idea! Here are some of my favourite looks, some with screens and some wide open to the great outdoors....


Richard Prowers for Home Life via Charlotte Minty

How will you be keeping cool over the balmy weekend ahead? I'll be dipping my feet in the kid's kiddie pool and enjoying a cold beverage or two! Cheers!

Lily co-writes with Rachel over at Birch + Bird. Together they organize local handmade + vintage markets and run a small Etsy shop. Lily is also opening a new storefront in Abbotsford later this Fall. You can follow Birch + Bird on Facebook and Twitter.

Jan Halvarson


Unknown said...

Oh wow. This is such a great collection of indoor/outdoor spaces. I especially love those chain suspended beds in the Quentin Bacon photo.

Chloe and the Chimera said...

My favourite is the conservatory type room with the triangular table and the wicker chairs. I love the autumnal colours, and the hint of green on the cushions pulling in the green from outside. What a gorgeous room!

Vintage Home said...

I AM CRAzy for roll up doors! great post!

Kreetta said...

Oh, this makes me feel a little bit sad because our summer is ending - it hardly begun...at least one have pics to look at when the summer goes away...love the light in spaces!

Bambino by the Bay said...

Those chevron pattern floors in the first photo are beautiful!!