Inviting Outdoor Seating Areas
Whenever I go on home garden tours (there’s lots of them here), I always look for certain things: plants, trees, and shrubs that work wonderfully together (obviously), garden junk/art, and somwehere to sit and dream. Not that I plan to do that while visiting gardens, but there’s something about a seating area that makes a garden an outdoor home.
Some seating areas are purely decorative, using furinture that would be neither cozy or encourage napping. Others go for complete comfort, setting a perfect scene for a good book and better nap.
Have a look and see which ones you like best. The one at the top of the post (which you’ll see again from another viewpoint at the end of this post), is probably my favourite. Comfortable, secluded, surrounded by sweet smelling flowers. Oh ya.
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This large, country garden (above) has a blue theme. You can see the entire garden here.
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This garden is in a small town. The owner bought the property just a few years earlier and transformed it from plain to wonderful. You can see the Before and Afters here.
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Often on garden tours there are a lot of other people around so I take the photos from weird angles to avoid invading their privacy. The black things on the deck are a colleciton of old oil cans. I thought they looked neat.
This one is also from the Blue Garden.
This deck (above) is on a big, rural property surrounded by woods. It was quite a surprise to find this scene.
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The designer who owns this home kept to a black/white/grey country living style theme. See the whole garden here.
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And here we are back at my favourite little outdoor nook from all of the garden tours. Sorry! There’s only room for one. 😉