This week we are exploring the idea of luxury in a small backyard space and how to create that luxurious feeling. This is only the end of January and I am getting very excited about planning for Spring! I’ve had so much fun writing about the outdoors this week that I might continue. I haven’t quite decided yet. Let me know what you think.
As a bit of design advice, first, ask yourself what luxury means to you. Second, I will help you come up with ideas to create it.
Today’s three spaces have several things in common. In particular, healthy boundaries and spatial definition are an important focus. Protection from the sun is also a main theme. Take a look:
1. Canopy. “Springtime” by B&B Italia.
2. Patio. “Charles Outdoor” by B&B Italia
3. Hanging. NestRest by Dedon.
My ideas of luxury:
- Shelter: Each canopy, curtain, and the NestRest offers wonderful protection and much-needed shade from the bright sun.
- Privacy: From the house, as in #1. From neighbors, as in #2. A little on-site getaway as in #3.
- Flexibility: You can open or close the canopy sides, and this marvelous little canopy can be relocated wherever you like. You can also open or close the drapes in #2. Many outdoor furniture systems are reconfigurable, as is the beautiful Charles Outdoor, so you can easily adjust to suit your changing needs. The very cool NestRest can hang in a tree or sit directly it on the ground.
- Rest: There is nothing like some downtime for a nap, a good book, and loving company. Unplugged, powered down and just being. Each of these spaces offers a quiet, cozy, comfortable environment of relaxation. There is a beautiful feeling of dreamy, breezy, laziness. Deciding to unplug is a healthy boundary!
- Fun: How fun would it be to just hang around? I think the NestRest is a fabulous adult version of the tree house.
Would you like more outdoor inspiration? I have many topics rolling around in my mind: pools, outdoor textiles, night time, entertaining, and cool outdoor compliments, just to mention a few.
In case you have missed any outdoor inspirational posts this week, here is a little recap. The first two spaces are very green and floral with climbing vines and shade (here and here). The next series of images are rich with stone and brick textures, strong sun and gleaming contemporary white furnishings (here). Next, a glamorous city scape view at dusk (here).
Have a relaxing and warm weekend, everyone, and thank you so much for reading!
Sources: Shown from Top to Bottom: 1. Springtime from B & B Italia. 2. Charles Outdoor from B & B Italia. 3. NestRest from Dedon. All images are from the websites, which I encourage you to visit! I do not recommend doing any design or construction projects without the assistance of a licensed professional interior designer or architect.
Patricia Canfield is a registered interior designer, NCIDQ-certified, and Founder/Owner of deCamville Design, a full-service commercial interior design and architecture consulting firm established in 2000. She and her architect husband, Jack live in Texas with Tito the Cat, although she and her team are available for commercial projects anywhere in the world. She thanks you for reading her blog.