It’s all about the outdoors these days. Even with the rainy summer we’ve had so far, it’s been great to spend as much time as possible outside – biking, walking, and enjoying a coffee on the patio. Many of the spaces I’ve been pinning on Pinterest are of the outdoors. These outdoor rooms that are designed around a fireplace are especially inviting, don’t you agree?
Tim Barber Ltd. via Houzz
via Molly Wood Garden Design
Susan Kasler’s Atlanta home, via Architectural Digest
Bower Architecture via Gardenista
via Kelly Nutt Design
I continue to be fascinated by The Bucket List Family – a young family that travels absolutely everywhere in the world and documents their adventures on YouTube. Recently, they headed to the Maldives, and I was absolutely stunned at the beauty of the area and where they stayed. I just had to bring one little part of it to White Cabana.
We’re heading to one of the outdoor spaces at one of the Soneva resorts in the Maldives. I grabbed this photo from The Bucketlist Family’s Instagram page, but I definitely recommend you head on over the Soneva’s site to drool over the magnificent views.
via The Bucket List Family
Even without a beach, ocean, pool, or waterfront of any kind, it’s easy enough to recreate this look in your own home. Here’s what I’d recommend:
sofa, pillow, speaker light, dining table, chair, Roald Dahl art
You’ll notice that I gathered items from Waterloo-based Hauser. What a beautiful selection of indoor and outdoor furniture. I can’t believe I haven’t yet visited in person! I must!
I would definitely be interested in a trip over to Soneva. The water, the service, the decor, the peace…I’d definitely soak it all in! On the list it goes!
Okay, so over the last week and weekend I spent some time uploading my photos from Paris. It seems like the trip was ages ago, but I’ve only been back in Waterloo for two weeks. I’ve got another few things to share, hope you’re enjoying the recaps as much as I am!
I saw this photo image on a wall sort of near the MusÃ©e Picasso. Possibly a Banksy? What’s his trademark?
I loved this ceiling in the children’s shop Bonton.
I came across this doorbell somewhere in St. Germain. I thought it was pretty.
I stumbled upon the Swedish Institute in Le Marais and I liked the tidiness of the cafÃ© tables.
This is the view from the Sacre Coeur. So cool.
This white-on-white-on-white building was in Montmartre. The cobblestone streets are so charming, but can really wear down shoes.
While I was eating lunch outside one day (yes, in February!), I spotted this guy. I was impressed by how he managed to transport the table (it’s white, how perfect) on his Vespa. Who needs a mini-van?
IÂ took very few typical tourist shots on this trip. Regardless, IÂ hope you enjoyed another collection of things I spotted in Paris last month.
Photos by Jordana.
As we head into a hot, hot, hot weekend it seems only fitting that today’s Friday Five includes a selection of dreamy outdoor spaces. (And if you end up booking a trip to Greece after scrolling through this post, then, well, I completely understand!)
Grace Hotel Santorini
Grace Hotel Mykonos
Semeli Hotel Mykonos
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
Since I can’t make it to Greece this weekend, I’ll be spending as much time as possible at the amazing outdoor pool in my neighbourhood. How do you plan on staying cool this weekend?
Before we all head off to enjoy the weekend I thought I would end the week with some gorgeous outdoor spaces. They all have one major thing in common – a shower!
Illico Design via Desire to Inspire
Marie Claire Maison via Oceania Island Living
via Country Home
via House & Home
What do you think? Would you make use of an outdoor shower? Perhaps you already have one at your home or cottage. Do tell!
Have a wonderful weekend!