Apr 17, 2012

Pinterest Week: A Hunt for Outdoor Design Ideas

Preparing for a design presentation is always fun .. but using Pinterest as one of the ways to save time and effort in searching for that *special* picture that shows your client exactly what you hope to achieve is a fantastic use of the time you spend "pinning".



They say good things come in 2's... well, thankfully over the past 2 weeks I have had the chance to present 2 new interior design concepts, and both have had outdoor areas to work with.

One - a small outdoor patio in a New York city apartment...
The other - a great wide open space of green...


So, when I begin to think about how I am going to incorporate the 'interior' design with what we are trying to accomplish on the exterior as well, I tend to start with the details.








The mood.. The concept.


Architectural details... slate, stone, walk ways and paths..



Trellis.. woodwork.. natural materials....




Do I want to introduce pattern, as well as texture? Are we close to the sea?





How can water become a feature?




I love being able to share some of these images with you (and my clients) and hope that they spark a conversation about what kind of outdoor living space you want to have this summer...

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