Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dream Home: Summer Patios & Porches

Since summer has officially arrived in NYC, there's nothing better to daydream about than having a big outdoor area to spend nights and weekends on. While my apartment has a (rather sizeable) porch, there are some downsides. It happens to be off the bedroom of one of my roommates and, as we're on the second floor, is made of metal instead of tiles, stones or wood. After a childhood with an acre of gardens & grassy areas, plus several large patios lining the back side of the house, I can't help but think it's one of the things I miss out on the most while living in NYC. 

Whether you live on the coast or nestled in the suburbs in the Midwest, wouldn't it be lovely to spend your free time sipping coffee and reading-or throwing fabulous dinner parties and get togethers-on any of these porches? 

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  1. I agree! Summer nights spent outside are the absolute BEST :)
    And all of your inspiration has me giddy! Its all so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing such lovelies!

    tiana of l'esthetique

  2. Oh those summer patios are gorgeous! I would love to spend my time in one of them.


  3. Girl we've have such the same taste, such gorgeous photos. I'm your newest follower. I hope you can check out my blog, I'd be honoured because you've such refined taste.

  4. OMG. I need to win the lotto. Seriously. I live in NY too but not in the city. I work in the city but have no desire to live in Manhattan. Been there done that. Too crowded and too noisy. I am saving to buy a condo and have considered Fleetwood. Following via Bloglovin. Was thinking of getting NY blogger group together.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  5. Sigh, dreaming of lounging on some comfy porch furniture and enjoying a cool beverage. #NYCproblems

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

  6. Such a beautiful photos! I enjoyed every one :)

  7. Excellent patio and porch design, I love this. It would be great to spend summer time holiday there with family. Here I have some information about porch design ideas. You can check this website