Depending on your climate, outdoor living can be a seasonal enjoyment or a year-round experience. Increasingly, the indoor/outdoor living space is becoming part of almost every landscape we create. These transitional spaces give all the feeling of the outdoors, with all the comforts of the indoors. Take a look at some of our favorite styles for these unique spaces that bridge the gap between home and landscape.
Most of us have been told at one point or another to “Get off the couch and go get some fresh air.” So, we ask, is the new outdoor living room the perfect way to cheat? When it comes to the important task of resting, we think there is no better place than outside. Here, a portable heater and canopy create a sheltered and cozy spot that still gets morning sun. A space like this can bring great style to your patio, and create an outdoor room that is hard to pass up (and even harder to leave.)
A classic example of an indoor/outdoor space, the pool house has been in style since, well, backyard pools became a thing. It’s great to have a spot to take a break from swimming, or a place where the kids can snack and sit around in their bathing suits not on the living room furniture. The coolest new addition to pool houses (and indoor/outdoor spaces of all kinds) is the accordion door. The coolest part? They close all the way. So whether it’s airy shade structure you want, a cozy sunroom, or den on a rainy day, you can have it all! These doors, by Nanawall systems, have become a staple in our designs. They also make windows. We are big fans.
Transitional spaces like these make for a seamless flow between house and landscape. The choices of contemporary materials and elements perfectly match those inside for a real sense of unity. It’s nice, too, to be able to move your ultra-light indoor/outdoor furniture as the seasons change, and of course to change out your throw pillows. There’s no such thing as too many throw pillows.
It’s no secret that we love the Transitional Farmhouse aesthetic. Few looks lend themselves so easily to dressing up or down, and the hand-crafted quality is just so fun to bring to life. Here, used brick creates an entry that continues through those great elegant doors into the foyer, making a statement that is perfectly casual and yet perfectly classy! We love these designed spaces that are intimate and personal, yet made to be shared. Thanks for letting us share with you!
If you just realized that you need an indoor/outdoor space in your life, we would love to help you design your dream! Contact J.Montgomery Designs for a virtual consultation.