I’m a homebody through and through, so there’s something especially romantic to me about bringing the indoors outside (and vice versa, for that matter) and letting your domestic sphere spill past whatever physical boundaries might enclose it. Stake my own little piece of mother earth and sprinkle it with my worldly belongings? Hell yeah, I’m about that. Nothing sounds better than holing up with homemade cocktails in my own private enclave under the sun.

Maybe it’s that I’ve spent the last seven years without a backyard of my own, or maybe it’s simply that these outdoor spaces are rad AF, but I’ve got major envy. Here’s what’s inspiring me now:



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The formula for a perfect outdoor space is really simple. You just need somewhere to entertain a few friends, comfy seating, something alive and green, a place to set a cold drink, and fun lighting for the inevitable evenings that last way past sundown.


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image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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