Sunday, July 28, 2013

Favorite New Spot



Life has dramatically improved around here since we "made over" our yard...


We look forward to starting our mornings right here with a deliciously consistent cafe latte from our Nespresso machine, another wonderful "improvement" to our morning ritual!


I seriously feel like I am on vacation when I spend time out here.


I fling open the doors of our Dining Room and let the outside in.


I've always dreamed of a backyard that would rise up to greet me and I'm still pinching myself that it's become a reality!


I finally finished the large oyster shell mirror a few weeks ago and am loving how it looks.


We also pulled together a nice arrangement under the green Chinoiserie mirror that hangs on the chimney providing a nice focal point.


 I dug out this great modern Asian style console table from my prop shop and was thrilled that it fit the space so perfectly!
 

It should function nicely to serve cocktails & hors d'oeuvres and dessert & coffee.


The mirror reflects the tented pavilion with the white rose garden beyond.





Just a few treasures to set the scene...


 A new pillow for the rattan chaise.


And best of all!
 

A bumper crop of 6 varieties of tomatoes!


Life is good!



 
 

13 comments:

Kathysue said...

Omgosh Terri!! It looks amazing, love each and every element you have added to your beautiful new backyard. The tomatoes, must realllly love it there, so healthy and green soon to be red!
Great job sweetie,
xo Kathysue

Leslie said...

Hi Terri, Love that oyster shell mirror! What a great idea to reflect your beautiful outdoors. It's no wonder you enjoy coffee out there every morning .. it looks like a resort and your lounge chair looks so comfy! Have fun:) xxleslie

Karen Albert said...

Dear Terri,
This is such a wondrous total transformation. I would probably just live out on your terrace. Your special accessories make it shine!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

Geri said...

I love all the white, but how do you keep it so clean and pristine? Especially that gorgeous canopy! Southern California may have much more dust, which would explain!

Love your new getaway!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful outdoor space. So crisp and clean looking with all the whites and bright greens. Great job on putting it together.

Anonymous said...

Lovely yard! Who wouldn't want to spend time hanging out there?

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous! looks ready for a magazine spread....

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Beautiful spaces...can't wait to see your ripe tomatoes, too!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Maryann, believe it or not but those are ripe green cherry tomatoes and they are delicious!

Delores Arabian said...

I so love your new backyard. I remember the old one and this is such a wonderful makeover. The gravel, tent and dining table are just gorgeous. Magazine worthy! ~Delores

La Dolfina said...

Wow, coming from you Dolores, that means the world!
I've seen the backyard makeovers you've done for your friends as well as your own amazing yards!
Thank you :)

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Terri, Your yard really is amazing! So lovely. I cannot believe how big your tomatoes have grown. That was fast and that spot really was perfect for them! I have been having a good year with mine as well. Hope you are enjoying summer!

xx
Kim

for the love of a house said...

Just gorgeous Terri! Love that shell mirror and your rattan chaise. I can see why you enjoy the space so much. And those tomatoes are amazing!
xxjoan

p.s. Regarding your question about inexpensive frames, I would check Ikea or Michael's (with coupon of course;)