When we put out a call to see your outdoor summer spaces, readers submitted more than 100 photos of the patios, decks, and sunporches. And oh my — seriously, one photos was more enticing than then next. Take a spin through this slide show — I chose 10 great photos to spotlight — and all you will want to do is head outside to sip a tall cold anything, or as House of Gadget says of her photo, above:
…Pick a lemon off the tree for your whiskey sour at House of Gadget’s bar.
All these spaces are so colorful and cheery. And as I look through the photos, I see that most of these backyards, patios, porches and sunrooms are furnished with vintage finds… no million dollar spaces here. Thrifty, affordable = less stress, more happy. Click on through for nine more outdoor spaces with low on pretentious, high on sane retro charm –>
My porch has great jalousie windows on 3 sides and is plugged into the groovy 1960′s whole house stereo system. The patio furniture came with the house and I found the table and chairs on CL for a pittance. This view is from my fav spot in the house — the chaise lounge!!
Kathryn and Robert’s Homecrest set
Laura’s front porch. Chair set is Salterini. Door from craigslist, $20.
Living in the mountain comunity of Idyllwild, CA it’s always a pleasure to pull out the ol’ soft tub when the weather warms up. Our little corner of our cabin deck acts as a “cozy” little vintage paradise. Although the soft tub is about 10 years old, I dig the 70′s orange!
3 season porch – Mark, Indianapolis
Darren’s front patio in Melbourne, Australia
In progress: side porch made to a room made back into a side porch like it should be…almost done! – Larry
Great photos, everyone — thank you! — So Inspiring!