July 22, 2010

Luxury Living: The Great Outdoors in Style

Posted in houston interior design, Uncategorized tagged , , at 12:30 pm by luxuryforthehome

By Leslie Hassler, Houston Interior Design

Welcome to our second installment of planning your outdoor space.  This article deals with determining the style for your outdoor area.  The outdoor area can be an extension of your indoor space either toned-down or pumped-up, it can be a transition point between your home and your landscape, or it can blend with the rest of your landscape design.

What I do recommend to you is to whichever way you choose to go, go with style!  Seems like a strange comment?  Well while doing research for this blog,  I found the same style or cookie-cutter approach, over and over and over.  Take a look at this.

I really want to encourage you to be inspired and think of new ways to use materials to support your PERSONAL style.    A designer that I look to for inspiration outdoors is Jamie Durie.  One reason to look to his work for inspiration is the amazing amount of personalization he gives his client’s spaces.  They are original and that is what your area should be ~ a personal statement of luxury.

A casual Tuscan feel to this dining area, welcomes you and your guest to a wonderful dinner.

This outdoor mecca, really brings the indoors out. It is sheltered with all the convenience of an indoor gourmet kitchen. The multiple levels to this area are just splendid and makes entertaining here an event. I especially loved the arc shaped firewood storage area.

A contemporary design that creates something special for the homeowner.

So what will our inspiration be for this project?  It will be this lovely french country inspired veranda, featured in the June/July 2009 issue of Southern Accents Magazine (sadly a magazine no longer in production).  I love the airy mood that is punctuated with the intense blue and vibrant yellow.  I also love the bee hive scones – simple, elegant, and fresh.

French Country Inspired Outdoor Area, featured in Southern Accents, 2009.

Luxury For The Home believes that true luxury is not about ostentation or expense.  It is about simplicity. Sanctuary. Comfort.  It’s the beauty that happens when everything, including you, has its own ideal space.

Are you ready to bring luxury into your home?  For more ideas sign up for our newsletter, or to schedule a consultation, please call me at 281-701-2461.

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