Category Archives: Outdoor Decorating

Creative Screened Porch Design ideas

Modern farmhouse screened porch via Redbud Custom Homes.

When my husband and I first started dating, the house he lived in had a small screened porch built on the back. The screens protected us from mosquitos, a ceiling fan helped temper the hot Indiana summer nights, comfy seating … Continue reading

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Creative Outdoor Fireplace Designs and Ideas

Pool house with beautiful outdoor fireplace

My husband, Keith, and I walk in the evenings through our neighborhood as well as some adjacent ones, and I’m often amazed at some of the outdoor living spaces we see—welcoming porches, tranquil decks, stunning outdoor kitchens, and even gorgeous … Continue reading

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Creative Landscape Ideas with Big Impact

Lavenders and Greens

While enjoying last weekend’s warmer weather, I walked around our yard, making a mental wish list of landscaping updates, including rethinking our front foundation plantings. I’d love to replace the yews that have been there since we built the house, … Continue reading

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Creative Pergola Designs and DIY Options

Modern Painted Pergola

If you’re thinking long term or maybe even in the short term about creative outdoor design ideas, pergolas have really come a long way. Not only do they provide shade and definition for outdoor spaces, they can fit into different … Continue reading

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Creative Fire Pit Designs and DIY Options

Create a beautiful outdoor seating area with gravel and a fire pit. From Style Me Pretty.

I love fall—the changing leaves, the cool evenings, the cozy sweaters I can start wearing again. As the temperature drops and the nights get chilly, what’s better than gathering family and friends around a warm fire pit? Today we’re sharing … Continue reading

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