Spring Fever Dreams

Home Sweet, Indulge

When the weather gets teasingly beautiful, I start to fantasize about throwing open the windows and getting the yard ready to move life outdoors. After a Friday night dinner party, and the end of last week hitting 8 degrees Celsius (which, in Canada, means that people were out on patios) I start to dream; one day, when I grow up (because phrases like that still make sense at 33), I will have an outdoor space that makes me feel like I’m on vacation. A girl can fantasize, right? What landscaping or outdoor living spaces make you salivate? Here’s a peek into my house-porn collection (courtesy of Houzz.com)

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A spot to swing, lazily, under the shelter of trees

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Lunch and hangouts, ironic signage, and plenty of seating for friends

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Whimsical and eclectic with statement indoor features brought outdoors

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Covered seating, casual landscaping and lanterns to light the way.

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Does it get more luxurious than custom lighting, turquoise water and a swanky area to chill, in your own backyard?

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Cozy, and practically a Canadian pre-requisite, a fire pit, lots of greenery and comfortable seating

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With a view from indoors, this courtyard keeps luxury front and center, recliners inviting you to take a moment for yourself, perhaps to contemplate ‘how did I get to be so lucky?’

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Hip, casual and cool, but cheeky in its effortlessness, this bright spot is just begging for foodie guests and an al-fresco lunch

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Again, with the lights, the overhanging architecture and comfy seating. Trying too hard? Hardly.

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Truly the space of my dreams. Fair skin protected by custom shade panels and lighting for evening, … perfect view of the pool

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This space has the best of all things. Hammock. Fire pit. Seating. Dining area. Greenery. I’m in love.

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Sensing a theme? The sitting and dining areas with shade-cover, romantic lighting and water views. I’m pretty sure the cabana has room for guests.

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If I, for some reason, found myself in an arid climate, this mod-zen look would keep me house happy.

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Vacation vibe? Check. What’s behind curtain number one?

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Obviously, every dream home has its own bocci court.

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Sigh.

Sweet dreams, folks. Houzz.com is a Pinterest users wet dream.

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