Monday, April 1, 2013

guest post { On the Beach: Outdoor Spaces }

Today I return from a vacation at the PURE "Sol" Beach House - I miss the beach already! Here is the perfect start to your Monday, a guest post from Mari, a writer for Arcadian Home. Enjoy!!

Hello, all! I'm Mari from Arcadian Home blog, a fantastic place to find lots of interior design inspiration and decorating ideas including fabulous lighting fixtures from contemporary floor lamps to outdoor hanging lanterns. I'm so happy to be visiting with you here at PURE Inspired Design with a guest post about outdoor spaces on the beach. Reading about Samantha's beautiful new beach house evoked visions of lovely porches and decks open to the salty air. Thus, this little visual tour that we're calling "On the Beach: Outdoor Spaces" was born. Today, I've brought along eight images of outdoor spaces with breathtaking ocean views to share with you and inspire your beach house dreams. I hope you enjoy exploring them!
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The soaring living space in this ocean-side home opens up directly onto a beautiful deck right on the water. The neutral palette and sleek style of furnishings means that the spaces flow seamlessly from indoors to out.
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From the wide open space above, we turn to a small outdoor space enclosed on three sides by pristine white seating. It's the perfect spot for relaxing or entertaining on an intimate scale.
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This contemporary blue and white covered deck gives new meaning to the phrase "sea view." The glass pendant light is surrounded by a circular metal cage—the only black object visible in the space.

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Samantha says she's seeing a lot of sustainable teak outdoor furniture lately. This wood that ages beautifully is a great earth-friendly option for furnishing beach house outdoor spaces. The dining set above is made by Gloster. The company says the teak it uses is sourced from sustainable plantations.

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Samantha also says FSC-certified eucalyptus is another one of the eco-friendly woods for beach home outdoor furniture. The Pottery Barn website writes of this Faraday dining table and chairs, "We’ve updated the design for the rigors of the outdoors with sustainably harvested, naturally durable eucalyptus."


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This seating collection called the Melbourne is also made of teak that left untreated will over time take on a silvery aged look. These three furniture sets illustrate a few of the myriad of possibilities for furnishing seaside outdoor rooms with environmentally sound and beautiful furniture.

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Yes, I know this isn't technically an outdoor space, but it's certainly up close and personal with the ocean. The minimalist furnishings, contemporary lamps and most of all the view are stunning.

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Iconic Panton chairs look lovely in any room and now we know what a great design choice they are to add a Mid-Century style to a dining space fitted perfectly between swimming pool and sea.

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What do you think of these outdoor spaces? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to come by for more home decor, lighting and interior inspirations!

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see these inspirational beach outdoor spaces and they really look elegant and fancy. I also love how the outdoor furniture arranged.

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