Welcome summer! Today’s post is inspired by the beautiful weather we are having here in The Netherlands. To celebrate the summer weather I am showing you some gorgeous outdoor areas.
A gorgeous alfresco setting for dinner at sunset.
A confident mix of five or more shades of pink creates a vibrant, co-ordinated look. The bench seating creates a relaxed atmosphere prefect for outdoor entertaining.
Books are used to create an intellectual vibe. Great styling for a book club lunch or dinner!
A dominant palette of pinks, from salmon to cerise, helps to unify patterned and plain cushions in this laid-back alfresco dining area. Painted stone walls give the space a sunny Mexican-feel.
(image source: 1. Domino, 2. unknown, 3. Living etc, 4. unknown, 5. Living etc.)
At the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010 Lisbon firm Aires Mateus Architects are exhibiting these houses with sandy floors called Casa Areia. The project comprises seaside accommodation made of wooden frames covered in natural fibres. Sand covers the floor in the kitchen and living space, connecting them to the beach and landscape outside.
The architects: “This project was build on the sand that is a natural and abundant material that was transported to the interior of the common places (the living room and the kitchen) giving this way the connection between the environment and the new and totally integrated construction.