After selecting furniture, adding a little shady spot is the next step in creating an outdoor oasis. Here are a few structures that caught my fancy.
The first three are temporary, they could be put up for a party or for the entire summer season.
This changing room/cabana is striking in both color and scale. This would be great tucked into a corner of the yard for reading or to shield a buffet style meal from pests.
Sun sails add a great 3 dimensional graphic element to a backyard, especially over part of a pool and are the most cost effective way to add shade.
A tent like this one would add feeling of intimacy to a dinner party. I have had my eye on this one all summer, I don’t know where I would put it, but I like it!
Three more permanent structures –
This conservatory would be beautiful in a large backyard as a pool house or as a greenhouse to defy a cool climate. I would love to attend a ladies tea in this one.
There are many companies that make sheds and out buildings. This one is my favorite, I have a fantasy of having a pair of these separated by a pergola and patio. One would be my design studio, the other could be filled with my husbands stuff – lawn mowers and barbecue equipment, or could be a simple guest house.
Coming soon….Outdoor Accessorizing