I spent the bulk of last weekend in Lake Geneva relaxing with my good friend Rachel. My favorite part of the weekend was spent in the afternoon, sipping Coronas and dishing magazines and reality T.V. on the porch. It got me thinking of the importance of outdoor living spaces in the summer.
What's unavoidably charming about porches and patios is they're all about socializing: no T.V. no computers, just the company of others and the great outdoors. While my porch at home is a little small for my liking, these are some porches, patios and decks that I'm swooning over:
Above 4 images: Cottage Living
So, what do you think? It's a pretty big mix of styles, huh? The common thread is that each one looks like a place you can sit back, relax and stay awhile.