Category Archives: outdoor living

Chic Combination: Leaf Green & Sky Blue

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a post featuring spaces with shades of green and blue reminiscent of fresh leaves and clear skies.


Check it out here!

image credits: 1- mark d. sikes, 2- aerin, beauty at home
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Chic Combination: Black, White, and Red

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a new installment of Chic Combinations.  I’m featuring the elegant and romantic combination of red white and black.


Click on over to check it out.

image source: photography by mario testino for vogue
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Loving Lately…

The color story of this photo…


The relaxed vibe of this fresh outdoor patio area…


The ornate detail on this pink gate door…loving-8-10-ariannabelleblog_3

The idea of a dinner party on the beach…


 image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
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It’s Starting to Feel Like Summer

Hope you all had a great weekend! Saturday I went hiking with the fam, and yesterday, Memorial Day, though I did a bit of work during the day, I took a break from the never ending to-do list, and generally took it easy.


My husband had the day off from work so we both headed up to my parent’s house. My mom had set up the gazebo and outdoor furniture, my dad had the day off of work (which is a rare occasion since he usually works 7 days a week), and the weather was near perfect. We grilled, ate way too much and enjoyed a nice laid-back evening outside.  


I know summer technically doesn’t start until June 21st, but days like this make it feel like summer.  Looking forward to more days of dining alfresco, and very soon days spent at the beach and at the pool.

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Wicker Chairs

There’s something about wicker that just adds a lovely casual warmth to a space. Love it used in chairs for dining spaces both outdoors and in:

I’m thinking of getting some wicker chairs for our patio. Do you have any wicker in your home?

More wicker: baskets

image sources: 1-found via sacramento street, 2-via pinterest, 3-via pinterest, 4- via houzz, 5-architectural digest, 6-via cote de texas, 7-photography by francois halard for house & garden, june 2004
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Currently Inspired by…

…colorful outdoor living spaces…

My little patio looks nothing like this and these spaces make me want to change that stat!

Doesn’t all that color lift your mood?

1-via the beautiful soup, 2-via absolutely beautiful things, 3-via unknown, 4-via pinterest, 5-elle decor, 6-via aged and gilded
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