With the end of the year approaching, it may be time to start thinking about ways to refresh your backyard oasis. One way to redo it without having to invest in all new furnishings is to add fresh pops of new color to your outdoor space. Here we look at Pantone’s suggestions for a fresh… Continue Reading.
Category: Outdoor Design Tips
High quality outdoor furnishings for your luxury backyard oasis are an investment. As such, you expect them to last for years and still retain their good looks. That is why is important to make wise choices and ensure that the pieces you select can withstand sun, rain, heat and saltwater spray. Here is a short… Continue Reading.
Is your San Diego area home built around a courtyard? Many Southern California homes use mission design and courtyards were quite popular back in the early days of the state so they are found commonly in the area. While they are quite functional and can be very pleasing to the eye, they are not always… Continue Reading.
Fall is here and many of us are taking advantage of the spectacular weather to host outdoor gatherings again with safe social distancing in place. In order to make the most of entertaining in your backyard oasis this fall, there are several key pieces that should be part of your decorating plan. Here are our… Continue Reading.
Does your San Diego area home have a front porch? No matter how small it may be, there is no reason you cannot style it big. Your front porch is the first impression visitors receive of your home and it should reflect your personality and echo the design of your house and backyard. Especially as… Continue Reading.
When you spend time in your backyard oasis, the goal is to relax and enjoy the time outdoors. It may be that your outdoor space needs a bit of help in that regard. How plush is your furniture? Do you hav enough shade to over all the areas where it is needed? How about heat… Continue Reading.
Is your deck drab and dull? If your outdoor space does not feel inviting and lacks visual appeal, then now is the time to turn it into a dreamy deck where you will be proud to entertain and visitors will be happy to linger. Use these tips for designing an outdoor living room with loads… Continue Reading.
With so many of us enjoying the outdoors as much as possible these days, it is only natural to think of your deck as an extension of your indoor living space. And just as you would not want to live in a messy, cluttered house, neither should your deck be strewn with gardening tools, furniture… Continue Reading.
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” so go the lyrics of a famous Gershwin tune. If you want to make living in your backyard oasis easy and comfortable, you need to create outdoor seating design that inspires you to move from the indoors to the out, to get up off the couch and find a… Continue Reading.
No doubt your backyard has received a lot of use over the past couple months. And as you spend more time outside with your family, you may have identified certain deficiencies in the layout and design. Now is the perfect time to take care of those issues. Use our tips for creating an engaging outdoor… Continue Reading.
Even when things aren’t bright and cheery in life, we can create a bright and cheery color environment in the backyard oasis of our home. After all, this is the place where we go to enjoy the coastal outdoors in the San Diego area, to relax and entertain, to enjoy a bit of peace and… Continue Reading.
This year, Pantone chose a very easy color as their 2020 Color of the Year to incorporate in our homes, both inside and out: Classic Blue. It is a serene color, not too dark but deep enough to mimic stormy seas and early evening light. Because it is so closely aligned with elements found in… Continue Reading.
Ah, rest and relaxation! That’s exactly what you are looking forward to when you get home at the end of a long day. But does your outdoor living room resemble more of a hazard zone than the perfect backyard retreat? Use these tips to transform your backyard into the oasis you deserve to enjoy each… Continue Reading.
Have you always wanted a backyard where everyone in your family and surrounding neighborhood gather to have a good time? If you current outdoor living area isn’t quite up to snuff in terms of style, comfort and usability, then use these tips to create a party friendly backyard sure to be the hub for fun. … Continue Reading.
With the end of summer in sight, you may think you will be using your luxury outdoor living room less. But, with a bit cooler weather on the way, the opposite should be true. In fact, this fall is the perfect time to plan a staycation in your backyard resort. Here are a few suggestions… Continue Reading.
Not everyone in the San Diego area is blessed with a large space for a backyard oasis. If you have limited square footage outdoors you can still turn the space into an area that rivals a high-end resort. Here are our small yard design tips to maximize and transform your backyard into a destination made… Continue Reading.
For most of us, having a luxury backyard oasis equipped for relaxing, swimming and entertaining is the dream. But sometimes our backyard just isn’t enough space for doing it all – or it doesn’t quite fit our goals. Why not use all the outdoor square footage around your house? There’s no reason to keep all… Continue Reading.
How does your home look when viewed from the front? Even if you do not plan on sticking a “for sale” sign in the front yard anytime soon, a guest’s or new neighbor’s first impression of your home starts with what they see out front. It won’t hurt that you’ll be thrilled by new changes… Continue Reading.
As we swing into the most popular time of year here in beautiful San Diego, it may be time to take a fresh look at your front porch. As the first area that most people notice about your home, a spiffed-up front porch is a vivid representation of you and your family. You will surely… Continue Reading.
As we wind down our fabulous spring in San Diego activity posts, we want to remind you that at the end of every day, you can wind down and enjoy the best of this season right in your San Diego backyard oasis. It’s always a good idea to get out and find new things to do in this dynamic… Continue Reading.
Now that you have read through our March blog tips for cleaning your patio and outdoor furnishings, you may want to give a bit of attention to the little details that will take your outdoor entertaining to the next level this season. Consider these small ways to spruce up your deck for spring that will… Continue Reading.
One of the biggest advantages of living in the San Diego area is our weather. We enjoy very temperate conditions year round in southern California, which make it the perfect location to enjoy outdoor activities every month. As spring approaches, we are looking forward to some of the best temperatures of the year. Why not… Continue Reading.
How long has it been since you’ve taken a good, long look at your backyard oasis and found ways to make it more comfortable, more efficient and more livable? With the advent of the new year, now is an ideal time to perfect your perfect outdoor living room. Try these tips for enhancing the outdoor… Continue Reading.
Do you have a she-shed or man cave in your backyard? These nifty spaces are often treated as an extension of your luxury outdoor living room, bringing some of its elements indoors while sharing space with the outdoors. As such, it should be richly appointed and contain all the furnishings and accessories necessary to be… Continue Reading.
Have you heard? The Pantone 2019 Color of the Year has been released and it’s the “life-affirming” shade of Living Coral. While not every critic agrees about the timing – after all, coral reefs are dying off at an alarming rate – we consider this hue to be one that is very easy to work… Continue Reading.