In your quest to make the most of your outdoor living room, consider pepping up your side yard style. This oft-ignored little slice of backyard may not be a large area, but that does not mean it can’t serve a function as an extra seating, entertaining or play area/. Here are our suggestions for ways… Continue Reading.
Category: Outdoor Design Tips
There is one style that is a perennial favorite amongst designers and particularly those here in southern California and that is midcentury modern. Its clean lines and organic curves lend themselves to our contemporary lifestyles and blend right in with the oceanside landscape in our backyards. With that in mind, here are several ideas that… Continue Reading.
As many of us spent more time at home in the past year, home improvement was the name of the game. Perhaps you took on new landscaping projects or finally renovated your kitchen or bath. Some of you may have taken the time to enclose your back porch in order to comfortably use that outdoor… Continue Reading.
Not all of us are blessed with a large outdoor living area. Some of us have compressed spaces in which to enjoy the outdoors – whether that is a rooftop terrace or a small patch of grass – with no room for anything that does not count in terms of comfort, functionality and aesthetic value…. 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.