6.14.2010

Outdoor Living

Remember my 'Around The House' post here?.... Given intermittent snow storms in May and jam packed weekends, it's taken time to get back to my little outdoor oasis. I've been assembling chairs non stop and I wasn't at all kidding when I said I've been collecting the goods for over a year. I desperately need some plantings... but it all takes time. In the meantime, this was so fun to pull together and I'm delighted to share the results! What do you think loves? xo e

76 comments:

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! I looove the navy/yellow color combo! xx

haircutting in high heels said...

I love it! So zen and tranquil, I love a deck. Is that you love? Wow, I thought it was a model from a pick you might have snagged from the internet like me! ;) You and your family look amazing thank you for the sneak peek.
x
Gina

Staley Mc said...

It looks great! I love it! You and your boys are too cute!

other-option said...

It's amazing!

lisaroy said...

Love it! especially your rugs! who wouldn't want to spend all day everyday out there?! : )

Kara said...

Just perfect!

Melanie said...

Ooooh, what a wonderful place to lounge and have a summery cocktail! You and your boys are just gorgeous.

christine said...

It looks fantastic!! Where are those rugs from - I saw some similar ones at Wal-Mart of all places, I just love them!

You are by far the most stylish thing to man a BBQ!! So cute!

Beatriz said...

Erica you are SO FREAKING CUTE!! It almost hurts. The outdoor lounge space looks fab, and I am totally digging the Tibetan Buddha ;)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend Love!
B.

Scientific Housewife said...

Looks amazing, like straight out of a magazine!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

jaw dropping moment! stunning and you are gorgeous, and your family is way too cute!!

Brittany said...

absolutely love it!

charmaine said...

Amazing! Love the color combo. You and your boys are gorgeous!

blydesign said...

Wow! It looks great and your family is adorable!

Mrs C said...

oooh well done you, all lovely...the outdoor space, the boys and you! still want to know how you "do it all" hun x

Cashon&Co said...

I LOVE the yellow accents, and that rug is awesome. but the best part is you in that yellow apron with the flower in your hair. you look like a model! gorgeous!!! wow! and your whole family is just adorable!

Amy King said...

Love the space. where are the furniture and rugs from? I would love to do an outdoor space like yours. Thanks!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow, you're such a hottie!!! I can't belive you're a mother of five!! And your oasis is fabulous. Love it!!

xx
dagny


PS - We're hosting a giveaway with Norwegian Elle Interiør for a full year's international subscription!

paula said...

I would love to lounge out there for hours! you look just darling, still can't believe you have had so many boys.

Leah said...

Incredible! Really love it!

Sarah B said...

It looks fabulous - as do you - straight from a fashion magazine! Aren't your boys handsome :)

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

*great* photos!
love the stilettos-while-grillin' look!
...and it goes without saying that your outdoor space looks amazing.

Erica @ Decorica said...

It's so stylish! Looks like a great place to hang out.

LINDA from OEKE said...

You must be the most stylish mum I have ever seen. Your 5 boys must be so proud of their stylish beautiful mum!! LOVE the outdoor space. I miss the blue sky at the moment (we are in winter here). Love the wire side table, the hurricane lamps, the yellow feature colours to offset the blue .. love it all. Well done. You are too cool (-:

Andrea Johnson said...

Love it Erica! I have to have that rug, love it.

Privet and Holly said...

LOOK at YOU! What a gorgeous space and an even more gorgeous family! You certainly have been collecting goodies and it all came together, didn't it? LOVE it all! xx Suzanne

Yahnay said...

I love the colours you have used.. very fresh, the rug is a great design too, Oh and your BBQ outfit is gorgeous. I love it all.Im sure you and your fam will have some great days of entertaining in your new space.

Hamptontoes said...

Okay, the amazing outdoor space takes a backseat to you and your ensemble; and your amazing family! Wow, how lucky are you? Your gorgeous, have a yummy family and your talented! Love this post!

Hamptontoes said...

Oh, I have an apron post coming up...thought I'd share since you are sporting yours!

{The Classy Woman} said...

I love the colors you chose-so Nautical! :) Love the pic of you with the apron and how it matches the decor. ;)

~Karla

Yahnay said...

I just thought I should let you know that you have been tagged in a Q&A game. You can check it out on my blog.

White Cabana said...

Gorgeous time a gazillion! Love it all!
-Jordana

ERIKA said...

wow! everything looks fantastic. i love seeing you and your boys together!

Deliciously Organized said...

WOW! Stunning! And you look gorgeous!

Karena said...

Erica, I adore it, the colors and design are fabulous!! Wonderful family pics!

Come see what I have put together for Catherine's Party!

Karena
Art by Karena

La Dolfina said...

I think you steal the show!!!!!!!!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the pictures of you and your adorable boys! My husband is one of 4 boys.
Your outdoor space is so stylish...it really does look like a magazine shot! The colors are fabulous!

Mariska Meijers said...

Looks fabulous Erica!

Jesse said...

Swoon Swoon Swoon, sister this looks gorgeous! Where did you get your rug and pillows?

sheila said...

AMAZING Erica!!!!!! xooxoxs

Andrea said...

oh my god, its sheer perfection! You have give me a ton of inspiration for my own outdoor space!

Cara said...

looks amazing!
PS. I am a new follower-love the blog!
<3 Cara

A Room For Everyone said...

Very luxurious! Amazing..And you look absolutely gorgeous! Rachaelxx

Hello Lover... said...

You are too cute! It is turning out wonderful - love your colors - I wish I could lounge around out there!

Cassie said...

where did you find the outdoor rug? love it!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You oasis is tremendous but not as fabulous as you in that yellow apron & flower and your amazing boys. You are truly blessed! I can only imagine how much you all are going to enjoy that fun outdoor space.
Hope you'll be sitting there relaxing (if only for a bit) this weekend Erica!

xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The fabulousness of your outdoor space is exceeded by your personal fabulousness! Seriously cute and your family, too!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

HA! i love it all....great job..and you're so cute in your outfit.

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Eva's House said...

Hi, I just came across your wonderful blog and wonderful family, congrats!

LindsB said...

1. Amazing outdoor space you have. 2. what a beautiful family and 3. HOLY HOTNESS, do you always grill in such a hot outfit?

xoxox

monkeygrasshill said...

I thought the picture w/ you in the apron was an ad/model. It took me a minute to figure out that it was you--the real deal. You look great, your family in beautiful and the outdoor room is great!!

Julie

Rachel said...

I love how this turned out - the navy with the yellow and white. It all matches your apron perfectly!! ;-) It definitely looks like a great place to hang out this summer!

Taylor Sterling said...

OMG I love it! The yellow pops and you look stunning! Is that your family?! They are stunning too!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

What a beautiful family you have dear.
And you are stunning.
I LOVE the stripes and style of the porch!!

My Domicile Style said...

What a great backyard! The pictures are adorable, love the apron and the whole retro look.

Wahzat Gayle said...

your spaces and your family are Gorgeous

design traveller said...

I like the graphic-style pillows and carpets. I's summer in Oslo now, everyone is grilling :)

Gaia said...

i love the combination of the colors you've chosen!
And what a beautiful family you have
Gaia

Mirela said...

Love, LOVE, LOVE IT....you and your family are just gorgeous!!!! xx

Tiina said...

i love your space, specially the rug! and girl, you look stunning!!

Chelsey said...

I love how it all turned out! Great work pulling it all together. And if that is you in the darling apron and heels than you are a perfect fit in that space, what a babe!

Anna said...

All so gorgeous darling...but not as gorgeous as your family..adorable x

Angie said...

HOW cute are you!?!? LOVE the space!!!!

Anna Sue Moss said...

Love it! Look at that gorgeous oasis and your beautiful family. You rock! xoxo Sara

Debby said...

You have a gorgeous family!! I am so glad to see you posted your, "hot grillin' photo!!" Too bad you are so far away because I would be parking my butt in that lounge chair ~ love your outdoor space. xo

Ryan Kay said...

The colors are BEAUTIFUL! :) Love all the photos! Cute family :)

Hampton said...

You totally rock the apron look! Great outdoor space--love the blue wall and graphic white clock--have a fab day!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

What a great outdoor space!
and what a large back yard and deck you have,, so fabulous!!
love it!
Happy monday!

xoxo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

Bryn said...

I just came across your blog and I just ADORE it!! I did a post all about your office: http://brynalexandra.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-to-me-moth-design.html

Leigha said...

OMG - Love at first sight. That navy blue rug is to die for. The buddha head is gorgeous. And your family is beautiful, too.

Oonafey said...

It looks amazing! I love how practical, yet pretty it is. And I adore your apron!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I love your oasis. Beautiful

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

this is perfect. your view looks amazing as well!

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

I've missed your blog updates...haven't heard from you for a while, are you okay?

Third Avenue Style said...

Erica - Hope all OK with you. You are very quiet over there.....

Your boys are divine by the way & as for your fabulous dress, well what can one say?

Love,
Katie

bazaarofserendipity said...

OMG LOVE!

 
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