5.25.2010

The Outdoor Room

Remember this post (here) about my little outdoor room? I am so pleased to say that my outdoor living space is finished (for now) and I can share it with all of you! What do you think loves? xo

Seating is comprised of 2 twin beds. Reconfigured, they provide ample accommodation for guests.  
These tables were a consignment store find. Sprayed white, they're definitely worth the twenty dollars I paid for them.
A lovely spot for lunch, or a game (bored game as we call it) to pass the time on a rainy day.
The cork flooring was salvaged from a minor flood in my home. The soffits/fascia are also made from old cedar fence boards. I love repurposing materials that would otherwise be garbage.
Floor cushions provide extra seating. Birch branches draw the eye up to a wooden deer head.
I'm smitten with the oversized brass trumpet fixture I found. 
A small electric fireplace provides warmth on cooler days.
I love using accessories to give the appearance that a fireplace is real. Here an owl holds birch kindling.
This loft space provides sleeping accommodations for two and will soon receive a library ladder and safety rails made of a trestle inspired garden trellis. So, who wants to come and visit?? xo

109 comments:

  1. Erica! It looks great! I would spend hours in there reading its so gorgeous!

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  2. Ok I LOVE this room! Haven't been so inspired in a while! So creative to put the twin beds together like that to look like a sectional and I'm loving the white, blue and green. Great job!

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  3. Gorgeous Erica! I loooove those pillows! Great choices:)

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  4. Just lovely - you've done a fantastic job, Erica!

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  5. Looks great! Love those dining chairs and your colors!

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  6. Erica... this looks SO GOOD!! Totally brilliant and so inviting. Love it! Fab work ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful day Love!
    B.

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  7. Looks great Erica! Love the color combo, love everything! Great job!

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  8. This looks amazing. You have all the special touches and a great color scheme. Interesting textures and pieces. I would say this room has the whole package. Love it, great job, Kudos to you!! Happy tuesday,Kathysue

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  9. Erica, you are SO talented my friend! :) What a gorgeous room, I love those chairs-the detail in lovely.

    ~Karla

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  10. it's really a fantastic space. i love the white, pops of greens and blues, paired with all the natural elements!

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  11. Oh what a brilliant space. You even made cupcakes to match.

    Love it!

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  12. What a great room! I love it. Totally my kind of room!

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  13. I do! I'd love spending time in that room, you did a fantastic job!!! Blue and white is my favorite color scheme.

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  14. wow - you've done an amazing job! I'm in the process of working on my screened in porch with a daybed and am still on the hunt for the perfect pair of chairs and table to play 'bored' games too! Love your owl with kindling, your lanterns, floor cushions, twig mirror, trumpet fixture... alright, I love the whole thing!! : )

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  15. oh me, i want to visit! slash live there. the best part of this room is exactly everything - can't pick a favorite detail. the twin beds are genius - been thinking about something similar and totally must now!

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  16. It looks amazing! Nice job. I'd love to play a board game and sleep in your loft. Great use of space.

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  17. Beautiful!!! You did a fab job, when should I schedule my visit - LOL!

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  18. It looks fantastic! I love all the natural wood elements and shades of blue. Lucky you for getting to hang out in there!

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  19. Gorgeous!!! LOVE the chairs!!

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  20. Count me in! It's gorgeous! I love the wise ol' owl keeping watch.
    -Jordana

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  21. Me, me, me, I want to come and visit! I love the natural wood ceiling. Such a great room!

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  22. It's gorgeous! I would spend all my time there. what a great escape.

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  23. Fabulous, love the colour scheme so fresh and cheerful. The perfect retreat!

    All things nice...

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  24. How beautiful Erica! I would love to sleep in your outdoor room. It would be like sleeping under the stars!

    BTW, did you receive the doll for your little boo?

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  25. wonderful job! the birch branches are just the touch and I love that large owl container...

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  26. so *that's* what's been keeping you! it looks fantastic -- and i want to come stay!!xo

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  27. It's gorgeous Erica! I bet you enjoyed the long weekend hanging out in there! xoxo

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  28. Erica, you can't even imagine how obsessed I am with you home!!

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  29. I love your colors. Your room looks very calming and welcoming. What a wonderful space to have!

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  30. Erica, you are a genius! Why didn't I think of using two single beds like that? And you've done an amazing job decorating and styling the room - I love the blue and green accents, in fact I love absolutely everything! Gorgeous! k xx

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  31. this is AMAZING! can i please visit?

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  32. Wow!! You always amaze me! I wish I could finish my projects down to the last detail. How do you do it?

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  33. Looks fabulous - what a great nook you've created! -erica

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  34. So nice, Erica - I love the mixture of pillows! x

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  35. Your outdoor room is bigger than my living room, so yes please..would love to stay! What a brilliant job you've done. I really like everything about it and would love to curl up there with a good book.

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  36. that's is so beautiful luv ..it turned out amazing love the color scheme xxxx

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  37. I think it is GORGEOUS Erica! Love your use of colors and textures. LOVE the ceiling!

    Polly

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  38. I think we should have our girlie sleep over in that room when I visit. I like your phone :)

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  39. OMG, this is simply gorgeous! The space, colors, decor...breathtaking! Wish I had a space like that to decorate. Well at the least, you've inspired me to buy a pouf! That will fit in my office!

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  40. i love this room sooo much! i would want to hang out in it EVERYDAY!
    where did you get the white infinity chairs:?

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  41. Let me know when I can make my reservation...looks quite inviting! I think I spied the Two's Company owl...is it? The turquoise foot stool/side table is quite fab too! Great job!

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  42. Amazing, beautiful job!
    I LOVE the way you put the 2 beds together to make a couch.
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  43. OMG!!! you have so many comments I dont know if you will even have time to get to mine, but I just wanted to say THIS IS LOVELY!!! You are so good at making your home beautiful.It is so fresh and inviting. I can imagine sitting back and enjoying some sunny days there. Enjoy your new space :)

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  44. looks like such a fantastic space! congrats!

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  45. You are so incredibly talented :)

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  46. I'd come visit :) It looks wonderful! I love how the seating are two twin beds. I am also in love with your chairs - I know someone's already asked, but I'd like the know where they're from, too.

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  47. The chairs are from homesense here, as is the asian blue stool. I cannot take credit for the cupcakes, although I'd love to- they're from Crave Cupcakes here... delicious! The beds are from ikea and are surprisingly comfortable.
    I really do wish I could just have a giant garden party and have you all hang out here. That would be so fun...
    I love your comments, each and every one ;) (Yahnay) Thanks loves! xoxo

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  48. Sign me up to come visit, Erica! This space couldn't be any more breezy and cool ... I just love it.

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  49. I loooove it! Fantastic job! The fireplace touches are perfection!

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  50. I want to visit! This looks gorgeous!! Oh my goodness you did a wonderful job. I love the colors and everything.

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  51. BeaUtiful!!!

    we're on our way over for one of those cupcakes!!

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  52. Looks stunning! Energy beams through my screen!

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  53. WOW! Erika it looks amazing!! I love the white, blue and green combo! It's so fresh and clean. Wish I could come visit and eat those cupcakes on the table. :)

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  54. Wow! How do you do it? And find time to blog like a champ?
    It looks fantastic! Come do mine, I'm all over the place on a milion projects but not seeing any progress.
    Great job girl, your house is FAB!

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  55. That is BEYOND fantastic!!! wow! so peaceful and each piece is so unique! and the colours are so soothing. I want to sit there in that yummy throw blanket with a cup of tea!

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  56. Hi Erica,
    I'm sorry I haven't been over for a while... busy time with graduation upon us! So happy to see this amazing space of yours! It's too too fabulous for words! I'd love to take you up on your invitation... :)
    Seriously it's a dream for a guest. You done good!!!
    xo

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  57. It looks awesome! So happy and crisp and fresh... I love the idea with the beds. I have a couple that I didn't know how to fit in a play room and that will do perfectly.

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  58. PS I tagged you in my post! Come check it out :)

    Hope you had a wonderful day Love!
    B.

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  59. Oh Erica, the space looks fabulous! I've been out of town and out of touch for a while with the blog world. Glad I'm back to check out how the room looks now! $20.00 for those chairs, what a find...

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  60. I love it, so fresh and pretty! Love the owl, the small blue round table, the pouffe, the lanterns on the fireplace... the list goes on!

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  61. wowow, it looks amazing! i can come for visit! really great work and the coloring is so lovely, i'm happy you showed it to us :)
    have a great weekend!
    xo, tiina
    http://elcestockholm.blogspot.com

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  62. This is such a gorgeous space! I love the idea of using the beds for seating. I love the pouf and the garden stool. I love the white chairs and I love the owl stand. Beautiful!

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  63. What a beautiful, sunny space!! I just found your blog via Made by Girl and am looking forward to checking out some of your amazing eye candy!

    Hello from down south in Edmonton!

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  64. Hello. brain fart. As you are well aware, Edmonton is NORTH of Calgary - let me rephrase, hello from up NORTH! haha.

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  65. Oh Forget coming to visit...I want to move in!
    You are such an ever so talented cookie...it is pure joy swinging by your blog...I only wish you would share your loveliness 24/7 ..but yes...I know...we do have a life outside of blogland...although I tend to escape to this one more often than I should..lol

    Have a wonderful weekend lovely x

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  66. I'm your newest follower! I LOVE your home. SO beautiful!

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  67. I just found your blog and i love it!
    Your home is so pretty with all the white;)
    Love it too!
    I just addet you on my bloglist!!!;)

    Greetings from Germany...

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  68. thanks so very much dolls... welcome Caroline and Pudel-design xo

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  69. I love EVERYthing about this space!!! I need your thrifting mojo to get some more furniture in my studio!!

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  70. this space is amazing. i love all the different elements you used, especially the ceiling, dear head, branches, floor cusions, oh heck everything!

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  71. A very creative space, it feels timeless and very cozy - LOVE IT !

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  72. Hi Erica,
    Thank you for stopping over at my blog.
    Also thanks for your sweet comments.
    I love your blog as well, your home looks fantastic :)
    I'll be following!
    Sorry to hear about the snow storm, hopefully it will go away soon!

    Have a great weekend!!
    xoxo
    Edyta
    http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

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  73. Really lovely! It is such a relaxing place. Wonderful job! xo

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  74. ERICA! I'm smitten with it ALL.
    You did a fantastic job!
    Love the white and blue in all it's
    variations ~ so calm and peaceful.
    I also love how you've called
    in Nature from the outside.
    Almost like hanging out in
    a tree house : )
    Hope you are enjoying it
    as I write this! xx P&H

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  75. Hi Erica, this room is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. It looks like something straight out of a magazine shoot. I love the use of the owl holding the kindling - it adds an adorable quirky touch. The colours are very calming - the perfect place to chill out!

    Just wanted to let you know that I have passed a blogger award on to you. Your posts are always inspiring. Come over and pick it up when you get some spare time. Michelle

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  76. It looks fantastic! Soothing and cheerful at the same time. I LOVE the colors. Great job.

    julie

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  77. Beautiful! It is inviting and relaxing, a perfect combo for guests... and sure, count me in when the sleeping loft is ready!!

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  78. Utter gorgeousness! I love how much light you get in the room. It's so relaxing too..Rachaelxx

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  79. I want to visit! Looks like such a lovely spot to relax. I'm jealous of all the windows. Great details... love the mirror, accessories, pillows....

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  80. your outdoor room is simply amazing - so much pretty items in there. Love the owl vase, we;ve been thinking about getting one from Z Galleire! :)

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  81. Had my first visit in the outdoor room with my sister in law and sweet new baby niece. It was quiet and lovely... away from the 7 little boys inside the main house. Just thought that I'd share. :) xoxo e

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  82. Oh my goodness, I want to move in. That space is perfect. Each element is better than the one before. Gorgeous, inspiring... I wish you lived down the block! :-D

    Thanks for sharing. I came from Lisa's place (Crazy Adventures in Parenting); nice to meet you.

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  83. Wow! This is such a beautiful room!! And those twin beds configured in the corner is such a great idea... I might use it in our study where we'd like to have extra space for overnight guests! If we do, I'll be sure to send you pictures. :-)

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  84. I just saw this, love it!! I wish so much that I had an outdoor room to redo.

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  85. I just love this, it's so fresh and uplifting!!!

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  86. Erica, I am your newest follower! Love the blog, and love the idea of pushing together two twin beds to create a couch/bedding! x

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  87. What a great space. So casual and relaxed! Really love what I see.

    Paula M

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  88. ok ok ok i am impressed loving all the white and the blues and greens havent been blogging for a while so just tring to catch up with everyone come on over to beachhouse and see my beachbag giveaway...

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  89. Love this room so much I linked it to my blog today! Just Beautiful!

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  90. Thanks so much Suzanne (beachhouse) and Desiree (chic coastal living) and to all the comments above from before!
    There is such a bank of snow in front of the door I can't even get in there now. Looking forward to spring!

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  91. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Your design is spot on! I have a little "playhouse" just like it in my back yard. Now I just have to convince my family to find another home for all their sports equipment--momma's movin' in!

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  92. Erica ive been a follower , i absolutely adore your design inspirations , breath taking !!!!!! I would love to know what kinda beds those are , i know they are ikea ones, but are they guest beds or single beds .... Great job :-)

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  93. Hey Deann, thanks for the kind words and following right along with me. The beds are two ikea twin boxsprings (sultan aram in grey), with ikea square oak legs and two twin mattresses (I think I went with the Sultan Hamnvik). Hope this helps. :)

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  94. PS- I chose the sultan aram boxspring in grey because the only other colour was white. I knew they'd be covered in a washable fabric, so this way, if I ever choose to do the room in a different colour palate I'll have the flexibility to do so with my choice of a white or grey base. :)

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  95. i love love love your style Erica!
    Lindsay

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  96. Thanks Lindsay! The feelings are mutual. :)

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  97. I am smitten with this space. The owl, the mirror, the pillows, the loft. It's calling my name. Just gorgeous.

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  98. I know I am late to this party, but just discovered your blog and I love. Could you please share the brand and style number of your electric fireplace? I have been in the market for months and yours is just what I have been looking for. Thx much!

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  99. I would also love to know where the fire place is from.

    This room is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  100. Hi babychimom and Anna. Sorry I'm just seeing this now. The fireplace was a Rona purchase. I know that they have similar styles at Canadian Tire too. Hope this helps. :)

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  101. What did you use as a base for the twin mattress/sofa? Thanks! Love your loft, it's so perfect!

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  102. Thanks Unknown.
    The bases are ikea grey boxsprings. They look upholstered. I put square oak legs (that are sold at ikea too) on the base of the box springs and then covered them with twin bedskirts... a king cut in half will work as well. :)

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