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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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.

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  8. Looks amazing, like straight out of a magazine!

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

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

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  11. Wow! It looks great and your family is adorable!

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

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. 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!

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

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  17. Incredible! Really love it!

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

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

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

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  21. 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 (-:

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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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!

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

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

    ~Karla

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  28. 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.

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  29. Gorgeous time a gazillion! Love it all!
    -Jordana

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

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  31. 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

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  32. I think you steal the show!!!!!!!!

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  33. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. where did you find the outdoor rug? love it!

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  40. 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

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

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

    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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

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  46. 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!

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

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

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

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  50. your spaces and your family are Gorgeous

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

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

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

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

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  55. 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!

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

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

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

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  59. 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

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

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

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  62. 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/

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  63. 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

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

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

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  66. this is perfect. your view looks amazing as well!

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

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  68. 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

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