It’s here. The time to start living life outside is upon us! Lounging, dining, entertaining – it’s time for it all to happen outdoors and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m currently working on a little outdoor entertaining update (that I’m going to share with you very soon), so I’ve been banking inspiration images of outdoor spaces like crazy. If, like me, you have dream outdoor spaces on the brain, get ready to start pinning.

10 inspiring outdoor spaces on apartment 34

A built-in banquette is my longterm yard goal. It might be very long term, but it’s always good to have a stretch goal, right?

10 inspiring outdoor spaces on apartment 34

A sweet bench seat offers a nice little respite, extra seating for party guests or a place to hide with a book when you can steal 30 mins for yourself!

10 inspiring outdoor spaces on apartment 34

Someday a complete outdoor living room will be mine – rattan ottoman included.

10 inspiring outdoor spaces on apartment 34

Bohemian vibes mean you’ll be hard pressed to ever head back inside.

10 inspiring outdoor spaces on apartment 34

If minimalism is more your style then a stunning woodblock dining table and matching benches would be a beautiful solution for you.

10 inspiring outdoor spaces on apartment 34

Someday, I will tile everything my eye can see I swear. I also spy more rattan.

A mosquito net creates a relaxed, luxurious feel while serving very practical purposes as well – no one likes to get bit! A total win-win.

What are in your outdoor space dreams? With a week until Memorial Day, don’t you think it’s time to make them come true?

Here’s the most popular outdoor table I ever set

This cocktail is Memorial Day perfection

More creative outdoor design ideas

These modern outdoor spaces make my heart happy

Breakfast al fresco anyone?


image sources in order of appearance: sunset magazine | censational girl | my domaine | cheetah is the new black | the style filesemily henderson | ikea

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  1. The outdoor spaces look amazing, so cozy and peaceful.

  2. Thanks for featuring our salvaged L shaped bench. Growsgreen Landscape Design. Would you mind linking to our website. Love your blog- glad to have found it- Beth

    1. Hi Beth – I love your design! I actually found your work through the feature and images that Sunset Magazine shot so it’s linked there. We’re interested in redoing our yard at some point. We should chat!

      1. Definitely! Contact me if you want via my website. Would love to collaborate! Love love love your work.

  3. What a beautiful round-up – so full of inspiration!

  4. Are there plans for the built-in banquette, I would love to look at them.
    Thank you, Kathy