Inspired By: Garden Getaways


Just as I enjoy creating comfortable destination inside, I find outdoor spaces can be designed in much the same way. Design elements, furniture, and architectural pieces can help to define a space and draw you in to a special destination within a yard, garden or patio.

Now that spring is here, I have so many ideas swirling around in my head for “garden getaways” in our new yard. Too many ideas. Honestly, it can be kind of overwhelming to be me sometimes, haha (anyone else overwhelm themselves with all the ideas and possibilities? Yes? No?). But like all inspiration and grand plans, it can take time to dream up and implement the ideas that make the most sense.

In our last yard, we managed my “big dreams” by focusing on one “zone” at a time (see my post on how to design a backyard). See the backyard transformation here. Zeroing in on designing one special area can be a way to stretch the budget and resources as well as a way to help focus attention on one project at a time.

Today you’ll find a round up of inspiring outdoor destinations and garden getaways.  Enjoy!

Which one speaks to you the most and why?


Country Living





My Old Backyard – The Inspired Room

Country Living

My small deck makeover before and after – The Inspired Room


Shop some of my garden finds with the arrows below!

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Raised Garden Bed Inspiration

Ideas for an Inviting Outdoor Space

How to Add Personality to a Small Outdoor Space (my article on eBay)

Monday Inspiration: Dream House & Garden

Dream House and Garden Traditional HomeTraditional Home – Kindra Clineff

Yesterday our family spent the afternoon wandering around a local garden nursery (Sky Nursery in Seattle). It was so relaxing to just walk around, enjoying all the plants! I love this time of year! We came home with some veggies and herbs to plant a kitchen garden. I’ve been missing our old backyard where we had filled so many pots filled with edible plants, veggies and fruit (you can see our old backyard here). I loved walking outside and grabbing some lettuce for dinner. I can’t wait to get my container gardens started this week!

When I got home with my little plants I was so inspired to garden that I started looking for ideas (a future post in the works!). As I was scrolling Pinterest I ran across this amazing dream home and garden (above). It definitely stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous exterior and garden, yes? I’d love puttering around in that yard.

While I do miss all those potted container gardens in our old yard, I love our new backyard even more. I am so glad that we have beautiful established trees and plants, it will make gardening and adding my own personal touch so fun.

Are you getting excited for gardening? Happy May Day!

If you’re looking for a pretty spring door basket for May, you can check out mine here!

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