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Outdoor Rooms: Create Your Own Escape!

by | Apr 26, 2008 | Gardens & Outdoor Rooms

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Outdoor Rooms: Create Your Own Escape!

Thought you might enjoy a peek into the backyard of a fellow reader! I completely gasped when Teresa sent me her photos! This property is MAGNIFICENT! I’d feel like I lived a resort everyday!

Outdoor Rooms: Create Your Own Escape!

While not everyone can live on a property this expansive with such a glorious view and beautiful features, we can use whatever space we have to create a magical escape for ourselves. It doesn’t have to be big and glorious, it can be small and intimate. This is part of evaluating the space you have and deciding how to use it. If you make use of what you already have and use it effectively, you can conjure up a perfectly wonderful experience wherever you are! Teresa has definitely made the most of her space. I hope we are all invited over for a pool party!

Outdoor Rooms: Create Your Own Escape!

This photos are the property of Teresa Andersen, click here to visit her blog! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely space with us, Teresa!


  1. rosieswhimsy

    I so love wispy curtains outside. It just makes you feel like your in an Arabian romance movie! I am planning a new space out front……don’t know how far along I’ll get with it this year….but know I know….it has to have wispy curtains. :-) Rosie

  2. Pat

    Melissa, this is gorgeous! We looked at gazebo’s today. I’d love to work one in at the edge of our patio. I think I might just have to have some of those wispy curtains…if this dream comes true!


  3. Beverly

    This is a glorious outdoor space. I’m so glad your reader shared with all of us.

    I have a gazebo on my wishlist, too. I want to put it in our woods. We got the bridge over our creek bed. Now if we can just get the gazebo.

  4. Alison Gibbs

    Wow – lucky Teresa.
    She has a beautiful outdoor area.

  5. Katie

    WOW! That is incredible!

  6. Vinita

    This is gorgeous. One can have all that she has created(provided you are loaded with money) except those tall magnificent mountains in the back ground. How do you get those??

    Where is this property?


  7. Dena

    My goodness, I’d never leave my house if my backyard looked like that :) Absolutely stunning.


  8. Melissa in Mel's World

    WOW…stunning doesn’t even describe it. When is Teresa having us ALL over? ;)

    I will have to shoot some pics from our two porches (one atrium and one covered patio) – although they are nothing like this.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  9. all things bright and beautiful

    Oh Teresa – what a lovely garden you have ! Thank you SO much for sharing !! Oh I feel like I am THERE!


    Hugs bug Ms Melissa!

  10. Linda

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. Rose

    What gorgeous spaces! I think I’d only need an itty-bitty house if I had these outdoor spaces to live in. Spaces to enjoy with family and friends … or by oneself, reflecting on all the goodness in life.

  12. naturegirl

    Breathtaking for sure! I am in Arizona visiting many resorts with views such as these! How blessed are these owners to have such Oasis in their own back yards!!

  13. Ruth

    what a beautiul back yard…i want that pool!!!
    xxxooo Ruth

  14. RoseMarie

    Oh how I love the outdoors. I’m happiest in my gardens.
    I simply adore the rustic bench with the shabby chic
    pillows, below. We are building a screened in back porch
    this summer and I want some funiture like this. I already
    have a iron bed that’s going in it. Looooove all the
    decorating ideas.

    Hugs, RoseMarie

  15. Blessed

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a beautiful blog here, I love the pictures of the rooms oh and the post about your daughter getting married – that is beautiful!

  16. Lynn

    Very, very nice! It will be a few weeks before I can send photos ’cause it will be that long before I can plant flowers, get out the lawn furniture, etc. :)

  17. pam

    I’m her sister and I just love her backyard, it is a die for yard, she does wonderful things all over her place; inside and out. I’m glad she shared it with you all.

  18. Penny

    What a beautiful place!

  19. Joni Webb

    where is this???? so gorgeous!!! California?

  20. Anne

    Stunning garden!!!!

  21. Pam D.

    This looks like the area where I grew up (the mountains in the back), although we didn’t have such a huge backyard or view — San Fernando Valley, Thousand Oaks Ca???? Beautiful

  22. Diana

    Lovely…I think the outdoor bar is so neat!

  23. the feathered nest

    She has a gorgeous yard! I’d never go on vacation – it’s so beautiful!


  24. diana

    wow…. that gazebo is awesome… when is the party ?

  25. this is glamorous

    A very sweet escape indeed! The view is amazing, as is all the billowy white fabric.

    {Hope you had a lovely, lovely weekend.}

  26. Mallory

    Oh, so pretty…makes me want to redo my backyard

  27. Barbara

    I love this, it reminds me of Charleston, SC or Savannah… All it’s missing are live oaks dripping with spanish moss and magnolia trees

  28. Ali Duffy

    Thank you for all the great outdoor room posts, great inspiration!

  29. teresa

    How fun to see my pictures on your blog- Seeing as I love visiting your site. Thanks

  30. Jennifer

    What a fabulous post! I love peaking into other people’s outdoor rooms … and these images are lovely.



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