Outdoor Rooms: Secluded Spaces

Outdoor Rooms: Secluded Spaces

I spotted this lovely little secluded outdoor room on Choose the Write blog who saw it on Garden Rooms blog…isn’t it pretty? I can’t stop staring at it, I just love it. Such a perfect place for some morning solitude with a cup of tea!

I just got back into town after being away on business with my hubby, but I will be gathering up some more indoor decorating and outdoor room inspiration (including more beach house photos) and rejoining blog world shortly!

photo: Marie Claire via Garden Rooms blog


  1. I love looking at the different ways people create their outdoor spaces.
    Lovely plantings in this one too

  2. This is beautiful. It’s like a “secret garden.”

    Okay, you grab your cup of tea, I’ll get my coffee and we can meet there to discuss all of our decorating dream. Oh, bring along your tear sheets, magazines, and favorite books, of course! ;)

  3. the Farmer's Wife says

    I love secret gardens. We created one just outside the office window here at home. I need to take some pictures but that would required weeding the entire space first! We installed a round brick patio surrounded by the garden.

    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

  4. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it must smell gorgeous in there, too! Just beautiful.

  5. I love it. I would spend a lot of quiet afternoons hanging out there for sure. Thnaks for always having such beautiful things to view.

  6. Wonderful outdoor room, Melissa. Thanks so much for the links, also. I’m going over for a look.

    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Absolutely breathtaking! You always find the most beautiful places to relax and/or hide away. I love it!

  8. I agree with you. It’s absolutely awesome!!
    Hope you have a great day.
    Love Elzie

  9. Ahh so nice…want to have my tea and a good book out there.

  10. I would never leave!


  11. it looks perfect!

  12. Vee~A Haven for Vee says

    Cozy looking spot, but those chairs do not look quite as comfie. Hope that you had a great time away!

  13. Vee~A Haven for Vee says


  14. Beautiful! I would go out there every morning with my cup of coffee if it were in my backyard!
    Have a fabulous week.
    Sandy :)

  15. It is lovely, Melissa. We can always use a pleasant distraction.

    I can’t wait to see your pictures, and to hear more about wedding plans.

  16. Welcome back, Melissa. Hope you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed your time away. Off to NYC for a few days this coming weekend . . .

    Hope your week is off to a great start.

  17. Oh, I love these outdoor rooms and would love to do more in my yard. Great photo!


  18. That looks so lovely and relaxing. A good place to shut out the world for a bit…(I say as I realize that my son is repeating the same phrase over and over 20 or more times while running around with the dog)…sigh. :)

  19. I would love to have that too!!!!

  20. Melissa

    This is a great spot–to write poems! I don’t know, it is just so inspirational!

  21. Ooh..that is gorgeous! I think I would be spending a lot of time in that space if it were mine! Lovely!!

  22. This sort of lovely photo makes me sooooo GREEN with envy !
    I WANT AN OUTDOOR SPACE JUST LIKE THAT ! but as I’ve said before, out here in West Texas is no place to EVEN TRY IT !
    I love looking at all your beautiful photos, tho!
    hugs, bj

  23. So pretty!

    Becky K.

  24. It looks so “cool” and about right now for me that would be fabulous- Ca. is having some fire trouble now- along with the “hot” and smokey air.
    Thanks for cooling off my day-
    Glad you had a nice time away. :}

  25. The eye just “goes” to those lavender/purple flowers.”

  26. Summer Kitchen Interiors says

    Just want to sit at the table with a glass of iced tea with a friend…. Ahhh….

    Karla & Karrie

  27. I love full lush gardens!

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