Patio blinds

Collection by Karen Mack

Karen Mack
what a fabulous way to add texture and warmth as well as the practical aspect of shade when needed! (love)

MiCasa: Revista de decoración - Ideas y trucos para decorar tu casa

Evita el sol en tu porche, jardín o terraza con unas sencillas persianas.

Create shade and privacy outdoors with these Water Resistant Outdoor Bamboo Curtain Panels

Outdoor Bamboo Curtain Panel, 40”W x 63”L | PlowHearth

Create shade and privacy outdoors with Outdoor Bamboo Curtain Panels. The patented design with ring tabs open and close effortlessly and the panels fit in a small neat stack when opened and lay flat when closed to cover the entire expanse of the window. Genuine 100% oil rubbed water repellant bamboo curtain panels are trimmed in polypropylene with six 1-1/2 stainless steel dark brown rings per panel. Easy to clean with a vacuum or soft brush. Sold in single panels. Imported.

20 DIY Outdoor Curtains, Sunshades and Canopy Designs for Summer Decorating

20 DIY Outdoor Curtains, Sunshades and Canopy Designs for Summer Decorating

Outdoor home fabrics are great for summer decorating with curtains, bright sunshades and canopy designs that add a splash of color to your outdoor decor

tree branch privacy screen 40 Rustic Home Decor Ideas You Can Build Yourself

40 Rustic Home Decor Ideas You Can Build Yourself

Rustic décor is so “in” right now. Whether you live in the country or your home is in the city, you can still have beautiful rustic décor and you can do it all yourself.

Interesting and beautiful 'pergola' Small garden | by Baanlaesuan Interesting idea for my tiny garden.

Interesting and beautiful 'pergola' Small garden | by Baanlaesuan Interesting idea for my tiny garden.

Fences – sustainable, durable and beautiful

In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that 'Good fences make good neighbours'. It's a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and dreary and even, sometimes, an absolute eyesore. If you're tired of your old paling fence you might find some inspiration here... Click on any image to start lightbox…

Porch Inspiration

Porch Inspiration

A round-up of porch inspiration for you outdoor living this summer!

Cricut Inspiration - Make Stencils With Cricut Explore and Paint On Bamboo Shades and Bamboo Floor Mats.

Green Decor: Hand-Painted Bamboo Blinds

While the environmental pros and cons of bamboo continue to be weighed and discussed, we just wanted to point out these hand-painted bamboo blinds we spotted today at Green Your Decor. We think they’re very attractive — and you could do something similar (if you feel confident enough with a paint brush) for about $80.We’re always looking for easy craft projects, and this one seems to qualify as something we might actually be able to do on our own.

Small cushion area with pillows, ottomans and awesome yellows. Small Balcony Design

Barbara’s “Anything That Grows” Garden

Name: BarbaraLocation: Rockaway Beach — Queens, New York We live at the beach in Rockaway, Queens and spend mornings and most evenings in the garden from April through November. Our gardening style is “anything that grows” goes. Objects that wash ashore often end up in the garden like the boat float we painted copper and the old fan thrown out by the grocery store up the block.Thanks Barbara!Inspired to Share Your Own Outdoor Space or Outdoor Party Photos?

Love this outdoor style

Full Circle

In the mood for some outdoor socializing, a reader who lives not far from me asked to see inspirational images of Southern porches. This isn't a porch, and it's not located in the South. It's the 1930s poolhouse on Lynn von Kersting's L.A. property (formerly the legendary home of George Cukor). Influenced by Cukor's structure, Virginia-bred Steven Gambrel designed a similar Neo-Regency poolhouse at the back of his weekend home, as seen below in Elle Decor, July-August 2004. It was one of the…

Elegant black bamboo for the front room. I'd like to layer them under our sheer white curtains.

Mr. Barr

A lover of all things beautiful, A curator of all things design. Musings on Home, Architecture, Lifestyle, Fashion, Art, Jewelry and other more random stuff... and of course a few misspelled words along the way.