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Blend Indoor & Outdoor Living Spaces

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 12, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Jun 11, 2015

Living in temperate climates (like here in Southern California) affords you the opportunity to use architecture and interior design to blend indoor and outdoor living spaces together. The option of combining indoor and outdoor spaces provides more living space without the addition of square footage to the footprint of the house. New technology has made the traditional sliding door with a screen a thing of the past. There are now pocket doors and bi-fold doors that open an entire room to the outdoors. Indoor-outdoor living space design doesn’t only apply to the backyard -- some homes incorporate an interior courtyard to create a space that opens up to fresh air. The flooring in this dream home in Laguna Beach, California uses the same flooring on both the indoor and outdoor spaces, which make the areas flow together into one. This house in Sydney created an outdoor space in the middle of their living room and opened the living room into the backyard too. The glass doors to the open-air courtyard are on tracks so they can be closed in inclement weather. Outdoor furniture plays a big role in the blending of indoor and outdoor living, it’s no longer the uncomfortable plastic furniture of our childhood! Furniture styles traditionally reserved for indoor use are now available for use outdoors. The similarity of the pieces make it easy to blend the interior design of the home with outdoor living design.   Off-White Outdoor Sectional Brushed Steel Outdoor Armchair The latest outdoor furniture styles are as comfortable as their indoor relatives, especially as outdoor fabrics no longer feel stiff and scratchy. The indoor-outdoor living spaces in these homes have me dreaming of balmy summer days and nights. I could totally see myself in these spaces wondering which place would be the best to take a nap. Hey, a girl can dream, right!? Image Sources: 1st Image:  Castillo Housing , 2nd Image: Urutia Design , 3rd Image: Architectural Digest , 4th Image:  Elaine Richardson, Architect , 5th Image: Home Adore , 6th Image: , 7th Image: ArchDaily , 8th Image: Euro Style Lighting






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