Southern Living Outside

Are ya'll ready to go outside?

Trust are cooler from where you are right now.

It felt like 110 on this patio!

Did you notice the painted blue ceiling again?

From this shot you really cant see the pretty table scape.

Let's head back on the porch.

Ballard Designs were all over this house.

Can you spot a few of their pieces?

Love the little potted plant in the middle :)

Just off the back porch..

A little water feature to cool the senses....ahhh

It looked so inviting...

I helped myself.

This shade was perfect for a sunny day!

The tour guide showed how it worked...

With the push of one button.


Opps...guess I liked it so much I had to show ya'll twice :)

With the summer heat we just had to imagine the crackin' fire.

I did notice the gas logs thinking!

Above this garage was a full apartment....awesome!

Funny how you can fall in love with the simple things....

like this door and the yummy light above it.

I'm trying to think of places I could use one of these lights.

This wraps up the SL idea home but no fear...

I took the grand tour of the surrounding area :)

Want to see more?


  1. I would love to have a pergola like this one, over our patio.

  2. I love that garage door with the light above it. The wood beam, and the color of the door and the brick in the background could inspire a whole exterior design. In One photo! Wow.

  3. ohhh I just fell in LUST with that door and light fixture! We have a GREAT pergola my sweet husband built that is similar to that but NOW I want that's AWESOME! I also want that outdoor furniture because we can't get any now after the pergola! LOl

  4. AnonymousJune 29, 2010

    What a great outdoor space! This house is amazing, but I have to say I love almost all the houses in the Terra Bella subdivision.

  5. Had a great day, glad you joined me. Looking forward to our next adventure!

  6. I love the outdoor space. Gas logs are a really good idea.

  7. Just beautiful! Yes show us more!

  8. I have been eyeing Ballard's bumblebee goblets and those gorgeous planters for some time now. Beautiful home, thanks for sharing!

  9. Each time you show us more pictures I love this house more and more...ahhhhhh

  10. Simply lovely!!! I could live twisting my arm!

  11. I love SL Idea Houses! Thanks for taking me on this tour via the web!

  12. This Midwestern-er certainly enjoyed your tour thru' the Southern Living home! It's gorgeous. I really enjoyed all of your pictures. Thanks bunches!...."southern" Indiana!

  13. I have to say that the outside is my fave part of the house and I am loving the retractable shade! Have to show the Hubster that one! Thanx for sharing!

  14. AnonymousJune 29, 2010

    Hi Susie! Oh, what a gorgeous place - inside and out!
    Guess, what? I took your little snap and now I've a Diva post up - Come see! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  15. Sent this post to my man as inspiration for a covered pergola in our backyard! Love it. He came home inspired to take on the project!

    We went to the Idea House in Dahlonega, GA last year, and Ballards was all over it, too. I love seeing their pieces in "real" rooms, not just in the catalog full of only Ballards pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I read in some old country wisdom book that if you paint the porch ceiling blue that pests won't build homes there....has anyone else heard this?

  17. I read in some old country wisdom book that if you paint the porch ceiling blue that pests won't build homes there....has anyone else heard this?

  18. Great pics and cute dress!

  19. Once again I had fun that morning, although it was a tad hot. Guess our Friday road trips will be on hold for now. I will be missing ya. Feel free to road trip right on over to my house.

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