Friday Fun: Bring the Outdoors In

It’s now officially autumn but I can’t quite hunker down, close the shutters and light the fire (that I don’t have). So let’s try to bring some nature and light indoors and maybe even go out on the terrace on a mild day.

Always love the French country-house style. From maisonsdecampagne.fr
Big windows and indoor plants, a lovely combination, from 9gag.com
Sitting under the grapevines – nothing more pleasant at this time of the year, from Town’n’Country Living.
Even if you’re on the first floor, you can still have the windows overlooking greenery, from homeadore.com
Comfy chairs for reading are always welcome, although I would have them facing the window (fewer interruptions), from NorthernCalStyle.com
French windows yet again, from ruemag.com

Friday Fun: Dining with Friends

When the summer holidays are over and people gather back for school and work once more, I miss all of my friends who live in other countries. Since I am still cautious about travelling, I can’t go and see them, but I am imagining we are sitting and having endless discussions over dinner and wine in places like these.

Even in the heart of the city, you can create a little oasis, from Gardenista.
This lovely little street to paradise is on the Greek island of Lesvos. From Bored Panda.
If you enjoy your vine pergolas like I do, this terrace is enticing, from Apieceofrainbow.com.
It doesn’t always have to be a dining table, it can be a cosy chat between friends (although that fireplace feels like a bit of a waste). From Outside Modern.
My auntie’s chairs were a bit more solid, but this one reminds me a lot of her house. From Joyful Derivatives.

Friday Fun: Rural Retreats

Now that the weather has finally brightened up, who doesn’t dream of an outdoors lifestyle in a rural area not too deprived of creature comforts? I can imagine long, long dinners and chats with friends in these locations (perhaps a book club?).

Nordic simplicity and views. From Pinterest.

Anything but modest retreat with terrace, also on Pinterest.

Dining at great heights, from Tumblr.

A cosy corner with a purring cat to rest from all the entertaining, from Marie Claude.

 

French stone house and courtyard, from Naigara Novice Blogspot.

The overgrown path to the simple country cottage, from Pinterest.