Mackenzie of Design Darling

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

I'm so excited to have Mackenzie of Design Darling posting today. If you're not already a follower of her blog you're in for a treat! Mackenzie is phenomenally talented. She interned for Jonathan Adler, is a RUE contributor, and is sure to make a splash in the design world post graduation.

Hi everyone! I'm Mackenzie from Design Darling and I'm happy to be guest posting on Catherine's beautiful blog today. I'd like to talk about one of my favorite design trends: the outdoor room. I love that designers and homeowners alike are making the most of balconies, porches, and rooftops by transforming them into bona fide interiors themselves!

{I love the striped awning, ikat pillows, and leather poufs in this outdoor living space. And how sublime are the perfectly trimmed hedges around the perimeter? I would think I died and went to heaven!}

{For a cleaner take on the trend, I'm turning to this monochromatic porch for inspiration. Who knew ghost chairs could do double duty outdoors? I'd like to curl up on that cushy white chaise with a good book.}

{It's not for the faint of heart, but I'm smitten with this striped sunporch. Glamorous light fixtures and kelly green upholstery are the perfect hit of sophistication.}

{Who is that man and what is he doing in my dream backyard? In all seriousness, how are those white umbrellas being held up? Either way, I'd like to move right in.}

{I love the contrast of white linens and warm woods in this space. Then again, with architectural details like those windows and an outdoor fireplace, it'd be pretty hard to mess this one up, right?}
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Thank you, Catherine, for having me here today!

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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for having me, Catherine! xoxo

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Love this post. Outdoor rooms are a favorite of mine as well!! Happy to have found your blog. Your header is made from one of my favorite leigh viner prints ever. Have it framed in my house! Gorgeous!!

Rebecca said...

Mackenzie! You find such beautiful & inspiring rooms - thanks for sharing these...great post!

Design Goddess said...

I like almost all of the spaces you featured. Nothing like having throw pillows outside on a comfy seating arrangement. Now if we can get this weather to cooperate then we're all good.

The Iconic Blog said...

I am determined to have that striped sun porch when I grow up.xx


Alexandra Bee Blog said...

wooow, i love the first and third pictures! i just found your blog and am a new follower, please check out mine!

Monica Otero said...

A true dream to entertain like this! I love all the photography and content!

Unknown said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Such gorgeous stuff!!

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