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A porch bed is one of the greatest simple luxuries in life. Sleeping amidst the breezes of summer with nothing but a thin sheet is a beautiful thing. To make your bed feel cozy, add a lattice screen for photos or clippings and give weight to your headboard with piece of dark furniture. The enclosure on two sides allows the bed to feel enclosed while still allowing those summer breezes in.
This modern concrete patio offers many of the same benefits, with three sides enclosed by a half wall, a canopy overhead, a layer of soft furnishings and beautiful horizontal vistas.
Screens are perfect enclosures in an exterior space because they are easy to move and allow air flow while closing off space. This screen does a perfect job of creating an exterior room that doesn't make you feel boxed in, thanks to its translucent material.
A bathtub on a tree-house-like deck is quite possibly the most perfect place in the world. Protected by columns, but without view busting walls, this little nest is calling my name!
When you are creating an outdoor nest, don't neglect plantings and green views. Trim your trees to create little arching frames over vistas and you add another layer of protection.
With beautiful purple wisteria blooms dripping down around the structure of this nest built onto an old stump, the views from all sides are framed perfectly. The plantings give the tree house a veil of protection, while the open windows offer vistas.
How will you create a nest today? Will you trim a few branches in spring to create a frame? Will you drag a comfy extra mattress out on your rooftop balcony next summer? Perhaps you will be inspired to break out the hammer and nails and build yourself your very own tree house complete with wisteria vines, a tiny door and a zip line — or maybe you will just close your eyes and dream of pirates and a family named Robinson.
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