Dress up your outdoor spaces. This beautiful Michigan garden is casual and comfortable, but carefully chosen pieces and a well-thought out furniture layout give it an air of sophistication. It looks to me like it's in an advertisement for some fabulous European rental villa. I'll take it!
See the rest of this Michigan farmhouse retreat.
Having a shady area will help shield the rays of the early morning sun. If you're working on a laptop, you know that the glare of the sun will generally keep you indoors. Try a shady retreat to catch up on your emails and the news.
When is your catch-up time? Morning or night?
Life in a Glass House
Dreamy Window Seats
I like the long table for larger parties, as well as the round table for morning breakfasts... love the chaise longuees too! It looks like a very relaxed back yard area... not sure about the gravel rather than grass though.