Terrace in a converted water cleaning station in Villefranche sur Mer, France designed by Philippe Tondeur (Photo: Laurent Saint Jean for 3Mille)
I have gotten rather addicted to Pinterest! It is quite easy for me to get caught up in collecting and organizing beautiful images from architecture and design to fashion and art. I know I am most certainly not the only one, and all of a sudden an hour goes by.
It is Summer after all, and one of my favorite categories is “Alfresco Living”. Given the typical cool summers in San Francisco, only most rarely dotted with hot days and balm evenings, I am dreaming of spending my time outside, and in warmer climates. Come and travel with me virtually as we visit some of my favorite outdoor living spaces. From romantic to modern, I would love to hang out at any one of them right now
Outdoor patio and pool at “Mansion Kyani” a privat villa for rent on Santorini, Greece (Photo: courtesy of Santorini Heritage)
Roof top terrace of Bruno Frisoni’s and Hervé Van der Straeten’s home in Tangier, Morocco (Photo: François Halard for Vogue)
Private pool at a suite at Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India (Photo: courtesy of Udaivilas)
Relaxed outdoor lounge seating on a patio in a home in Anacapri, Italy designed by Jean-Louis Deniot (Photo: courtesy of Jean-Louis Deniot)
Outdoor living room at the Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand designed by Original Vision Studio (Photo: Marc Gerritsen)
Bougainvillea-covered patio in the home of Amador Calafat-Busquets on Mallorca (Photo: courtesy of El Meuble)
Moroccan inspired lounge area in the backyard of Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s home in Los Angeles, CA (Photo: William Waldron for Elle Decor)
Lounging terrace with view of the Mediterranean at a villa in Positano designed by Lazzarini Pickering Architects (Photo: Matteo Piazza)
Terrace with sea view in a garden in Carpintera, CA designed by Eric Nagelman (Photo: Tim Street Porter)
I love the very different cultural expressions of these places. I have been to Udaivilas, but I would graciously accept an invitation to visit any all of the other places. So if you own one of them give me a jingle, and I will be on my way.
Wishing everyone a balmy summer!