A Beautiful and Earthy Outdoor Dining Space in the Coastal Region of ProvenceMarrying the functionality and formality of the indoors with the rustic nature of an outdoor space is no easy task. The area needs to be protected from the elements, but also embrace the very environment it needs protection from. Moreover, it needs to bring the purpose and comfort of the inside to the outside.UK interior designer Joanna Wood has mastered the art of the outdoor space. This gorgeous covered patio area seizes on the tan and taupe colors present in the rustic stone. The heavy dining table anchors the space, but yet remains almost neutral. The color of that large piece of furniture blending in so beautiful with the shades of the stone. The woven chairs adds a softer touch, but still remain true to the pallet. The natural green of the vines and plants are left to provide those necessary and desired pops of color. The patio dining space feels warm and inviting. A tiny sense of formality is created with the table properly set and the use of pale blue glass and the use of decorator pieces in the background. One can't help, but feel beckoned to sit down and enjoy a boisterous and lively meal alfresco. #outdoor #coveredpatio #patiospace #outdoordining #outdoorliving #backyard #garden 
Keeping Boredom at Bay With the Outdoor Skateboard SwingWhat do you get when you combine a cool skateboard platform and a heavy duty climbing rope? The skateboard swing by California basedMindful. You also get a fun and great way to encourage outdoor play and less screen time. The skateboard swing has a sleek skateboard style platform and a colorful 16' rope. The design is simple, practical, and fun. According to the manufacturer, it can be tied to a tree or to an existing play structure. Once the swing is installed it can be used for swinging while standing or sitting. #outdoorplay #playstructure #skateboard #climbing rope #backyard #toys
The Best Quarantine Backyard MakeoversIf you need some inspiration to get going on those backyard plans you've had for so long, check out the before-and-after pictures of what some people did during their lockdown time. In 35 projects, you'll see amazing cleanups and redesigns, plenty of inviting outdoor furniture, beautiful gardens, and personal additions such as fountains, decks, playhouses, and even a tree house! Even the tiniest patio can become an outdoor gathering place with a little imagination. The transformation above comes from the redditor who goes by the name LargeHardOnCollider. His walled English garden went from Addams Family to urban oasis! Click to enlarge the image here.Bored Panda has a ranked list of 35 backyard transformations from everyday folks, and if you want to learn more about a particular project, click the name just below the pictures to go to the original discussion. #backyard #garden