Thursday, February 17, 2011

Think Summer

This week I, once again, got my inspiration from The Family Handyman magazine.  This month they have a patio pergola as their do-it-yourself project.  Here in Texas, the majority of the time, we spend a lot of time outside.  In the summer months it is harder to do that with the sun beating down on us.  A pergola is a great way to give partial shade to an area without cutting the beautiful sunshine completely.  With a pergola, vines could be coaxed to climb it to provide a more natural environment that blends more into the outdoors.  Adding to our living space by creating a usable outdoor area is a great way to enjoy the normally fabulous weather that Texas offers.


  1. very pretty, maybe something for us to consider as our roof deck is in dire need of replacing. the plants give it a very cozy inviting feeling. definitly like the look.

  2. The only thing missing is a deep blue, cool, refreshing pool to give us a bit of relief from the Texas summer heat! LOL

  3. This is a beautiful idea and something a little different without being too dramatic for those of us who would like to step out of the box, but keep one foot inside ! I love how they used the flowers and plants as a sort of privacy wall. Very very pretty.