Sunday, June 10, 2012

Laxed living

Outside living at its best, cool breezy and chilled
Well summer has truly set in here on the island. The bikini's are out (not mine!) and the suncream is on. The kids spend the entire day at the pool and birthday parties have now officially moved to the beach! The best thing about living on this island is that in the summer months, everything moves outside. Most homes have an outside kitchen (next to the pool) where all the entertaining and eating happens, breakfast lunch & supper!

Alfresco dining in Spain
The easiest way to keep it looking real is to keep your outside area in tone with the original structure of the house. Most Spanish properties have beamed ceilings and here this ceiling covering extends the inside beams outside with reeds over the top to provide shade.

These green bottles are typically Spanish and are a great way to inject some permanent colour into a neutral background.