Al Fresco Dining

Jun 13, 2013

Thank you for all the feedback on our pool! When I get home from work today my husband and I are going to sit down and look at pictures so we can come up with a plan. I'm the one leaning towards the rock waterfall and he's the one who likes the stacked stone rock wall. It's nice to know you think I'm right! ;)

I have to admit the pool decisions have me second guessing myself since this is new territory for me. I'm sure our pool guy is about to throw up his hands if we make one more change, lol. It's especially hard when my husband tells him one thing and then I tell him another. It's like Designing For the Sexes: Outdoor Edition. One thing I don't have to worry about my husband attempting to have input on is the outdoor furniture. This is all me. If you've noticed, outdoor furniture is not cheap. This limits my options since I know from past experience spending a lot is not worth it in this climate. I'm gathering ideas not only for furniture, but for tablescaping ideas when we have parties. Here are a few from my pinterest board.

Cozy Corner

My husband's idea of al fresco dining.

Yes, an outdoor kitchen. The initial plan had one included, but we had to scrap it in lieu of more decking for a dining table. He's bummed. I think he imagined himself as the grill master and bartender (his favorite role when we have guests) as everyone sat around the bar. However, we are making room so we can put one in later.

All plans are subject to change as early as today, lol.


  1. I love nothing more than dining al fresco! I wish I had an outdoor kitchen, but no plans for that anytime soon :(

  2. All of these inspirations are perfect...I would love to have an out-door fireplace and kitchen...

  3. I love outdoor areas like this. I have that outdoor kitchen pinned too, it's gorgeous! So looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

  4. OMG those are gorgeous!! I missed your pool post and have to go look for it now, although I can tell you in advance I'm sure i agree with you over your husband ;)

  5. Adorable! Anyone of those would look perfect along your pool!