Inspiration for Your Outdoor Space

While I’m spending a few days this week at the High Point Furniture Market, I hope you’ll enjoy re-visiting my friend Nancy’s fabulous deck.
I’m ready to primp up my own deck and although mine isn’t anywhere near as spectacular as Nancy’s, I can certainly gain some inspiration from her!
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I teased you a few days ago with a little peekaboo at my friend, Nancy’s new deck.

Nancy designed the deck herself after doing lots on online research and pulling all of her favorite components together.  She then put her design into the very capable hands of Paradise Decking, a local deck, sunroom and porch builder.

As you look around, pay attention to all of the architectural detail.

The deck contains two pergolas and looks out over a golfcourse.

The space between the pergolas was specially designed to accommodate the existing Japanese Maple tree.

Stepping out of the house through the french doors, the pergola to the right contains a lovely, shady dining area.

I love these jugs that reside in one corner.  They were out of camera range, but I wanted to make sure that you saw them.

Here’s a sneak peek of the table in the dining area.  I’ll be sharing more of it with you later in the week.

The lounging area is located in the pergola on the left.


Could I take a nap here?  Only if you twist my arm!  😉

Nancy is the vignette queen.  One of these days, I’m going to put together a post showing some of the many beautiful vignettes on the interior of her home.

Take a closer look at the vignette residing on the coffee table.

Light wrapped branches reside in a pretty basket in one corner…

…and this to-die-for birdcage resides in another.

A cookout area, outfitted with a granite topped custom work station fits nicely between the two pergolas.

Nancy’s special touches are everywhere!

The rock chimney is dressed with a bountiful hanging basket.

Steps lead down to a flagstone patio.  This is where the fishy tablescape is set up.

The patio area can also be accessed from the driveway.

So tell me, if you were a golfer would you stop and pause in the shade of Nancy’s lovely yard?

And listen to the cooling sound of sprinkling water?

I bet she’d offer you a cool glass of lemonade!

Here are a few before and after’s just for fun.







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So…are you inspired???

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  1. I’m always inspired by what’s outside. 🙂

    Her deck is beautiful. It’s truly an extension of the living space. What more could you want?

  2. Laura @ Top This Top That says:

    If I were a golfer I would stop at Nancy’s and ask if she can make me lunch on that beautiful deck!! 🙂

  3. I remember this from last year and it is gorgeous. Such beauty.


  4. Hi suzy, I remember this deck, it is fabulous. I know you are having fun in High Point. Tell us all about it when you get home. Hugs, Ginger

  5. Wow, Suzy – that is a great double-deck! I do love details and it looks so beautiful with the house. Hope you are having fun at market – cannot wait to see what you found!

  6. Oh my just gorgeous Suzy! Stunning entertaining area. In fact, you would never get rid of me:)

  7. Not one but two pergolas! Stunning! What a great party space too, I would absolutely live out there, beautiful decor, view and a kitchen too. Love it, thanks for letting me dream! Can’t wait to see more of her vignettes!

  8. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas says:

    OMG!!! All I can say is Stunning!!


  9. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    I always love seeing Nancy’s deck!

  10. Brandy~GreyLaneHome says:

    Certainly inspirational. It’s gorgeous to highest level of prettiness. I love all the details and the styling too.

  11. So behind on emails and blogs due to golfing events. Surprised while catching up this morning to see my deck on your blog : )
    I also played golf in the Adamsleigh backyard Tuesday!!
    As soon as all this pollen is gone and next weeks rains over, hopefully I can get back out to clean up my deck and get it ready for summer and the Member-Guest!

  12. Tamyra Positively Southern says:

    I’m so green with envy I can’t stand it. Absolutely Gorgeous! Now …..let’s see the inside!!!

  13. Oh my! I am not sure how I missed this post, but I am just blown away. This is one of the most amazing transformations I think I have ever seen. Can I move there? 🙂 It is just beautiful and I know she must be absolutely elated with the results. Simply GORGEOUS!

  14. Oh, I wish!!!!!!!! Stunning! What did Nancy use for the decking???? Beautiful!

    1. Hi Lauren. They used some type of wood and then had it stained. If you’ll check back with me in a few days, I’ll ask her for specifics. She’s not available right now.

  15. Wow, that is a great transformation, the white is so much nicer. Like the pergolas for shade. We also live right on the golf course with beautiful mountain views. A few years ago we built a beautiful large two level deck, but we are going to need to add some pergola ceilings as the sun at altitude in Colorado is a killer! Nice inspiration.

  16. Absolutely spectacular! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Natalie Barton says:

    I. Don’t think i have seen anything more beautiful

  18. Gorgeous! I would love to share this on my newsletter this week. Hugs to you

    1. Thank you, Renae! Feel free to share in your newsletter!