Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dining Alfresco {Part 2}

While the spaces in our first glance at dining alfresco were simple and clean-lined, the following are soft and lush garden settings.

I love the metal elements prevalent in the majority of these photos, as well as the romantic lighting that appears in a number of the spaces. These areas wouldn't be quite complete either without the surrounding rich greenery that plays a significant role in completing the look.

Domino

Domino

Brian Andriola- stylist



Domino

These dining areas seem as equally suited for afternoon tea as for intimate dinner parties, and I can't say I'd be disappointed to indulge in either type of gathering in these beautiful settings.

Still ahead is the third part our dining alfresco installment with a look at more eclectic outdoor dining spaces.

22 comments:

Georgia B. said...

these are all amazing and romantic.

Simply Mel said...

Oh my...the chandeliers hanging from the trees take my breath away!

Alicia said...

Saved the best for last!!! Lush!!!!

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Love the table with the sheer skirt .. .

pam said...

oooh, love the martha stewart yellow banquette one. i'm a sucker for dining on benches. pam

abigail said...

am I seeing things or is there a crystal chandelier hung from a tree and tied to the back of a chair in that first photo? I hope it's real, because I LOVE it!

alissa said...

someday when i have a yard one of the first things id like to do is hang a chandelier from the trees. an exterior grade chandelier i suppose haha

Rachel Follett said...

All such stunning spaces! I can see myself and a few friends having dinner in any of those cozy areas.

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I just posted an outdoor party I hosted this past weekend. These pictures put my backyard BBQ to shame! They are simply STUNNING!

bandelle said...

Oh, I love eating outside. In fact, I think I have dragged Jon to every patio restaurant in Houston. My favorite is Backstreet Cafe. I prefer your dining alfresco part II because it looks like the perfect spot for a tea party. I love tea!

Hope you are having a good week, Courtney.

Kylie
xxx

The Cherry Blog said...

that last pic is so dreamy! perfect way to spend a summers eve! x

Claire said...

These are pretty! I now have the urge to host an outdoor summer party...now if only I had a backyard... :)

Jayne said...

Delicious pictures thanks Courtney, very summery! Have a nice weekend. Jayne

Kristin said...

Love that first shot from Domino. Sigh. I miss it.

Pink Lemonade said...

Love them all!!!

Haven and Home said...

How wonderful would it be to dine in one of those spaces? I love pictures like the first one where there is a big chandelier outside.

Amanda - Weekend Host said...

These are wonderful images - I live in Australia and our climate lends itself beautifully to alfresco dining. (Courtney, I've got quite a few outdoor dining images on my blog as well. If it would help your 3rd installment post, I would be more than happy for you to use any of them).

Alicia said...

Since I love your blog & love to learn more about you...tag your it!! Come & see....

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Oh eating outdoors is so beautiful. Love, love, love the first image with the outdoor chandelier!

alice said...

There's no tablescape like an outdoors one!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Oh i love this post - there is something so wonderful about eating outdoors - extra points for candlelight!

Courtney said...

That Martha with the yellow has me in another world! I now want to spiff up our upstairs roof area pronto!!! But we're waiting to find the right stuff for up there. Waiting is always the hardest part.

...maybe if I just print one of these photos out large enough and plaster it across my outdoor wall.....