A Modern Country Solarium

One if my favorite events here in Austin is the Modern & Outdoor Living Tour. Mind you, I’ve gone only twice to the Modern Home Tour & once to the Outdoor Tour. Well I’ve been here only less than two years. I’ll be sharing some images from the last tour which are all amazing, well except for the scorching heat, everything was perfect, down to the little canapes and fine wine served at some of the stops.
————————————I’m a big fan of the outdoors. Not too much of sunning or sunbathing but to lounge in a solarium, I’m game anytime. A solarium denotes any outdoor space that’s exposed to the sun. Although, it’s usually bordered by glass, much like a conservatory, the sun porch below is enclosed in a screen. It’s also called “The Screened Living Room.” One of the fun stops during the Austin Outdoor Living Tour, here’s a summary of what the design is about:

“One of the main objectives of this project was to celebrate sustainable design while making the elements aesthetically intriguing. The cypress rain screen was allowed to gray in it’s natural time and the steel was left to create a seal of rust. Another objective was to site the project so the clients could experience the urban nature of their backyard while maintaining a small carbon footprint. ”

 Going to the entrance.
A little al fresco dining?
I hope you enjoyed it!Images by my friend Andrew.
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Details are my passion. From curating vignettes to designing spaces. I thrive in finding the finds and just discovered the art of collecting...all while sipping on a cafe au lait & a french macaroon in hand.

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