Autumn-ready Outdoor Spaces

collage_frontWhile temperatures may be dropping, it’s premature to start devoting all of our attention to the indoors. After all, we should take the time to enjoy autumn’s crisp, colorful splendor, and there’s something wonderfully intimate about gathering outside on a fall afternoon or evening in a semi-enclosed space like the above enclave by Charlottesville-based Cory Spencer Partners. The warm brick, arched entry, and casually grouped furniture are practically beckoning us to grab a few blankets and a bottle of wine for a perfect November night.

tsg_blueprint_porch2The gorgeous Newfoundland would make any space feel cozy, but paired with a fireplace, wood beams, and accents in warm tones, this screened porch by Dallas’s Collins Interiors—one of the parent design companies of Blue Print—is primed for fall use.

collage6Photographed by Matthew Millman, this outdoor area by San Francisco-based Scavullo Design beautifully inhabits and honors its Carmel surroundings.

collage5We believe there are few things cozier than an Original Charleston Bedswing, and two bedswings filled with pillows facing one another in front of a stone fireplace might be the ideal fall setup. Owners Preston and Barbara Stone have perfected the design for decades, and their dedication to detail is evident in their heirloom-quality product.

collage2Rustic touches and jewel- and earth-toned accents make the above porches by Richmond-based Janie Molster Designs (top) and Dallas-based Kara Adam Interiors (above) feel fall-ready while echoing the stunning areas in which they’re situated. Who wouldn’t want to light a fire and watch the sun set from within the cozy confines of these semi-outdoor rooms?


Left, an elegant outdoor area by Dallas’s Laura Lee Clark is perfect for autumn entertaining alfresco. Right, a porch in Menlo Park by Scavullo Design likely gets year-round use thanks to cozy groupings of woven furniture topped with invitingly large pillows.

collage3Animals deserve chic fall retreats, too, and the chickens who call the coop by Cory Spencer Partners home have undoubtedly won the hen house lottery. Meanwhile, Richmond-based Katheryn Robertson’s designs (above and top, right) are both so welcoming, and wonderfully relate to the surrounding environments.