Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Deck and THE VIEW

After enough mentions of the view from my kitchen corner post (here) I decided to just let it all hang out. So without further ado, here is where we hang out when the weather is nice, and the killer view that we are incredibly grateful for.



What's that? A water table? Yes, yes it is. I'm sure it will be making more than one appearance here come summer. When it's in use, we pull it closer to the hose reel so the kids can fill it up themselves and have some nice water-play action happening in the semi-shade of the trellis. As a side note- I read in Real Simple about this hose reel, and it truly is the best one. It swings away from the wall and you can wind it back up, then fold it back against the house. We have three and they rock. 





Best details? The copper flashing-turned-cap that is nicely patinad (see the green oxidation starting?) and really warms up the space. We had toyed with wood to cap off our deck walls, but they are so deep that we would have to join and mill a special piece, which would not be the best idea for waterproofing. The cedar shingles are fire-treated (a must-do here) and the railing is a clear cedar.

Now here is the trifecta for comfortable deck enjoyment: lighting, heat, and speakers. We have wall sconces and down lights in the trellis to light the space at night, an awesome electric heater than keeps us warm on autumn nights, and waterproof speakers tied into our stereo system (here ) so we can enjoy music outside. Or football. We haven't actually used the speakers for music yet, just for listening to the Superbowl (link) when we had a party and the weather was nice (don't hate me) so we barbecued outside.
            
                        




*affilate links (hose reel) are for products I actually own:)


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21 comments:

Bliss said...

Is that Alcatraz I see???

~Bliss~

Western Warmth said...

I'm just jealous of the SUNSHINE in all the pictures. It is so gray here in the midwest right now...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OH, there is that view again. I could sit out there forever. There is just something about a breathtaking view. What a wonderful deck to enjoy it on.

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

What a gorgeous view! I love the amount of space you have on your deck - I would totally just live out there lol.

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I love the layout of your deck! We are getting ready to completely transform ours and I can't wait. I just love outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxing. Your deck looks like a wonderful to relax and read a book on.
I would love to see some night shots of it lit up also. I definitely want to keep lighting in mind when I redo ours.

SSM said...

Jessica,

Love the sofa you picked out and the pillows.

That table you purchased for your little ones is adorable. :)

Yash said...

WOW!!! I would just love to come over & lounge at your place...doing nothing...just drinking in that incredible view! :D

Megan said...

You should rent that space out! Beautiful. Awesome job planning your home to allow for such lovely views.

reFresh reStyle said...

What a great outdoor space! Love it!
Debbie

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a beautiful view! You are so lucky to have such an incredible and beautiful outdoor space Jessica! Angie xo

Ashley said...

Love it!! So pretty. =)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

100 percent jealous of your deck and your view.. and your awesome furniture. And everything really! But its a good jealous :) I love love love it all! Ps.. where do yall live? Its gorgeous!!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

View great... sunshine awesome... deck gorgeous... really jealous!!! LOL! Seriously I can imagine how nice it would be to drink the morning coffee out there, or having friends over for dinner at a hot night! So glad I found you, I'm now following you via GFC and via Bloglovin' too! Hope to see you over at my place and keep in touch!
Love, Olga

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

WOW! The view is amazing! I would be sitting out there every day no matter what the weather! I live in Nor Cal too and the weather has been amazing... expect for today! Like you blog and became a follower!

The Rooster and The Hen said...

I'm so jealous of that deck and view! My view is blocked by my neighbor's trees so the only time I get a peek is when all the leaves fall off. Maybe I'll just stay and visit yours...

Nicole said...

That is a gorgeous view. You are so blessed!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the view. the couch is my favorite part. Love your kitchen reveal too, you have done a fabulous job with your new home!

cribs for twins said...

What a gorgeous view! I love the layout of your deck!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

How did I miss this post the first time around? Just adore those amazing views ...

... so very, very happy that you shared your views (and deck garden) with us at our Great Outdoors link party!

:)

Linda

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

One of the awesomest views ever!! My husband and I met in San Fran, it has such a warm spot in my hear ... and on your deck. Thanks for linking this, too!

Barrett Elmore said...

Awesome! It’s a great viewing deck of the city. If I have my own outdoor deck that offers such beautiful attraction, I’d be happy and contented with it. I wouldn’t have to waste my time going to gorgeous yet far places because I already have this scenic view. It also gives me a reason to come back home as soon as possible. :D

Barrett Elmore

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