I think I am Jamie Durhie's biggest fan...this morning I woke up to watch the Outdoor Room that was recorded yesterday on my DVR. This one was inspired by Miami. Since we live in Miami, naturally I was intrigued. Low and behold, one of the features of the design was the outdoor daybed. I like this version a little better because the bed is higher off the ground. Initially I thought I wanted it lower, but now I think its better to have it at a sitting height so its easier to get in and out of. I haven't made the final decision, but I'm leaning towards higher, unless I put them on a platform and then they'd definitely be lower to the ground.
It's funny because I woke up with a notebook in hand trying to draw a design for the new backyard outdoor living area. I think I want to extend the pool deck all the way to the Koi Pond right in front of the tennis courts. I am a frustrated Architect and Interior Designer. Those are the careers I would have chosen innately however I was convinced otherwise because Math was not my strong-suit and I am the world's worst artist. I can't draw a picture if my life depended on it. Although I have to explain my drawings to others, I get them and I can "see" what the end-product will look like. They are not to scale, because I have no idea how to do that and I don't want to waste time figuring it out. I just want to put my ideas down on paper so I don't forget them.
I was thinking of including one of my drawings on this post for your enjoyment, but I have to work on them a little. I will try to add one some time this week. Meanwhile I'll let you enjoy the Outdoor Room Miami-inspired episode. I love the water feature that includes the lounging/dining area.