To prettify the space outside her back door, Carrie Eddleman of The Vintage Wren punched drain holes in three galvanized steel containers and stacked them atop one another. Herb gardens don’t get any easier.
As soon as they step through those double doors, the owners leave the desert behind and enter a gorgeous European garden. With blooming perennials and bushes all along the side of the house, they'll have no problem stopping to smell the roses.
A back door and kitchen window leading to the deck make outdoor grilling a breeze. “There is a major indoor-outdoor living element in this house,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “The pass through between the sink area in the kitchen and the grilling area on the deck is a great example, and what’s excellent about it is when its open and you’re grilling and you have friends over you can easily pass drinks and food out the window.”
These oak french doors open to an expansive back garden with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. The doors transition from the interior hardwood to a concrete stone patterned walkway leading into the backyard. Neutral velvet curtains frame the doorway for a polished, neutral look to the space.
French doors are a major perk in this eat-in kitchen, as they both fill the space with natural light *and* grant access to the deck. Meanwhile, floor-to-ceiling cabinets with glass panels complement the feature and provide plenty of storage.