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Thursday, August 9, 2012

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76 comments:

  1. Love your terrace. Looks so inviting and relaxing with lots of privacy.

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  2. Wow! So beautiful! Love it! ~Leslie NB Canada

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  3. Your terrace is just gorgeous and what a fantastic view. I would never want to leave that beautiful relaxing area of your home. It is very unique.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  4. What a lovely terrace and quite the view. Just so beautiful.

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  5. If you walk out onto your terrace and you see a stranger sitting there sipping lemonade taking in the view, don't worry; it's just me.
    Lovely.

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  6. What a lovely spot! Who wouldn't enjoy relaxing there with that lovely view.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I would love having cocktails here!

    Best,
    Tim

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  8. Absolutely beautiful.

    Allison from Athens, Ga. (who, alas, cannot figure out how to post as anything other than "Anonymous" :)

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  9. Gorgeous, Joan! How peaceful everything looks. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  10. Oh dear Joan...I couldn't help but laugh when I came to this post. I stopped by to copy your paint colors for another project I am working on. I just finished a post for tomorrow on my lakehouse patio...(you must see the similarities). Shutters, same gravel, same orb...hmmm....great minds?. However your terrace looks so much more finished than mine! Of course!!!

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  11. Gorgeous!!! I love your terrace.

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  12. Like you needed another beautiful place to sit!!! Beautiful job and outstanding view.

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  13. As usual, it's perfect. It is just as amazing as your interior - only outside in the beauty of nature. I love how your touches of green and turquoise are carried throughout as they are inside.
    -Revi

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  14. Joan, Dan, and Ella! Ahhh! Relaxing, comfortable, serene...the adjectives are endless. This outdoor room would be perfect any time of the day/evening. You did a wonderful job creating this space. Cindy

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  15. Your home just gets better and better, just when I think it can't get any better!!!!! This is a wonderful space. Love the rock wall and the stone floor. Would love to sit there with you and chat, but then you never sit, do you???? XO, Pinky

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  16. LOVE!!! When are you coming to my house to work some magic? :) Thanks for sharing.

    Vicki

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  17. Lovely spot to relax Joan! I am wondering what you have planted in those very shallow metal trays on the stone wall? The green with the pink stem is lovely. I thought I recognized some moss rose also. I am loving your black umbrella too!

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  18. It looks beautiful! I can imagine sitting there, quietly listening to nature around me, as I watch the clouds roll overhead. What a relaxing spot you've created! And that is an amazing view of the back fields.

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  19. LOVE! One of my faves are the saucer pots with herbs (?)....and the way the fishing floats are just kinda scattered around.

    The whole thing is SUBLIME!

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  20. Beautiful Joan! I love that table and old shutter!

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  21. Idyllic! The fishing floats just really did it for me... so restful.
    Any tips on keeping gravel free of debris? We have a small gravel dining area under a maple tree, and I am about to give up on EVER keeping it free of twigs and tree debris!

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  22. Your terrace is beautiful and looks like such a relaxing space. I hope you're planning to share all the details with us as usual. I can't wait!

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  23. your home is so beautiful, I want you to invite me over for a tour :)

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  24. Joan,
    A collective sigh of relaxation is what I felt just imagining myself sitting on such a beautiful terrace with that view.
    Karen

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  25. I very much admire the shade of exterior gray paint and white trim you are using. Would you mind sharing what it is? Thanks so much!

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  26. Joan that looks like a little piece of heaven!

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  27. What a wonderful place to sit and sip while enjoying that fantastic view! I can only imagine what it will be like in the fall.

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  28. OK, I'm seriously jealous! LOL!!! Everything is just stunning! What a gorgeous place to unwind with a cocktail and loved ones!

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  29. Dear Lady you need to style for magazine photo shoots - you've got an eye. The mixture of sphere's in iron, metal and glass rolled into the sitting area looks casual, but it was very thought out.

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  30. After seeing your photo on Instagram, I was hoping you'd post this on your blog so I could save it to Pinterst. Thanks, it's beautiful!

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  31. This is perfectly beautiful! I can't wait to visit the East Coast again! and this just confirmed it!

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  32. so very beautiful. it's making me miss summer - freezing in sydney today!

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  33. ..oh my...the rocks...the stone...the pea gravel...the granite steps set in the grass...the old shutter...the iron work...the chairs ready for talk...the sky...the clouds...the VIEW...God's in new hampshire...all's right with the world...blessings laney

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  34. What a lovely spot to sit, relax with a glass of wine and some cheese, and take in the gorgeous scenery.
    Claudia

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  35. What a dreamy spot..and those vistsas, breathtaking!! I am sure you must spend a lot of time out there, it is just picture perfect!!

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  36. Beautiful sitting area. Love the long table on the side of the house. Was it something you made or bought? Please share.
    Thanks

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  37. Love the black umbrella! It's the perfect punctuation point for your beautiful terrace. And the arc of stones descending...love that, too!

    Jane

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  38. Beautiful - love all the textures and interesting accessories.

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  39. Your terrace is so beautiful! The wall is so perfect and I am sooo jealous! ;)

    Your blog is such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing all the pictures of your-perfect home!

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  40. Joan! I am pea green and purple with envy!!!!!! So lovely!!! Makes me miss New England!!! You are sooooooooo talented!!!!!

    Best!
    Nancy from North Carolina

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  41. how many people out there have a file on their computer and a file on pinterest jammed with for love of a house pictures. start adding!!!

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  42. Love, you are now my desktop background :) I feel a perfect balance of your Southern Roots and Northern Wings :)

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  43. Gorgeous! It is so magazine worthy:) Now how can I do that to my yard?

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  44. Absolutely beautiful!! You have a created a gorgeous oasis! I would love to sit out there! What a view!

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  45. oh my gosh...how do you ever ever leave????

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  46. There are no words to even express your talents. Your terrace is breathtaking, along with everything else. No need for you to ever take a vacation.....where could you go that would be as lovely inside or out. I'm anixous for every detail. I really love the tall "stake" (don't know exactly what to call it) next to the shutter on the table. You must have made it??? Everything is just so beautiful. best regards, Wenda

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  47. so beautiful. and i know that in person it is prob 1000x prettier - which is astounding! xo

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  48. I love the pictures with clouds, which put your beautiful terrace in context with your beautiful surroundings - but the one I love most, is the one looking towards the house with the clouds reflected on the windows. Awesome!!!
    No wonder your terrace is such a calm and peaceful oasis. Your eye for beauty is also reflected....

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  49. Wow, it is gorgeous !!
    Hugs,Stella

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  50. I get so excited when I visit your visit your blog and see a new post (geeky, I know). Your home is so beautiful. Can't wait for the details on the terrace. I'm loving the tray on the pedestal. I have a bird bath base that I'm stubbornly hanging onto even though there's no sign of the top anywhere. The tray is a great idea that I may have to borrow!

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  51. I'm speechless! As with everything you do, Joan, you've created the most inviting, interesting, and beautiful space. Love all the unique details and that incredible view. Here's to many years of enjoyment!
    xo Heidi

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  52. Lovely, lovely, lovely. What a magnificent view. Love those huge 'stone' steps. Granite? So many things to love here. Like that old shutter and the table underneath. You have such a knack of putting things together.

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  53. You know when I show these photos to my husband, he is going to want to look in New Hampshire :)
    It all looks perfect, I will "steal" as many of your ideas as possible when our turn comes. We are looking in Western Connecticut now :)

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  54. Wow... I'm speachless!! Everything is perfect!
    Love
    Etta

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  55. holy. you are the best. hands down! thanks for making my friday night. the baby has kept me away too long. amazing work joan, as always!

    xo!
    ashley over @
    {hookedonhickory}

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  56. What a wonderful outdoor room! Looks like a great place to sit in the evening with a good cocktail and enjoy the company. Oh is my room ready yet? :) donna

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  57. Oh my gosh Joan...gorgeous!!! I knew it would be...all the details from the big picture down to the smallest details like the amber or gold glass votive candles on top of that tray resting on the copper piece. Is that the tray you used a while back on a post?

    The views are spectacular...love the pea gravel, the chairs and of course the paint color(s) of the house. We are the middle of deciding on whether to go with gray or white...my little house is not big enough to go with both...so this is not helping at all! haha

    xo
    annie

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  58. Been missing you! Hope your summer is as fabulous as it looks from here!

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  59. Absolutely stunning Joan! Wow, it's a beautiful outdoor room.
    xoTrina

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  60. You are seriously amazing! Just amazing.

    xo
    Sécia

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  61. Joan, seriously, every little nook of your home is exquisite....even the outdoors. LOVE IT!

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  62. Joan - I've been a follower of your blog for a couple of years, but this is my first time commenting. You have such an earthy, organic style that I have come to love so much! Whenever I have a new idea for my home I think "I wonder what Joan would do" and then I come here. You almost make me want to move to New Hampshire!

    Fondly,
    Angela - Gulf Coast Mississippi

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    1. Thank you for your comment Angela! I am very honored by your sweet words! Love knowing you're in the south!

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  63. Joan- I love it all!
    I love the terraced granite steps...so classy! I really love that louver door and the table with it's accents! You really know how to do it right!
    You and Dan have made this such a lovely place to enjoy and be proud of!
    I envy your honeymoon years with your new State and home! I remember how I felt so wrapped up in this area that I live when we moved here! Enjoy!

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  64. Love it! What a view, enjoy enjoy!

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  65. Breathtaking!! Love it! I hope you share the details :)

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  66. Your terrace is so beautiful! You are very blessed.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  67. Gorgeous stones and lovely view!

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  68. It looks beautiful! I could sit out there all day.

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  69. Joan - I was raised in Maine & lived in Conroe, TX for 4 years. Your charming southern roots do wonderful justice to the beauty of NH. Thank you so much for sharing. Could you possibly tell me the approx. amount of pea gravel you used on the terrace? I currently live in Virginia and have a spot that is in desperate need of pea gravel, but I'm not sure of the depth or amount to start with.

    You can get there....ya'all ;-)
    Stephanie

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    1. hi Stephanie, the terrace measures approximately 24 x 28 feet and we used less than a full dump truck which is less than 10 cubic yards. We had to put ours down rather thick since the terrace slopes to bring it all to the same grade height, we probably have 4-6 inches depending on the location. You might not need as much depth. I would suggest that you take your measurements of the space to your local stone yard/landscape supply and tell them what you are trying to achieve and they'll be able to figure out exactly how much you need. You'll also be able to see the available colors in your area.

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  70. You've got to be a bit pleased with the final? results. I appreciate your long range vision and love the results. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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