A friend of ours is traveling through Italy right now with his family. They have been to some incredible places, but one of his photos really caught my eye. It was this photo of a gorgeous outdoor dining area~
I have seen quite a number of outdoor dining areas lately that I like, but this one struck a chord in me because right now, I am trying to create a dining area up by our fire pit and have been going back and forth between shade from trees and a large pergola. While I would prefer trees, the time it would take for them to mature would be long and I don't want to wait years for shade. A friend had suggested a large vine-covered pergola as it would create that shady area I am looking for much much faster.
I love how tall this one is, and how simple. Granted, the view of the Italian countryside surrounding it isn't exactly undesirable, but I don't anticipate if I build a pergola like this, I will suddenly have that view as well... It would be nice though!
Now it is just a matter of encouraging my handsome (and incredibly talented) husband that we really do need this on our property... Wish me luck!
ps~ if you want to see the incredible residence that they are staying at, where this pergola is located, you can find it here.