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Dream Home Mood Board: Backyard

Backyard design mood board

The Design & Living Magazine dream house would have ample outdoor space for stunning seating arrangements like those we saw in the houses we visited last summer. Learn more about our favorite backyard design!

Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography and Hillary Ehlen

With the arrival of a new calendar year, we can’t help but to reflect on the past twelve months. In 2018, Design & Living Magazine amassed quite the collection of stunning photos for your home inspiration.

That being said, this is the perfect time to look back at all of the exquisite places we’ve been. While doing so, we noted our own personal favorite elements of each space, which leads us to imagine, “What would it be like if someone designed a home using a mood board based on content from Design & Living Magazine?”

In case you were wondering, that is exactly what we have done here. As an exercise in indulgence, we’ve gathered photos taken in 2018 from our archives and used them to create a mood board for what we can only describe as a Design & Living Magazine dream home.

Now, this house doesn’t really exist, but these meticulously curated mood boards will provide you with home inspiration for years and years to come. Also within these pages, local experts predict which design trends will be big over in 2019. What would you want to see in the magazine this year? Tell us at DesignAndLivingMagazine.com/Contact-Us.

Backyard

It feels like ages since we were last able to enjoy a glass of wine on the patio underneath a big, blue sky. These images make us long for warmer days. The Design & Living Magazine dream house would have ample outdoor space for stunning seating arrangements like those we saw in the houses we visited last summer.

Backyard design mood board

Fire pit
Photo by Hillary Ehlen
Home of Aaron Karvonen
Landscaping by Lakes Country Landscaping

Backyard design mood board

Lakeside bonfire
Photo by Hillary Ehlen
Hagen Family Home
Home by Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.

Backyard design mood board

Outdoor dining area
Photo by J. Alan Paul Photography
DeFoe Family Home
Home by Studio West Homes

Backyard design mood board

Lakeside dining
Photo by J. Alan Paul Photography
Staging by designingwomen2

Backyard design mood board

Outdoor seating
Photo by J. Alan Paul Photography
DeFoe Family Home
Home by Studio West Homes

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