Cayley, a dear friend of mine, lives in a beautiful home.  The home is only 4 years old but her landscape and the amazing furnishings make you feel like this house was built somewhere in the countryside of Italy many years ago.  The warmth and welcoming feel is what you might expect to find in a comfortable and cozy country home of Tuscany.   She always sets a wonderful table and her setting for the 4th is no exception.

4th of July

I think my favorite outdoor space in her home is the courtyard, located off the dining room.  This space has everything you could wish for in an outdoor living room.  There is a fireplace with a back drop of olive trees and flowering plants…

…a multi-tiered fountain that provides relaxing sounds that calm and soothe you after a busy day…

Ahh, the soothing sound of water cascading gently.

…lush landscape that cools the space as well as offers the scents of jasmine and hydrangea.

I love hydrangea!

This is a wonderful outdoor room and one that inspires me to work in my garden!

Star jasmine, trained on wire, gives the space interest and fragrance.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  Cayley, thank you for sharing your home with me!