Outdoor Rooms: Designs for Porches, Terraces, Decks, Gazebos

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Rockport Publishers, 2001 - Architecture - 160 pages
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Outdoor Rooms is a beautiful guide to some of the best terraces, porches, patios, gazebos, sunrooms, and garden rooms created by designers, architects, landscapers, and homeowners. These rooms have become the heart of the home—often literally with exterior fireplaces. In today’s busy world, where leisure time is precious, people want the most out of their homes, and are bringing in comfort to all living spaces—inside and out.

According to the humorous social critic Fran Lebowitz, "the outdoors is what you must pass through to get from your apartment into a taxicab." For homeowners today, the spaces between two forms of shelter are more than incidental atmosphere. Outdoor rooms have become the hearth of the home—often literally with exterior fireplaces. In today's busy world, where leisure time is precious, people want the most out of their homes, and are bringing comfort to all living spaces—inside and out.

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About the author (2001)

Julie D. Taylor is a freelance architecture and design writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California. She is the principal and founder of her own firm Taylor & Company, which provides marketing, public relations, and communications services to design professionals, manufacturers, and organizations in the fields of architecture, design and furnishings. As a former magazine editor for Designer’s West she is well known in the design field. She currently is a contributing editor to Patioscapes, and has written articles for Contract Design, Interior Design, Interiors, LA Architect and the Los Angeles Business Journal among others.

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