Although it may not feel like it at the moment, we can all rest assured that Fall is coming! As we forecast forward and anticipate cooler days ahead, our thoughts are drifting to the perfect outdoor living space, the ideal combination of inviting the outside in and the inside out. At Susan Semmelmann Interiors we see this as a prime example of the benefits of construction detailing in home design, the ability to create a holistic plan centered around the year-round functionality and entertaining space that we so often see as a highly desired home feature for our Dallas Fort Worth interior design clients. In milder climates like ours, outdoor living spaces can serve a multitude of functions and be utilized during all seasons – a playful place by the water in the hotter months, a warm cozy spot by the fire in the cooler months, and an ever-present opportunity for relaxed dining and enjoyment during the majority of the year. An outdoor living area is simply an extension of your home and should be incorporated in to the plans from the ground up. As you can see from these gorgeous inspirations [see images for design credit], these spaces are not at all an afterthought, but integral pieces of the plan with intentional functionality that flow seamlessly from one space to the next. So often the outdoor space is “added on” as opposed to “added in” to the original home design, let us help you create and execute your ultimate home vision from foundation to finishings, from the outside in!