02 June, 2011

"The Hangover, part II . . . "

Thomas O'Brien, New York, NY

First of all, I need to be quite clear about something, I am not - in ANY way - trying to infer the Thomas O'Brien is sitting out on his glorious terrace with a naked Korean businessman and a small, mischievous Capuchin monkey.  Nope, not saying that at all.

But, I *AM* a bit fixated on these beautiful awnings.  Summer is heading this way (even in notoriously damp San Francisco) and there's something delicious about lounging outdoors shaded under one these beautiful awnings . . .

Simply perfect.  Seriously.

Shelton, Mindel & Associates, from Architectural Digest
(photography by Michael Moran)
Or maybe we need some shade for a little morning breakfast?
With the New York Times and a perfectly toasted English muffin and coffee? 

Or lounging in the late afternoon - the flag wafting in the breeze . . .
with a cocktail in hand.
Atlanta Showhouse, from Traditional Home

Williams Sonoma Home Store, Palo Alto California

Remember the sunscreen,


quintessence said...

Had to read for title alone!! Love awnings!

Designs By Pinky said...

That first picture is perfection, to me!!!! Gorgeous. Pinky

Merlin said...

There IS SOMETHING about an awning! franki

Splendid Sass said...

Oh goodness. Gorgeous black and white porch!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Love these spaces great places to sit with a continental breakfast

Whitney said...

You crack me up!!
That black & white striped/checkerboard porch is giving me the fever. Thanks for sharing - putting it on my Pinterest 'maybe someday' board. - Whitney

Linda@adesignsnack said...

well of course we inferred nothing! everyone knows capuchins are always nattily attired..You are too funny!

The enchanted home said...

So funny! Never met an awning I didn't love (well on second thought there are a few exceptoins) but in general love the look. Love the black and white on the covered porch..gorgeous and the unexpected pop of red on the city terrace is quite great looking too!

Michael Hampton said...


It was so wonderful running into you while I was in SF. Maybe we can have lunch next time I'm in SF.



Brillante Interiors said...

The first two images are great and I can picture myself there. Not sure about an orange red awning...too bright and too reflective of sun.

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