The continuous pelting of snow in my City has made me crave spring even more than usual this year so I am living vicariously through my blog in the hopes that one day I will see grass. I know that I have posted a few spaces over the last while of rooms that have had either a great view of the outdoors or that are open to the outdoors. This is my favorite type of room - one where you are somewhat sheltered but which is a part of nature. In this example I especially love the Asian feel to the outdoor arrangement. The tall grasses, Japanese maple, raised pond and pea gravel really give the garden a lot of visual interest without being too busy.