Thursday, October 9, 2014

I just bought a few rain chains for my house as it is undergoing some construction especially the outdoor section of the home. I love to have friends and guests come over and having done this a long time, it was time to do some exterior work on the home. What started out as just a plan to fix faulty or worn out systems and appliances around the home slowly started progressing as a design concept. Since then, I’ve been looking for ideas to make the exterior look great and original. I have since added wood work as part of the outdoor entrance area. I got the idea of adding a rain chain when I saw a photo of one as I was browsing through a look book of outdoor design ideas. I love the contrast of the wood with the copper of the rain chain. I began looking through website excitedly for rain chains designs that I could add around the wooden deck area. I saw the traditional link rain chain and felt it was the perfect match for my outdoor deck area. It is a simple design but that’s exactly what I was looking for. I’m incorporating a lot of natural elements and design concepts that conform closely to nature with a contemporary feel. The traditional link is definitely the contemporary vibe I wanted to incorporate. An added bonus was adding lighting around the area where I have the rain chain so that even during the night hours, the rain chain can still be visibly seen, making it a focal point and therefore not lose its design appeal at dark. The rain chain hangs over an area I designated as being part of a rock bed with beautiful green yucca plants. The area looks awesome and can’t wait for my family and friends to see it at my next gathering. Charlene White Spokane, WA

1 comment:

  1. I use rain chains to direct the rain falling off our roof and for a pretty ambiance too.