“When people are outside, the beautiful teak and the cushions become the background for people and their dressed up clothes and their food and wine,” says Linda. “I like that kind of approach to outside, because you’re also looking at landscaping and the sky. The furniture is beautiful and durable, and it works in this area of the world. You want it to always look good and really be comfortable.”
When space is tight and the laundry room is located in the heart of the home, use upgraded cabinetry that blends in with living spaces. Vancouver-based Old World Kitchens & Custom Cabinets created this luxurious laundry room with teak cabinetry.
This teak outdoor storage shed has enough room for bicycles and lawn and garden tools. Plus, it blends in nicely with wooden fences. Available through Overstock.com, this shed has double doors that make it easy to conceal large items.
Tracy Morris Design brought the luxury resort experience to this Florida backyard. The pergola represents the client's travels to Turks and Caicos, with teak furniture to match. The white fabric used is both attractive and functional and the upholstery is soft with an absorbent core for quick drying. The furniture is positioned at various points on the slate patio to overlook the sparkling swimming pool.
This beautiful patio features a central fountain surrounded by bluestone pavers. Brick bands help define different sections. Gracefully wide steps lead down from the kitchen; the original door was widened to allow for a more seamless transition from indoors out.
A floating teak vanity creates a modern, organic look in this serene bathroom. A limestone countertop is matched to the large wall tiles that surround the room, and a chrome wall sconce adds a touch of glamour.
Thanks to a thick wall of trees and shrubs, this swimming pool and patio enjoys complete privacy. Flagstone gives dimension to the patio and has a more natural look than concrete. Teak lounge chairs offer respite from the sun or serve as the perfect spot to tan.
The living room deck stretches the space via double doors when the need arises. The white metal siding clads the entire top floor as a way of indicating the importance of the great room inside. The teak decking is a nice contrast to the Australian Cypress wood flooring inside.
Teak wood squares applied in a basket-weave pattern add intrigue to this fireplace design by Lori Dennis and SoCalContractor. Not ready for a structural do-over? Bring your gas fireplace up to date by subbing in concrete rock balls for the tried-and-true faux logs. Voila! Instant update.