Designing a pattern on the floor is an inexpensive way to tie together the look of your outdoor space. Designer Rachel Greathouse used a diamond pattern with a whitewash to fit the home's farmhouse chic design. Depending on the pattern and palette, you can end up with a rustic or modern look.
When the homeowners of this rustic cabin on Lake Lure in North Carolina decided to make the weekend retreat their full-time home, some changes had to be made, primarily improving the kitchen and outdoor spaces. One of the renovations: A timber arbor frames the new front door which welcomes guests and provides a visual transition into the peaceful retreat.
A welcoming outdoor room features natural wood and comfortable seating. Custom draperies made from Sunbrella fabric help keep the elements out while also softening the space. Ipe decking creates a warm backdrop to the beautiful outdoor furnishings.
Subtle variations in color and a few tropical touches animate this covered deck. A thatched roof shades an outdoor seating area complete with a gold sectional, striped ottoman, hammock chair and coral decor.
When actress Anne Heche and her husband asked Jamie Durie to create more shade in their too-hot backyard, he delivered with this house-length pergola fitted with adjustable Roman shades on the top and sides.