Two types of benches have been built into this outdoor deck, one on a stone wall and lined with cushions. The other bench is made of the same wood as the deck and lifted up to create a rift filled with shrubs.
This opulent patio space from designer Thomas Oppelt has arching entrances lined with bricks, exposed wood beams and outdoor brick fireplace. An ornate candle-holder forms a visual focal point on the fireplace mantel, and a seating area is highlighted by ornate light fixtures, comfortable outdoor chairs, ottoman and glass side table.
Not everyone has the luxury of a spectacular view, but there are other ways to make an ordinary deck look fantastic — like dressing up the space with a few fun stencils. The design on this deck's surface adds interest and movement.
Not every deck party needs to happen during the day. With the right deck lighting – think side posts and post caps as well as riser lighting on the stairs for safety – you can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for an adults-only cocktail party or movies and s’mores for the kids.
A round stone fire pit is flanked on either side by a curved slate bench that wraps from one end of a deck area to the other. Pillows have been placed on the bench adding style and comfort to the area.
Jill and Josh Barrett were in search of "something different" in a new home. They found it in this house built in the modern style in 1959. Homes that can genuinely lay claim to the term "modern" — in the strict architectural sense — are a rare find in Waco, Texas. This one presented Joanna with an opportunity to branch into some new creative directions.
This dreamy historic home, Arden, was built in 1917 and designed by renowned architect Neel Reid. Located in Atlanta, Georgia in the prestigious neighborhood of Buckhead, it is considered to be one of Reid's masterpieces.