Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.
A combination of uplighting and downlighting to highlight architectural and planting features along with a glowing fire pit creates a cosy, intimate effect in this patio design from Falling Waters Landscape featuring acid washed concrete pavers.
A patterned area rug compliments the hexagonal shape of the floor tile on this covered patio. A cozy gray sectional faces the home creating the feel of an outdoor living room. Striped pillows decorate the couch and compliment the neutral and gray tones used in the design. A simple, sharp coffee table fills the rug space to finish the room.
This Mediterranean-style dining terrace features a large patio table with seating for eight and light stone tiles that coordinate with the tile roof, making this space perfect for outdoor parties and casual entertaining.
Long, low lines characterize the architecture of this modern California home, nestled into a hilltop in Sonoma County wine country. An al fresco dining space is sheltered from the sun by a sleek patio roof, meanwhile enjoying stunning views. The dining area, as well as a pair of modern chaise longues, overlook a contemporary swimming pool.
This 300-square-foot patio at HGTV Smart Home 2013 comprises 30-inch cement slabs designed to replicate steppingstones. Mondo grass softens the gathering space, furnished with Adirondack chairs and designed to accommodate quiet conversations.
This idyllic backyard hideaway in Brooklyn by Statile & Todd combines nature and contemporary design in a patio that utilizes rectilinear stone (Mica Schist pavers) and an infill of barn red dust with a stabilizing agent.