The lake seems to start right at the edge of the patio, where long twin sofas and a roof overhead make it possible to enjoy the view rain or shine. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
The bluestone patio leads from the indoor space onto the outdoor covered cabana and beyond, providing the foundation for the outdoor dining space and bordering the pool area, creating an elegant, complementary addition to the original portion of the home.
Outdoor slipper chairs offer a comfy spot to enjoy this open-air terrace in Malibu. Glass walls divide the interior spaces of this home from the beach beyond, taking advantage of the breathtaking views.
Sliding glass doors and glass balcony railing blend into the background so as not to distract from the incredible skyline view. Ipe wood's density and durability holds up to weathering better than most hardwoods, making it a great low-maintenance patio flooring option.
Instantly make your outdoor living room feel larger by outfitting adjacent spaces with furnishings in the same style and color scheme. While the covered area is meant for lounging and grilling out, the narrow area beside it has been designated for conversations in full sun.
Designers created an outdoor patio with several entertainment zones. In the center of the design is an outdoor kitchen, complete with a grill, dishwasher and bar. Off to the side is a dining area for enjoying a meal. In the rear of the space, a living room is situated around a fire pit for conversation and relaxing.
Almost any outdoor spot can be transformed into a functional living space or lounge with the proper use of dead space. While the narrow 5-foot-by-14-foot landing outside this home office is too awkward for sofas or love seats, it's verticality lends itself perfectly to taller seating options like basket chairs suspended on sturdy steel stands.
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
Vibrant colorful pillows and rugs bring this inviting patio space to life. A stone bench is built into the retaining wall which doubles as a privacy wall enclosing the cozy space. Wood furniture, plants and woven planters add beautiful natural texture to compliment the aesthetic.