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.
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.
The color palette and fabric patterns of the patio coordinate with the interior spaces of the home. A clean, simple concrete fire pit bowl sits in the center of comfortable outdoor furniture, perfect for summer nights. The fire pit can be easily moved to the side when room for a dance floor is needed. Lots of potted plants in overscaled ceramic containers surround the area, helping to further define the space.
With woven furniture and a built-in bench for added seating, this Mediterranean terrace is situated to take advantage of its surrounding landscape and stunning views. The Porto Rafael villa features a main manor and two annexes, all designed to showcase the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean and the lush foliage that surrounds the property.
Fabulous indoor/outdoor terraces overlook the Biscayne Bay from this Mediterranean-style mansion in Miami. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Easy living is made even easier on this gorgeous Mediterranean patio. A long rustic trestle table provides ample room for guests, and the patterned tiles underfoot mean the floor is just as compelling as the surroundings.
Plush charcoal gray armchairs carve out an intimate seating area on this covered patio. Large sliding glass doors open the patio to the interior of the home, allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
A series of covered outdoor living spaces overlook an infinity pool and hot tub in the backyard of this Austin home. Throughout the house, design distinction is achieved with the contrast of light stone finishes and dark-stained wood.
A contemporary dining room seats 10 comfortably and sleek, low seating around the fireplace creates a cozy conversation area. The covered patio features skylights above and is open to a lush backyard, so that the outdoors can be enjoyed even in bad weather.