Spacious Covered Outdoor Sitting and Dining Area With a Fireplace
This peaceful covered outdoor area features wood furniture and wicker tables positioned in front of a fireplace. Teal cushions and decorative objects add a pop of color. Nearby is a dining table with wicker chairs and just beyond is a view of the gorgeous pool area.
Outdoor Space Features Modern Chairs, Patterned Pillows
Keeping with the Moroccan theme, designer Joe Human layered this eclectic outdoor space with bold patterns and faux greenery. Two wire chairs ensure that there's plenty of sitting room for guests, while blue and white pillows provide additional comfort.
Herb Garden in a Pale Blue Painted Gutter Hanging Set Up
The slim profile of this portable herb garden makes it ideal for small outdoor spaces. Amy Baesler of Her Tool Belt painted three lengths of gutter in robin’s nest blue then suspended them from a DIY stand.
As a personal retreat or for entertaining, the outdoor areas of this Arizona home offer an inspired living space. Framed by the mountain views and lush desert landscape, the double negative edged pool and spa are the perfect spot to relax. Flower beds inset into the patio offer color and life to the space.
Swimming Pool: Classic Revival in Belvedere, Calif.
The backyard swimming pool, in gorgeous teal-colored tile, is a nod to the lush green landscape and majestic blue water that surround the home. A vine-covered pergola is situated beside the pool for shade on hot summer days.
Light and Bright Guest House Living Room With Turquoise Accents
Natural light illuminates this guest house living room with a gray sectional sofa and turquoise accents, like the throw pillows and table lamps. Black metal frames the windows, while a blue area rug sits atop the hardwood floors.
Entertaining friends and family in comfort were extremely important to the homeowners, so designers merged the homeowners' love of the outdoors with an al fresco great room that offers all forms of entertainment: play, relaxation, socializing and dining. To create this great space, designers combined outdoor rugs, mixed furniture sets and lots of accessories to make the space feel like an extension of the home's interior.
Designed by TriplePoint Design Build, this pool and patio area is a beautiful and functional space for entertaining. Because the colors were kept soft and muted, the natural surroundings become part of the scene. At dusk, the well-designed lighting plan is used to its full effect.
Before committing to a space plan, first consider the best focal point to enjoy from the comfort of your outdoor living room. The modern pool here is definitely the star of the backyard, so by orienting the furniture to look out at it, friends and family have an instant conversation starter for breaking the ice. Plus it's great for encouraging interaction between those lounging and those taking a plunge in the pool.