A wide front porch, topped with a 24-gauge standing-seam roof, invites relaxation and conversation with neighbors at HGTV Smart Home 2013. Pine straw-covered beds planted with Asiatic jasmine greet guests along the front fence.
Porch with Outdoor Furniture and Mirrored Table with Lanterns
WAKE + LOOM Design used a matching patio set, which can be a splurge, on this small porch, but you can draw inspiration from the table top. To glam up a wicker table you own or a yard sale item, add a mirror or a piece of glass to the top.
A white painted stone fireplace serves as the focal point of this modern coastal style deck. White curtains offer privacy or protection from the sun. A rectangular coffee table with a black frame mimics the black framed outdoor couches.
One of Cobb Architects' goals was to make this home feel as connected and low to the ground as possible while still achieving the appropriate level of protection above the high flood zones in Charleston, S.C. The home achieves this with a unique yet beautiful proportion that keeps it safe and protected.
This coastal-inspired pool and patio area features neutral Terrazzo tiles and a blue stucco exterior. Numerous sitting areas provide comfortable options for relaxing by the pool, while a nearby kitchen with a stainless steel grill and range hood allow the convenience of outdoor entertaining.
Exterior of Brentwood Home With Baby Blue Wood Siding
Dare to dream with this Brentwood home designed by Jackson Paige Interiors, beginning with its exterior--a unique beauty in blue and white. Rustic wood siding painted in baby blue, immediately call to mind a seaside resort, where one can while away the hours reading, relaxing and enjoying the view. The outside of this home offers a sneak peak to the colors found inside, with blue and purple playing their parts throughout the space.
Timbers, fashioned from locally sourced Southern yellow pine, lend rusticity to the Low Country style of this coastal home. Long overhangs protect outdoor spaces from both intense sun and rain and the entire home is built to withstand hurricanes and floods.
Decorated Patio Sofa with Pillows and Bowl with Lemons
There's nothing sour about this well-styled patio sofa. In a small space, all you may need are a couple of pillows and accessories. It could be as simple as looking in your fridge. Here, designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design placed lemons in a metal bowl for a burst of color. You can sew a simple outdoor pillow as well.
Small Patio With Seafoam Blue Striped Rug Under Woven Bubble Furniture With Yellow Throw Pillows
In a small outdoor space, an outdoor rug can play multiple roles, creating a seating “island” as it does here, adding color and style, and making the area appear larger thanks to the introduction of an overall pattern. Designer Annastasia Mitchell chose this rug carefully for its seafoam blue color, which repeats the apartment’s interior color palette, “providing a sense of visual flow,” she says, and to repeat the horizontal pattern of the louvered windows.
The front porch of this coastal Low Country cottage is the perfect place to relax at sunrise. Neutral geometric prints add interest to the plush outdoor furniture that's perfect for reading or taking in the view. To combat the harsh sea air, the home features weather-resistant cedar shingle siding and Garapa decking, a durable, sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. (HGTV Dream Home 2013)