Sit down and stay awhile on this cushioned, out-of-the-way bench under a backyard pepper tree. Rambling groundcover plants and the curved planks of the fan deck lead your eye out to the rest of the yard.
Keep family and friends cool in the shade with this pergola. Breezy fabrics provide shade without sacrificing sunlight, while cozy furnishings and blue accessories dress up the space. These inviting colors and the backyard poolside setting create a relaxing outdoor space.
A Reflective Outdoor Swimming Provides This La Jolla Garden With Added Depth
A reflective swimming pool is bordered by a multicolored stone wall in the garden of this La Jolla, California, home. At its foot, a matching stone fireplace is situated to warm guests as they lounge on oversized wicker sofas. A trellis canopied with classically styled shrubs is a natural barrier offering additional privacy.
The key to making outdoor spaces feel warm and welcoming is layering them like indoor spaces. Any time you plan a space, large or small, try to incorporate low-maintenance plants and potted flowers into the mix along with carefree rugs that add color, pattern and texture.
Comfortable Transitional Patio Perfect for Entertaining
A clean, simple concrete fire pit bowl is surrounded by comfortable outdoor furniture. Asian garden stools are used instead of matching side tables and an umbrella provides shade. The fire pit can be easily moved to the side when room for a dance floor is needed.
The deck was rebuilt because of water damage. That gave the client the opportunity to have it extended to create a grilling area immediately off of their kitchen as well as a fully screened patio on the ground floor.
No matter the weather, this covered patio is a great spot for lounging. A ceiling fan allows the homeowners and their guests to cool down during the hotter months. There's even a nearby pool for enjoying a swim.
Covered Porch With White Columns and Bench Seating
Rain or shine, this covered porch provides a space for entertaining no matter the weather. Wood bench seats line the outer edge of the room proving ample sitting space. The bench is accessorized with decorative cushions and pillows.
This courtyard's club chairs and sofa, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber, are topped with marine-grade, Sunbrella-upholstered cushions. The pliable, antifungal and antibacterial cube tables are fashioned from shredded rubber, then colorized with organically-mined dyes.
Cozy, transitional style is carried outdoors with this colorful sitting area designed by Brian Patrick Flynn. The deck rail is dressed up by several baskets of flowers, while a bright blue rug adds color and comfort beneath the upholstered sectional.