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.
Swimming Pool: French Normandy Beauty in New Canaan, Conn.
With an elevated spa and comfortable patio seating, the home's luxurious swimming pool makes the backyard feel like an exclusive resort. Trees surround the pool, providing shade and privacy, and flowers potted in elegant urns add feminine sophistication to the outdoor space.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining after dark ambient lighting adds sophistication to any get together. Sure, real candlelight is nice, but the convenience and safety of today’s programmable battery operated LED candles is hard to resist.
Covered Patio With Outdoor Kitchen and Sitting Area
This spacious backyard features a beautiful outdoor kitchen area with stainless steel appliances, including a grill and two refrigerators. Just next to the kitchen is a small sitting area with a brown rattan ottoman and matching loveseats, both featuring taupe outdoor cushions and colorful orange throw pillows.
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.
Stunning Oasis-Like Patio Features Infinity Spa & Seating Beneath A Custom Trellis
Relax in the oasis of this stunning outdoor living space featuring a brilliant infinity spa covered with Oceanside and Rainbow Iridescent tile. The surrounding environment – in splendid neutral tones and natural elements – is perfectly reflected in the still water. After the spa, let the warm breeze dry you off while lounging beneath a custom, wood trellis on a chic, woven wicker sofa.
This city home originally had failing retaining walls and an unwelcoming entryway. After a front yard makeover, large, decorative boulders, new stairs and sun-loving plants now guide visitors to the front door.
Transitional House Exterior With Black Roof in Hollywood Hills
With multiple terraces and ample windows, this transitional California home is perfectly sited to take advantage of its Hollywood Hills setting. Light, neutral sides and dark roofing create a simple yet effective contrast.
Green Pergola-Covered Porch With Adirondack Chairs
A common issue faced by homeowners with wooden pergolas is maintenance. When pergolas are stained, they require yearly or biyearly re-staining or resealing; however, if you paint a pergola in the same tones as your home's exterior, it creates a more cohesive look and requires much less maintenance.
These homeowners liked the cleanness of a modern home, but also wanted to keep warm colors that made the space feel more their own, so designers created a "transitional" look, using color tones that are clean and soft to downplay the radical, horizontal lines of a modern design.
Spacious Transitional Patio With Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor drapery panels frame this spacious transitional patio perfectly and help soften the large hardscaped space. The pillows on the fireplace bench add comfort and texture while the curved candelabras help define the space and add a touch of elegance to this outdoor living room.
This transitional curved deck is a stunning architectural feature highlighted by the furniture arrangement. Neutral colors and fabrics coordinate well with the natural outdoor elements. The outdoor area rugs really anchor and define each of these outdoor living spaces.
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.