Dining outside for many months of the year is one of the pleasures of life in Atlanta. Rollins softens outdoor spaces with ferns, palms and other plants displayed in containers whose colors coordinate with her outdoor design scheme.
Curves abound in this modern outdoor courtyard, which takes its cues from the home's contemporary design. At the center of the outdoor space, a sleek dining table with seating for eight offers a tranquil spot for dining in the open desert air.
Extending outward from the home creates an outdoor, covered lounge area perfect for relaxing after meals in the al fresco dining space near the pool. The massive patio space continues use of the home's neutral tan and taupe palette, working in tandem with numerous seating options to create a resort-like atmosphere.
You can choose to eat at the dining area inside or dine alfresco at this waterfront home in Tampa, Fla. A dark wood dining table and benches on either side offers casual outdoor dining with a trio of candles as the centerpiece. A built-in grill and mini fridge makes it convenient to entertain guests here.
Enjoy al fresco dining on this elevated, lakeside deck. After dining, relax on one of the swings. Many of the residential properties on this lake have a boat dock. The Houghtons bought two lots, making room for a boat dock AND a second "party deck" (this was their wish, in two words!). So HGID designed this as a floating lounge, literally - comfy upholstered seating areas with a huge TV, swimming dock (they're wake boarding fanatics) and wet bar complete with a kegerator (they're fanatical for beer). Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there.