Keep the elements in mind when designing for the outdoors. A large awning covers this deck to make the southern-exposed backyard more comfortable during the day, while a tall patinated copper water feature provides a soothing sound to block any outside noises. Plantings are layered to blend into the slope, allowing the property to feel larger.
Tilt-and-turn windows, popular in Europe, can be opened two ways: with a side hinge that lets the sash swing horizontally and with a bottom hinge that permits the window to be opened like an awning window. The dual-action offers interesting flexibility for cleaning and for interior design.
This ranch home's exterior is a study in contrasts, rustic meets contemporary chic. The stone wall out front mimics a tumble-down version you might find in a field. A crisp black-and-white striped awning gives smart welcome above the front door.
To create a comfortable space for entertaining, the team at Synthesis extended patio space from the door leading from this home's kitchen where stairs once led directly to the yard. A retractable awning on the trellis allows the homeowners to control the amount of sun exposure to the patio, and a built-in cookout station with counter space keeps the whole party outside.
A large white awning extends out from a luxurious outdoor living room. A traditional metal chandelier illuminates the covered space, complete with sofa, coffee table and a fireplace. Curtains are made to slide, creating a wall to protect the elaborate interior on rainy days. The awning stretches across a dining area with a metal table and chairs for a shady entertaining space.
This open air, poolside pavilion features warm, bright lighting giving a glowing atmosphere to the dining, lounging and cooking space. A pergola transitions from the open patio to the roofed outdoor living space. A variety of seating allows for guest to enjoy every angle and fixture in this luxurious patio set up.
The Weingart Center Garden in Los Angeles features a shaded sitting area with colorful sail awnings and red octagon-shaped picnic tables. Raised beds offer a home to trees with deep purple leaves, while a stone fountain offers a fun water feature.
This home in Corona del Mar, California mixes more traditional Cape Cod style with the colorful fun of the Tropics. Awnings get a dose of turquoise blue. An upper level railing features a detailed geometric pattern.
Light pink paint on the wall, sconces and a small chandelier give the room a look that's bright and airy as well as feminine. A wood shingle effect accent wall adds texture to the room and is matched by awnings over the windows.