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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.