You don’t need a lot of space to create a multifunctional outdoor living area. Here, designer Lisa Aiken packed a pair of lounge chairs with quick-dry seats, and a high-top bistro table with stool seating for four onto a compact rooftop terrace. “The high table lets diners overlook the beach,” says Aiken.
In this center of this Paris Café inspired dining space is a Mango wood dining table with classic cabriole legs that add elegance and class to the space. Surrounding this beautiful piece are four European rattan chairs, providing space for an intimate gathering as well as furthering the feeling of being on the streets in Paris.
This adorable breakfast nook originally only had room for a small bistro table and chairs. To make the space more useable, the designers added built-in bench seating (with handy storage drawers!) and found the perfectly petite round table to finish it off.
The historic cottage in old town Key West opens up to a dark wood deck with comfortable wicker furniture, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Steps down from the deck is a stone patio with bistro table and chairs, while tropical landscaping provides privacy and a serene atmosphere.
Mixing up the colors of a matching set in bright sherbet hues, as seen with this bistro table and chairs, works particularly well in a verdant outdoor setting. The heart-shaped chairs are sweet reminders of yesteryear, and the small round table can serve for a romantic dinner in the garden.
A dark-stained wood deck provides a small outdoor area for this shipping container house, painted bright yellow. A bright white bistro table and chairs complement the white French doors that lead out to the interior space. A small container garden adds a variety of color while also offering some privacy.
This whimsical tea kettle playhouse is the perfect space for kids to escape and have a magical tea party. An outdoor bistro table with chairs complete with tea set sparks creativity and imagination. Flower shaped lights and landscaping insets coordinate well with the natural landscape and flowers in this backyard setting.
A color palette of khaki, sage and cream gets an infusion of vivid orange with a contemporary glass pendant light that brightens up this eat-in kitchen. A bistro-style table and chairs provides an eating area without taking up unnecessary space.
In this functional upstairs landing, various areas provide spots for dining, working and entertaining. At the top of the stairs to the left, floating shelves and a built-in desk create a cozy home office nook. Nearby, dark cabinetry and dark floating shelves characterize the built-in bar. Meanwhile, a loft-like landing offers space for a modern bistro table and four chairs, creating a fun area for dining or playing games.
On the other side of the room, a nook away from the kitchen’s more functional areas, is a study in comfort. A small bistro table flanked by chairs and built-in seating comfortably accommodates the family of four while keeping the space neat and streamlined. A second fireplace features a collection of small busts and other elements set against the ultra-modern geometric wire artwork that adorns the wall. A large plant provides the final touch that makes this curated space feel like a home.
The layout of the living room accommodates different activities, creating a true multipurpose space. The primary seating area includes an intimate arrangement of the sofa and two armchairs for gatherings of family or friends. The sofa has a comfortable view of the television, which is mounted above the fireplace, for nights when the homeowners choose to stay in and watch a movie. A bistro-sized table and chairs near the window offer a space to have a drink, play cards or even work on a laptop with a view of the TV.