When building an outdoor space, include a conversation area in a "U" or "O" shape anchored by a fireplace, suggests designer Brian Thompson of Thompson Custom Homes. For this outdoor living room, he paired distressed wood beams with muted brick walls for a casual, weathered look.
An exposed brick fireplace fills one wall in this traditional living room that features two cream chairs, a matching ottoman and two paisley stools. Two framed paintings of autumnal outdoor scenes on the wall pick up on the color of the brick to further warm up the space.
This outdoor patio area by Stephen Wlodarczyk features a large stone fireplace surrounded by comfortable seating. The red-orange of the brick is picked up by the bright orange and striped accent pillows on the couch.
An L-shaped counter and an island on wheels offer the ultimate in flexibility and convenience in this modern outdoor kitchen. Weathered wood furniture and a brick wood-burning fireplace give the space a homey feel, and multiple seating areas allow the homeowners to host both big and small gatherings.
A transitional living room is softened by large comfortable seating and a lush Flokati rug. Giant windows bring the outdoors in, and the fireplace brings an added warmth and central focus to the space. A zebra-print chair is a punchy addition, and the TV makes this space an all-around perfect living space.
A floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace is the focal point in this modern, neutral living space, with a wall of windows bringing in the beautiful outdoor views. Contemporary furniture with pops of blue are placed beside a large door that opens to the outside lawn.