Clean lines easily define this contemporary backyard, creating cohesion from the swimming pool to the tennis court. After a dip in the pool, the owners can retreat to the lush lawn where two lounge chairs encourage a little leisurely sunbathing.
No lake house would be complete without a patio that overlooks the water. A large outdoor rug anchors the main sitting area, which boasts two comfortable sectionals and two square coffee tables, while four lounge chairs offer a space for some reading or reclining.
Four wicker chairs with bright orange cushions provide comfortable, stylish seating around the deck's fire pit. Thanks to the surrounding glass wall, this contemporary outdoor space feels even more warm and intimate.
Immerse yourself into this stunning patio oasis and the troubles of the world drift away. Contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool and infinity spa while a fire/water bowl, fire table and geometric see-through fireplace gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.
Outdoor lights under the covered porch area illuminate the patio flooring as it leads out onto the pool deck. Concrete stepping stones lead through the gravel rock bed running beside the gorgeous swimming pool. A row of lounge chairs provide an area to relax and enjoy the scene.
A long dining table with copper insets is surrounded by sleek contemporary chairs, creating family-style seating in this Houston, Tex., wine bar. Black leather sofas are used for comfy lounge areas, while a stained concrete bar makes for a cool, industrial spot for grabbing a drink.
This contemporary outdoor area features a 40-foot lap pool and concrete patio with a small outdoor dining table and chairs. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls that span wall-to-wall allow a glimpse at the interior spaces, including the kitchen and dining areas.
This luxurious Connecticut estate is surrounded by a sweeping lawn and perennial gardens and located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The large backyard pool features a fountain and two sitting areas complete with an outdoor love seat, lounge chairs and an umbrella for relaxing in the shade.
Clean, modern lines are incorporated into this exterior design that mirrors the contemporary elements of the home. An infinity pool and spa add interest and spacial economy to a design that packs a lot into a small space. The pool-side outdoor kitchen allows for a swim-up bar and luxurious lounge area.
Full-length windows and sliding glass doors invite indoor-outdoor living and display stunning views of Vero Beach in the dining room. White slipcovered chairs pair with a natural wood dining table for a stylish, contemporary look.
The distant sunset illuminates this tropical paradise's sprawling patio and pool. A swim in the the 50-foot salt water pool leads the way to a waterfall, while two poolside lounge chairs with umbrellas provide the ideal spot for kicking back to enjoy the view. A variety of tropical plants completes the look of the outdoor space.
A covered back deck runs the length of the HGTV Smart Home 2013, creating ample opportunity for outdoor entertaining. The teal ceiling adds a subtle layer of color and coastal charm to the Jacksonville, Fla., home. Two poolside lounge chairs can easily be moved into the shade of the deck.
Almost any outdoor spot can be transformed into a functional living space or lounge with the proper use of dead space. While the narrow 5-foot-by-14-foot landing outside this home office is too awkward for sofas or love seats, it's verticality lends itself perfectly to taller seating options like basket chairs suspended on sturdy steel stands.
Large windows wrap around this modern dining room allowing light to flood the space. A contemporary table is surrounded by mismatched dining chairs for a fun, casual look. The centerpiece of fresh tree boughs invites the outdoors in while adding height to the table setting.
A contemporary pedestal table and six sleek upholstered chairs create a lovely vignette inside this transitional dining room. Draperies with a subtle sheen accentuate the stunning outdoor view. The ebonized hardwood floor and shimmering walls and ceiling add a glamorous edge to the traditional architecture.
Built in 1957, this Dallas, Tex., residence was renovated to honor the architecture of the original design while also updating it for a modern family. MESA revamps the grounds to highlight the International style of Oak Court, including a chic pool that's integrated into the structural wall of the house. Contemporary red lounge chairs add a burst of color to the minimalist landscaping.
Down a short flight of stairs from the sun porch, the outdoor space expands again into an amazing sculpture garden and lounge. A series of tall sculptures are mixed with tables and chairs that also have an artistic quality. Brooklyn remains as close as a glance over the wall but with so many visual delights between it and the garden, the city feels worlds away.