An outdoor sitting area outside a New Orleans townhouse has color and personality thanks to this gray patio furniture set. The contemporary style serves as a modern-day counterpoint to the historic home.
Large custom planters make a dramatic statement in this contemporary patio off Oak Court, an International style home in Dallas, Tex. Simple white chairs and lounge chairs sit on a crushed stone patio for relaxing outdoors.
Low-growing plants, an infinity pool and a sunken banquette don't obstruct the spectacular view from this patio. The fire pit and vibrant bench cushions make this space a cozy spot for watching the sun set.
The remodel of this contemporary, lakeside backyard features a built-in fire pit, lighted pool and hot tub, and an array of tiered terraces designed for lounging, dining and relaxing. Vein-cut limestone creates a sleek, neutral backdrop that lets the infinity pool steal the show.
Snuggle up on summer nights on the patio's large sectional, a good seating solution for smaller outdoor spaces. A ceramic yellow garden stool and two round white tables can be either coffee or end tables, whatever the occasion demands.