A pair of welcoming outdoor sofas flank a long, narrow fire pit in this Tuscan-inspired California courtyard, inviting conversation. Lush plantings grace containers throughout the space, adding to its warmth and charm.
At the top of the sloping hill that was created to divert water away from the outdoor living space, a wood-burning fire pit and gathering area can be found. Chairs around the fire pit add conversation seating, while a custom built, metal hammock allows for a more relaxing option.
Custom bench seating surrounds this welcoming fire pit, creating a great space for conversation any time of year. The fire pit and benches are lit from below, drawing the eye to the space and increasing its warm, cozy vibe. Well-placed stones create a sculptural focal point in the backyard beyond.
Kerrie Kelly's inspiration for this snappy living room seems reflective of yesteryear, as she imbues the room with touches of 1950s' aesthetics. The conversation pit in yellow, white entertainment cabinet, industrial-style light fixture and wood credenza help to make for a happy, sophisticated and functional composition.
A picture window, flanked by double-hung ones, gathers light into this cozy, inviting space. Two sofas -- a leather Chesterfield and an upholstered Lawson-arm -- face each other to create a conversation pit. A wingback chair sits to the side, perfect for reading in front of the fire.
A thin brick deck surrounds this classic backyard pool, which is nestled into a neatly landscaped courtyard. A columned porch overlooks the scene, and a built-in fire pit provides a great spot for poolside conversation.
This natural stone fire pit is the perfect place for cozy conversation or roasting a few marshmallows. Surrounded by chairs and lush landscaping, this backyard patio is surely a favorite gathering spot.
Wanting to give their clients plenty of room for outdoor entertaining, the landscape architects also introduced a soft gray sectional by the pool. At night, guests can enjoy drinks and conversation around the sleek stone fire pit.