For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
Th focus of this home's pool area is oneness with nature. A natural wood deck extends from the modern facade of the home, further blending the construction of this building with its surroundings. Two chaise lounges, a covered chaise lounge and a fire pit rest next to the pool so that homeowners can enjoy their views. The most spectacular part of this outdoor living space, however, is the infinity pool that stretches out across the space and seems to become one with the hillside, providing the ultimate "one with nature" feel designers and homeowners craved.
Outdoor drapery helps blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.
Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there. We're told the lake is a jet ski drag strip on the weekends, so good spectator seating!
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.