Blue curtains are used on both sides of a garden pergola to create a sense of privacy in a space used for meals and low-key parties. The curtains perfectly frame a small table and chairs to create the cozy outdoor dining area.
No need to walk far to enjoy this relaxing pool. Take a dip in the beautiful pool or enjoy a refreshing beverage on the step up patio area featuring Adirondack chairs and a vibrant red umbrella for a little shade and pop of color. This elegant garden is easy to maintain and allows natural beauty to flow.
Red stools and chairs, contemporary metal and mesh furniture and a water element make this Boston courtyard a chic hangout spot. The townhouse courtyard designed by A Blade of Grass has a plexiglass panel, fire feature and glass table on wheels. It was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award winner for small garden design.
The designer wanted to create specific rooms for the family to enjoy throughout their garden. The tiki hut became a tropical outdoor dining area with a dining table and chairs from Janus et Cie. The client also requested two more elements: a water feature and a bridge, which features oolite and coral stone.
A decadent white dining table is surrounded by 8 white leather chairs and sits on a stunning gray Barbara Barry area rug. A unique wooden wall treatment features plenty of windows to allow in natural light and views of the garden outside. Modern lights hang from the warm wood ceiling beams, creating a soft ambiance for dining.
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.
From the comfortable chairs of this Santa Barbara covered patio, you can see the beautiful landscape design of Mark Scott and Associates that continues the home's Mediterranean theme. Stepping stones were laid in the grass, with a garden planted and bordered a few feet beyond the green space. The look is stately, serene and symmetrical in a most interesting way.
The back deck of the HGTV Smart Home 2013 located in Jacksonville, FL is accented with a blue pine trestle-style table and rustic metal chairs. The dining table set presents the perfect marriage of modern and vintage-chic garden design. Composite decking in a weathered gray hue creates a neutral canvas underfoot and a built-in grill in the outdoor kitchen area finish the space.
Multiple seating areas allow the owners of this charming Jamestown cottage to take advantage of both sunlight and shade. A brick patio takes advantage of this shady lot's one sunny spot with a pair of spring green Adirondack chairs, perfect for morning coffee. Meanwhile, the covered back porch offers an ideal spot for dining al fresco and enjoying the lush back garden view.
Modern artwork, lighting and furnishings mix with traditional pieces, such as a wing chair, in a white and blue sitting room by Jimmy Stanton for a Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. He selected items that have concrete, wood and stone, along with graphic artwork and a rug with a faux bois design. Garden stools provide extra seating or space for coffee or cocktails.
A custom designed table made from Italian porcelain flooring with a glass tile inlay is flanked by comfortable metal dining chairs with striped blue cushions in this outdoor dining area. The view from the table is expansive and opens up to hillsides covered in eucalyptus and palm trees and a comfortable lounge area with additional seating. The hillside lounge area is framed by two taupe pillars, a brick patio and a brown wood guardrail, emphasizing the neutral color palette of the garden.
Pamper yourself by transforming an outdoor space into a custom retreat. Japanese forest bathing research shows that time spent in the Great Outdoors brings significant health benefits—lower blood pressure, less stress, greater empathy. Green spaces soothe both body and brain, and you can reap the results with a spot in your own yard. Start your project by choosing an area with easy access. A small deck, porch, patio or corner of a garden provides a terrific foundation for a home-sweet-home getaway. Approach your project with an eye to design by including touches that speak to your style (retro? chic? urban?). You don’t have to spend big bucks to make it work. This welcoming retreat features a crate coffee table that blends beautifully with wooden chairs. Pots of colorful annuals bring nature near. Annuals include purple Angelonia with Raven (dark) sweet potato vine, Yellow Chiffon superbells, Royal Velvet supertunia, and ‘Banana Cream’ Shasta daisy with Vertigo purple fountain grass.