A silver Asian bell hangs near the front door of this home, sheltered by a pergola of large redwood timbers. A wild garden of ornamental grasses and a covered seating area make this a peaceful and inviting place to come home.
This stunning Atlanta outdoor space is not only a visual delight for fans of garden color, it's an outdoor entertaining mecca with an extensive outdoor kitchen and multiple large tables to seat guests.
This transitional kitchen remodel from HGTV Star Season 8 for homeowners Jair and Tiffany Paz features a built-in breakfast bar with a custom bar top and stool seating. Designers Abby Vasek, Anne Rue, and Brooks Atwood used plenty of warm neutrals, a window garden, and new glass-front cabinets to soften this kitchen space.
String up lights and lanterns around your outdoor space to give an enchanting twinkle to any garden party. The soft glow will invite everyone to linger outside in the nighttime summer air. Line lanterns and smaller string lights around your seating area, and hang a few off tree branches for a touch of ambiance.
This terraced stone patio provides multiple outdoor entertaining areas with a view. Guests are led down a path to the formal stone water feature which picks up on textures used throughout the garden. A comfortable seating area surrounds a custom stone fire pit and is framed by a soft green lawn and a curved stone wall.
Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.
Creating space is an art in this small living room area. A bookshelf behind the sofa, a small office space in the corner and garden area beneath the window all fit comfortably in the space, leaving plenty of room for a comfortable and stylish seating area which includes a gray tufted sofa and two deep blue velvet armchairs..
The concept for this design was to connect the indoors with the outdoors. The terraced outdoor space includes two fire pits, geometric planters that add natural color, a bocce ball court and a sports court for playing tennis or basketball. A rooftop garden offers additional seating and an incredible ocean view.
Earth toned Belgard pavers are stacked together to form a curved garden wall at the end of a stone patio. While the wall itself provides plenty of seating, two comfortable metal patio chairs complete the space and provide a more comfortable lounging option. Orange cushions are complimented by light blue floral pillows.
At the entry to the master suite, a seating area captures the California cool, bohemian style. A caramel butterfly chair and accompanying table with gold top are lit by the sunshine from the sliding door. A mini succulent garden is done with an air of refinement and sophistication to decorate the area.
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.
Asian-inspired ceramic garden stools are one of the most timeless choices for adding impromptu seating for any part of the house. The most popular style is chinoiserie which depicts botanical shapes and Asian landscapes in shades of blue and white.
When designing your living room, pull in an eclectic mix of seating options to add flair and flavor. Here, designer Nathan Fischer incorporated a white ceramic garden stool, animal print-covered ottoman and two small stools by the fireplace to create the perfect conversational gathering space. These small seating options can easily be moved around and repositioned to create the perfect arrangement for any situation.
This light-filled living room uses soaring ceilings and clerestory windows to capture views of the adjacent garden. In turn, the owners can soak up natural light, cool breezes and greenery without even leaving their seats.
Tiers of stone walls and wooden fences add depth and layers to a backyard garden's sparsely planted shrubbery and topiary. A sloping natural stone formation draws the eye downward to a platform seating area where a fire pit of inlaid stonework complements a stone bench embedded with warm accent lighting.
A trio of woven seat back stools take center stage at a marble topped kitchen island embedded with dining counter, inside this Point Lorna, California, villa home. The marble island dominates the kitchen and features enough practical above and below making it ideal for entertaining. The seating provides a window view of a garden courtyard which is complemented on the interior by potted topiary features.
For a fall harvest celebration, decorate with items from your garden like pumpkins, gourds, eucalyptus cuttings and fresh flowers. Seat many guest by creating a temporary table with planks of wood set on top of saw horses.
Kentia and Queen palms, old eucalyptus trees and re-planted giant birds of paradise border a lap pool that seconds as a reflecting pool mirroring the gorgeous, lush garden surroundings. A relaxing seating area was created at the far end of the lap pool, which includes comfortable lounge chairs with plush white cushions and bronze fire pit.