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.
Metal garden chairs and a bistro table topped with Carrara marble give this dining nook the feel of a Paris cafe. Roman shades in a graphic, green and white lattice print tie in with the green fabric on the chair seats, bringing the outdoors in.
Make a warm and welcoming statement near your entry with a classically styled garden bench. In addition to offering guests a spot to pause and take off their shoes, these also help tremendously for extra seating during formal or casual outdoor meals since the benches can easily pull up to one side of a table.
The homeowner's private collection of bonsai trees inspired designer Bea Pila to designate a special place for a zen garden. A trickling water fountain adds to the sensory experience. An occasional bench provides the option for seated meditation.
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.
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.
This historic Colonial home features more than 2,000 square feet of wide open floor plans, with the largest space being the living and dining room. An all-white color palette paired with neutral furnishings keep the visual interest pointed toward the oversized windows with a terrace garden view. The dining room is outfitted with a long wooden dining table and six upholstered chairs just beside a comfy seating area with a white brick accent wall.
This nook, which doubles as an informal dining room and garden breakfast room, is decked out in cottage charm with its brick walls and pretty glass dining table. A cozy wall-to-wall bench seat is anchored beneath abundant natural light from windows.
You can store and transport tools and supplies and use the lid of the Lawn Buddy as a seat when gardening. The wheeled planters cart is made and sold by Ames. Open up the lid to reach the storage area.
As the day turns into evening, there's no better place to be than this back corner of the garden, gathering round the fire pit. Bring over a chair or grab a seat on the bench, there's room for everyone.
Fill your garden with the rich scent of Old Roses by including this pretty climber. ‘St. Swithun’ is a showstopper, opening fully double pink blooms with over 120 petals. Flowers appear reliably all season long, releasing a pure myrrh fragrance. This is an English rose packed with disease resistance, making it a breeze to grow. Train it on an arbor or well-anchored arch. Plants grow to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Why we love it: The intense scent is alluring and a perfect complement to an entry garden or outdoor seating area.
It may seem like a kid's car, but the Step2 Garden Hopper is a wheeled work seat with storage. You can access tools and supplies and sit while trimming and weeding. It comes with a beverage holder, too.
Shades of purple with dashes of silver give this master bathroom a polished look. A walk-in shower, complete with subway tile and a built-in seat, is luxuriously large. The stainless steel double vanity and ceramic garden stool are timeless pieces that still manage to bring a renewed sense of style.
This bocce court provides another entertaining activity for family fun while reducing lawn size and water use. The retaining wall was set at 18-20-inch seat height to give players a place to rest during intensive matches of lawn bowling. The sloping garden is draped in ornamental grasses and climbing vines.
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.
A couple of coats of a high-quality gold spray paint makes an affordable table ready for a party. “Our bar area is clean and simple with plenty of personality,” says Atlantan Amanda Macy Hall, who blogs about home decor and DIY projects. “We keep an edited mix of liquors and a fresh selection of add-ins, such as herbs grown in our garden, lemons and limes.” She tucked chic faux fur stools--an IKEA hack--underneath for additional seating.
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.
Earth toned Belgard pavers are stacked together to create a round fire pit and a central focus for this stone patio. Comfortable seating in complimentary colors helps to create a welcoming area for entertaining outdoors.
The client had a very large backyard that was all grass. The Elite team came in and removed over half of the grass area and did site preparation to build this two level custom paver patio and accessorized the areas with a custom fountain, fire pit, garden planter boxes and seating benches. The pavers used are from Belgard's mega arbel and urbana collections. The client wanted a traditional custom outdoor living space that would give them enough space for entertaining and also very little maintenance required.