If you can't afford a new farmhouse-style table, the same look can be achieved by mixing salvaged pieces to create your own table. Find an old tabletop, then add old or new spindle legs. If you paint the table and other outdoor furniture all white, it creates a modern and sleek look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta.
Sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio, where the family grills, sips cocktails and watches boats sail into the horizon. Two cushioned sofas with blue pillows ensure everyone has enough room to stretch out.
Don't shy away from moving indoor furniture in your home outside. I love adding pieces of my home decor to my outdoor dinner parties. If you happen to have a glass table—even a coffee table—in your home, bring it outside. A glass table showcases the beauty of the outdoors without overpowering it. I would suggest keeping decor simple but colorful for an easy way to stand out without having to set a full table outside.
Long, sheer curtains allow natural light to flow in from the two story windows into this stylish contemporary living room. A patterned armchair, neutral leather chair and neutral sofa with faux fur throw create a mix of cozy seating. A row of grated stools add an asian style detail to the design. The seating circles around a wood based coffee table with square glass tabletop.
Accessible by a sliding glass door in the adjacent bedroom, this covered deck area features a collection of striped outdoor furniture including two armchairs and two sofas centered around a low coffee table.
This stunning, Florida home boasts a glass covered veranda with private pool and plenty of seating for guests. The neutral tones and dark wood combine to keep the space feeling airy while letting in views of the luscious landscaping outside.
Full-length floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami in the living room of HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. Two polished chrome-based, frosted-glass hurricanes illuminate the space and lend ambiance during evening hours.
This sleek living room features a minimalist design with two ivory sofas and matching ottomans, and a rectangular wood coffee table. A spiral staircase wraps around a rustic stone fireplace, while large glass windows and a sliding glass door allow natural light to flood the space.
This home library features wall-to-wall cypress paneling paired with neutral grasscloth upholstered furniture, including a chaise lounge and sofa. Square patterned pillows decorate the furniture, while colorful glass vases sit atop the wooden coffee table. A sisal area rug completes the natural look of the space.
The living room of this apartment has comfortable modern furniture that is both stylish and functional. From this space, there is a great view of the city below through the glass doors that line the room and allow in plenty of natural light.
A bombé chest becomes a stately vanity in this opulent traditional bath. Antique brass candle sconces flank the sink, which is backed by a wall-size leaded glass mirror. Metallic damask wallpaper reflects light.
The pair of chairs and side table in this remodeled living room were salvaged from the old living room and refurbished. The chairs were reupholstered, and the table's glass top was replaced with more stately walnut.