Guests are immediately introduced to the life from the bar. Original historic brick towers behind the bar to provide a dramatic backdrop, while an adjacent counter seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor seats to draw energy from the street.
The open floor plan living room in this NYC penthouse features crisp walls and solid white oak floors in a rift-and-quartered parquet inspired pattern. The expansive wraparound terrace provides panoramic views of the Hudson River with lots of indoor and outdoor seating.
A covered pavilion with herringbone brick floors creates a nice spot for dining al fresco in view of the pool. Peppy orange fabrics bring life to the woven indoor-outdoor seating, while unique wood chandeliers and a wall-mounted TV bring the indoors out.
As part of the Pearson home transformation in Atlanta, Georgia, licensed contractor Chip Wade designed a custom wood couch on a track that allows for moving the couch from indoor to outdoor. This seating option allows for either space to be a place to relax. The Pearson home renovation also included a fire pit, lounging areas, a grill area and game lawn, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
You wouldn't necessarily think this Atlanta suburb would be home to a vibrant, international community. But like much of Atlanta, Alpharetta is a tech headquarters that attracts a diverse, dynamic population. A visit to Avalon for lunch one day led to the happy sighting of an East Indian wedding in progress, complete with horses and colorful attire and a musical promenade down its wide avenues. No better expression of that global vibe is the Avalon outpost of one of Atlanta's most beloved Persian restaurant's Rumi's Kitchen. This beautifully designed space offers indoor and outdoor seating and the kind of satisfying Mediterranean cuisine you'll want to hit more than once during your visit. Craft cocktails (the Persian Sunset with bourbon and apricot jam is a wonderful combination of Southern and Middle Eastern flavors) are an unexpected pleasure at Rumi's, but you won't want to stop there: lamb sliders, a labne appetizer and dolme (stuffed grape leaves) are great starters before you transition into the main event: some of the most succulent slow-cooked grilled meat kabobs, each served with a different saffron or lentil and raisin or orange zest and pistacho rice.
Accordion glass doors retract to open up the living room to a covered porch for true indoor-outdoor living. Contemporary outdoor furniture offers comfortable, sleek seating to watch the sunset and enjoy meals outside.
Sliding glass doors open the indoor living space up to the patio, where blue and gray outdoor furniture make it like a continuation of the indoor area. The entire space is ideal for entertaining with plenty of seating and an easy flow.
The sleek, simple lines of these outdoor chairs echo the modern design of this Encino Hills home. The outdoor seating area feels like an extension of the indoor living area through the floor to ceiling doors and windows.
A dual-sided limestone fireplace heats both the indoor great room and outdoor porch. Wicker patio furniture provides comfortable, cozy seating so the patio truly feels like an extension of the indoor living space. Teal blue board and batten paneling adds a dose of color.