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.
Large, open archways blend the indoor living room with the patio outside. A rustic stone wall combines with exposed wood beams and earth-toned furniture to create a Mediterranean style. A colorful bookshelf and glass coffee table bring in a touch of contemporary.
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.
Each of this deck's separate areas are represented through a clever mix of outdoor drapery panels, indoor-outdoor rugs and functional furniture placement. To keep everything cohesive, the same hues are used throughout, including in this outdoor living room.
A large rammed earth wall extends past this living area to the patio, creating a feeling of the outside living within. The wall of windows and sliding glass doors also helps with the seamless outdoor-indoor feel. Contemporary furniture provides a cozy seating area, and a fireplace — one of five in the home — offers warmth on cool nights.
Step outside this Boston penthouse apartment and feast your eyes on the private patio area that parallels its indoor loveliness. Simply designed patio furniture in gray metal, with bright blue upholstered cushions, is a comfortable addition to the space. The designers of Haddad Hakansson used large stone tiles for the floor and added a light blue stone wall for privacy. The blue colors used throughout is an outstanding choice to blend with the glass windows and outside environment.
With this breathtaking view, it wouldn't be surprising if most dinners take place outside on this porch than inside. The large dining table comfortable seats 10, making it perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Sleek dining furniture doesn't distract from or inhibit the view.
The luxurious furniture in this sitting room mirrors the beauty and serenity of the nature outside. The linen furniture helps bring the relaxing feel to the space, while the white top and the metallic legs of the table reflect the sunlight that pour in through the floor to ceiling windows facing the beach making the space the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.
This 4,000 square foot retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina features an inviting pool and plenty of space to lounge outside in the sun or shade.
Outdoor drapery helped blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.
When specifying upholstery for a beachfront house belonging to an active family, designers Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey of Burnham Design opted to cover all the furniture in indoor-outdoor fabric. "Every piece is done in Sunbrella fabric — even the pillows and the custom area rug underneath. Outdoor fabric was the perfect choice for this room, which is "command central" for TV-watching and game playing.” And, they note, “In terms of the furniture plan, sometimes it’s dramatic to do fewer pieces and keep the scale large of each and bold; that’s the case here. We selected the largest sectional we could fit in the space and made sure it was super deep and comfy. We paired it with a large upholstered ottoman, which serves double duty as a coffee table and great place for everyone to kick up their feet.”