The glass doors that separate the dining room from the screened-in porch outside give the space a nice indoor and outdoor feel. When the doors are open, it makes both of the shared spaces feel expansive.
The exterior door with oversized windows and solid wood ebonized frame opens the mudroom to the covered back porch outside. The window by the door includes a black light-filtering cellular shade with texture that adds beauty, provides some privacy and helps reduce the cost of the home’s annual energy bill.
Outdoor drapery helps 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.
Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there.
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.
A botanical-print outdoor rug in shades of blue adds texture and style to the back porch seating area. Using upholstered chairs creates the polished style of an indoor living room on the porch and transforms the space into the perfect place to catch up with a neighbor or enjoy a cup of coffee.
The homeowners wanted an outdoor design that would meet the desires of their indoor-outdoor lifestyle, so designers included multiple seating areas with chaise lounges for taking in the sun, half-submerged loungers for cooling off in the shallow end of the pool, porch swings and an outdoor dining table for enjoying a meal al fresco.
This beautiful covered porch features a cozy fireplace, convenient grilling area and patio furniture with cushions of a color that is found indoors. These furnishings and appointments, set against the blue sky at sunset, exemplify the skills of Mary DeWalt, whose designs always make an unexpected and lovely statement.
With views of the Pu’u Ku’ili hill and Pacific Ocean, a majority of downtime will be spent on this contemporary porch. Chic outdoor furniture and ceiling fans make indoor-outdoor living comfortable and enjoyable.
The window wall of this contemporary bedroom slides back to open up the space to the gracious backyard, making a perfectly stylish example of indoor outdoor living. Furnishings are kept simple for a clutter-free feel.