A trio of gooseneck lights in fire engine red play off the color of the bistro chairs and keep the space feeling fresh and playful. Gray, concrete planters add a modern accent and create the perfect spot for a lush wall of greenery.
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.
Building a wall on one side of the outdoor dining area gives the deck the feeling of a finished room complete with goose neck lamps that complement the red dining chairs. The opposite side of the deck includes a row of planters to create a subtle wall of plants dividing the space from the rest of the yard.
The expansive deck and exterior accent wall give the structure a more substantial rustic look and the deck more than doubles the living space. Visit during the summer months so you can spend some serious quality time with the comfy deck chairs.
Wow! Nothing like sliding doors to bring in the beautiful outdoors. This living room and bar area offers flexible furniture arrangements leading to the outdoor living deck, providing an indoor-outdoor connection. A key theme of this house is that it encourages incredibly eco-friendly habits and an awareness of the environment around it.
From the floor-to-ceiling windows to the patio and fire pit areas, the backyard of HGTV Dream Home 2018 keeps the focus on the waterfront views. Using gray decking and gray stone pavers connects the outdoor living areas and complements the charcoal and black exterior color palette of the house.
This Tuscan-themed outdoor living space was designed with a gorgeous tan brick and stone fireplace, luxurious wicker furniture seated around a marble coffee table, a skylight for sunny days and an ornate chandelier for romantic evenings.
A white fence serves as a back wall to this outdoor living space. An area rug, plants and lots of pillows accessorize the space while dark wood outdoor furniture and a built-in white storage bench provide ample seating.
A board form concrete retaining wall transitions the site grade and creates a pocket facing the lake for an outdoor terrace.
One way to extend the outdoor season here in Vermont is to tuck outdoor spaces into recessed pockets. In this case, the concrete retaining wall provides protection from the wind as well as a solar heat mass to make the terrace warmer than it normally would be.
With awe-inspiring vistas all around, it’s no surprise most accommodations and private homes are designed with indoor/outdoor living in mind. Large decks and windows with unencumbered views make sense here. Even the cottage’s sauna has a spectacular view.