Built in 1957, this Dallas, Tex., residence was renovated to honor the architecture of the original design while also updating it for a modern family. MESA revamps the grounds to highlight the International style of Oak Court, including a chic pool that's integrated into the structural wall of the house. Contemporary red lounge chairs add a burst of color to the minimalist landscaping.
This bedroom has pale yellow walls that contrast a white tray ceiling with intricate molding. A neutral chaise lounge sits at the foot of the bed while a cowhide rug adds a rustic appeal to the space. A floor mirror leaning against the wall next to the bed and a glass chandelier make this room an elegant place to relax.
This backyard is sectioned off to create space for every outdoor desire. A retaining wall creates privacy and adds a wood accent next to the outdoor sitting area with wicker furniture and a fire pit. Concrete pavers continue out to create a grid-like look supporting a lounge chair perfect for sunbathing. Steps descend down to a grass section for outdoor color and fun.
Down a short flight of stairs from the sun porch, the outdoor space expands again into an amazing sculpture garden and lounge. A series of tall sculptures are mixed with tables and chairs that also have an artistic quality. Brooklyn remains as close as a glance over the wall but with so many visual delights between it and the garden, the city feels worlds away.
Ensure that outdoor hang-out zones are comfortable at any temperature by incorporating warm and cozy elements wherever you can. Here, oversized pillows on the rocker and piled on the deck invite leisurely lounging, and a plaid wool throw not only looks pretty, but offers an extra layer of warmth. Of course, there’s also the hot tub to really warm up!
Here, a gorgeous modern home has a primary, central, two-floored living space with wings that extend at a perpendicular angle away from the center. One of those wings is this streamlined patio area with wood ceilings, lounge chairs and an indoor/outdoor feel. The expansive green lawn brings a comforting and bright air.
The view of the home from the backyard shows off the clean lines and open feel of the architecture. Modern landscaping surrounds a swimming pool that's softly lit for an evening swim. Lounge chairs are positioned at one end of the pool, while a ground-level fire pit adds warmth to the modern design at the other.
Hues of aqua, coral and sand tie this wide open, traditional great room to its coastal setting, while broad windows usher in loads of natural light and literally bring the outdoors in. The two-story central space delineates the dining area while giving the entire living-dining-kitchen area an open, airy feel. An oversized dining table and lounge-style seating encourages lingering over the table for relaxing, leisurely conversation.
Durable fabrics and materials assures that all family members could comfortably lounge, read, do homework or eat meals without worrying about spills or messes in this neutral living room. The raw wood tone of the table reflects the rustic wood beams on the ceiling and the mantel, while the room's transitional style also helps keep the space feeling open and welcoming.
Steps come up from the lap pool to this lovely pergola. The gorgeous wood structure shades an inviting seating area featuring two lounge chairs topped with thick off-white cushions and layered with throw pillows. Elephant statues, a golden gong and a vibrant dresser add an Asian influence to the design.
This luxurious Connecticut estate is surrounded by a sweeping lawn and perennial gardens and located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The large backyard pool features a fountain and two sitting areas complete with an outdoor love seat, lounge chairs and an umbrella for relaxing in the shade.
What an impressive great room! Look at those long sofas — perfect for lounging by the fire or watching your favorite TV shows. The symmetry of the room is soothing, as are the neutral tones and natural materials used for the ceiling, walls and floor. The space is at once rustic and contemporary, and large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
Designer Emily Henderson plays into her love of eclectic styling by mixing various patterns, furnishings and accessories to create a light and airy living room with feminine charm. For more casual appeal, she added some oversized patterned throw pillows by the sofa. They're perfect for floor lounging, gathering 'round the coffee table and other cozy cushioning. Plus, they're an additional visual accent against the stark, white sofa and hardwood floors.
On the lake side of this newly renovated home, designers incorporated a patio into the home's entertainment space. The large back patio space includes a dining table with an umbrella, making the space usable even on sunny and drizzly days, as well as a lounge area with a view of the lake. Leading off from the patio, a landscaped walkway gives the homeowners safe passage to the lake below.
Plenty of natural light enters this elegant teen's lounge that converts to a bedroom. To control the light that enters the space, designers added dual layered curtains, creating a fun look while adding more privacy and control over the space's lighting. The first layer of curtain is a Roman Shade that blocks most of the sun, while an airy second layer softens the space and the light that filters through it.
The garden folly in this Zen backyard is an open-air structure fabricated and carved from solid reclaimed teak. The pyramid roof is finished with copper fish-tail shingles, and teak steps lead to the pool. The gorgeous tropical paradise features lounge chair seating padded with layers of cushion. Tropical plants frame the area, creating privacy.
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.
Filled with abundant character, this living room offers comfort and visual appeal. By adding pattern and texture through the curtains, throw pillows and area rug, the room's style really takes flight. The blue accent wall and tray ceiling take this space from ordinary to extraordinary, making it a fabulous, fun space for entertaining or lounging.