The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.
This small, modern outdoor space creates a focal point around a spinning wicker coffee table that functions perfectly for serving guests. Comfortable outdoor furniture and a fireplace tucked inside a pergola outfitted with floor-to-ceiling curtains add to the inside-while-outside feel.
The outdoor dinning and entertaining area of this home uses hedges to create strong lines, creating an outdoor room feel. Modern, red and white outdoor furniture sits on large, square concrete slabs with mature trees overhead and container plants nearby.
An L-shaped counter and an island on wheels offer the ultimate in flexibility and convenience in this modern outdoor kitchen. Weathered wood furniture and a brick wood-burning fireplace give the space a homey feel, and multiple seating areas allow the homeowners to host both big and small gatherings.
Artisan end tables made from reclaimed wood pieces can also be used as organic décor, a plant stand or stool. A large black and white architectural photograph from the Sixties adds modern personality behind the sofa. The den’s windows offer a look at the outdoor patio with pergola.
If you can't afford a new farmhouse-style table, the same look can be achieved by mixing salvaged pieces to create your own table. Find an old tabletop, then add old or new spindle legs. If you paint the table and other outdoor furniture all white, it creates a modern and sleek look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta.
The rick natural tones of the exterior wood brings warmth to offset the cool tones of the furniture. A light gray sofa and two cream arm chairs face into an Asian coffee table. A large floor lamp features a small built in shelf around the base. A graphic rug pattern adds a darker hue to the design and softens the lounge space over the stone tile floor.
This modern home exemplifies the indoor-outdoor experience with huge, open sliding doors and minimalist decor. The outdoor furniture is minimal and sleek so as not to detract from the architecture and magnificent views.
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.
A stunning outdoor space can be seen from this spacious white kitchen. The modern kitchen's style is reflected in the outdoor room's modern fireplace and contemporary furniture, revealed with the wall of windows retracts.