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.
The minimal architecture created a challenge to find complimenting species of plants that would accent the mid-century modern home's design, while maintaining the simplicity the homeowners requested. The solution was selecting minimal varieties of plant species that included assortments of colors, which added the drama without overprinting.
The designer's overall vision was to create a clean and simple landscape plan to preserve the minimal style of a contemporary mid-century home design. The challenge was to find complimenting species of plants that would accent the design of the home, while maintaining the simplicity that the homeowners requested.
A full slate of stainless steel appliances and an island on wheels allow these Chicago homeowners to host outdoor gatherings both big and small. Concrete countertops give the space a sleek, modern feel, while ample greenery and weathered woods bring in a homey vibe that invites guests to linger.
This outdoor kitchen is party-ready and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a sink and even a beer tap. The L-shaped concrete counter provides ample space for cooking, and a mobile island offers both seating and additional room for spreading out party supplies. A glass and wood structure shelters the space and creates a backsplash.
Warm, neutral stone and strong, geometric shapes create this streamlined outdoor space that is hallmark of modern design. Minimal furnishings allow bold pieces, like a white, pod-shaped coffee table and slatted arbor, to make their mark.
The designer combined steel, concrete and stone on the exterior structures to create the modern look the client desired. The pool, dining area, outdoor kitchen, water feature and other seating areas fit seamlessly into the design. The tile is by Oceanside Glasstile.