Dark wood outdoor armchairs are paired with plush white cushions to create a comfy seating on this modern patio. Overlooking the pool, a matching wood coffee table provides a place for drinks and snacks.
A contemporary patio of a coastal California home uses concrete pads surrounded by colored gravel and massed succulents, which can be a low maintenance microgarden option. Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture designed the award-winning space.
Technically speaking, Atlanta and Santa Barbara are more than 2,200 miles from one another. That said, if you pull up a chair on this sun-dappled patio on a temperate evening, you could be forgiven for imagining yourself on the California coast. In all of her projects, honorary chair Melanie Turner is a proponent of design decisions "that share your experiences and where you've been," she says. She and her collaborators cultivated that exchange beautifully here.
This vast outdoor space gives homeowners a whole outdoor wonderland in which to entertain and play. Several open sitting areas are adjacent to the sleek pool. And at the far end, a covered patio includes a bar and fireplace.
Trees, shrubs and outdoor pillows bring color to this neutral modern patio. A forsythia tree boasts bright yellow flowers; a shrub with purple leaves bursts with jewel tones; and orange pillows add more warm color.
This modern patio offers plenty of seating, making it the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining. White wicker furnishings paired with chocolate brown cushions cozy up to a fire pit for guests to keep warm during cooler evenings.
The design of this modern patio is spare but striking with black and white furniture jazzed up by bright blue and green pillows. On the back wall, a fun art installation scatters shapes and letters with wind-blown abandon.
Brick red paint makes the unique, slanted awning above this patio pop. The home's modern profile is juxtaposed against its soft, leafy surroundings, while large windows and ample outdoor spaces connect indoors and out.