Asian wood buildings create height to bring privacy to this calm courtyard. Neutral floor brings a light contrast to the dark wood stain. Outdoor wood furniture is set up for a cozy sitting space or outdoor dining area with green seat cushions.
This outdoor sitting area features thick blue seat cushions on chocolate brown wicker furniture with matching side table and cushioned coffee table. The blue and brown contrast with the neutral tile flooring. Pattern pillows add a hint of orange, and a yellow blanket provides a large swatch of color.
Contemporary wood chairs are paired with neutral outdoor cushions and small striped pillows on this deck. Above, a metal and glass pergola adds cover, while an iron and wood cable railing encloses the space.
Neutral stone flooring stretches from the french doors of the home, down a small set of stairs and to an outdoor living room space surrounded by vibrant, lush greenery. Neutral cushions on all of the seating compliment the light beige floor tile and neutral home exterior.
“To create this peaceful retreat above bustling Center City Philadelphia, we selected natural materials and finishes to bring softness and comfort to what had been a barren rooftop,” says designer Barbara Eberlein. “Teak furniture does not need to be stored indoors during the winter,” she notes, and “direct sunlight is mitigated with enormous cantilever umbrellas.” Get the same effect in your own city sanctuary with a single umbrella and a cushy all-weather armchair.
This spacious brown wicker patio furniture boasts colorful lime green cushions paired with bold red and orange throw pillows. A round table with a brown granite top sits at the center, while neutral Terrazzo tiles cover the patio floor.
An excellent trick for decorating small outdoor spaces is to use multi-purpose furniture that can quickly transform for various entertaining needs. Here, floor cushions made from weather-resistant acrylic fabric and a pair of tables allow guests to cluster in groups and use the tables for dining or perching.
This beautiful covered porch features a cozy fireplace, convenient grilling area and patio furniture with cushions of a color that is found indoors. These furnishings and appointments, set against the blue sky at sunset, exemplify the skills of Mary DeWalt, whose designs always make an unexpected and lovely statement.