When actress Anne Heche and her husband asked Jamie Durie to create more shade in their too-hot backyard, he delivered with this house-length pergola fitted with adjustable Roman shades on the top and sides.
Glamorous camping, otherwise known as "glamping," ensures that you'll sleep in style no matter your location. This luxury campsite is nestled riverside, featuring a covered patio with a relaxing hammock. An airy canopy bed takes in the natural surroundings from inside the tented room.
Anytime you're setting up an outdoor space, make sure you consider natural shade sources to help keep the space cool. Taking space-planning cues from its central planting bed, the courtyard offers plenty of shade thanks to its planted tree.
This elegant brick canopy is the perfect space for entertaining. The large table has seating for eight, while the fire keeps the space under the canopy warm. The lounge area next to the fire place provides the perfect intimate space for after dinner drinks or a cozy fireside chat.
Grey wicker dining chairs complement the shaded tree bark which arches over the outdoor dining table to provide natural shade, while the discoloration in the wooden tabletop perfectly complements the multicolored stonework grounds. The stonework also forms the foundation for the barbecue grill and is reflected by accent pillows dressing the chairs.
Casa Xixim, a luxurious private villa in Tulum, Mexico, works harmoniously with its surroundings. Seen here is one of the home's four bedrooms. Walls melt away to mesh the indoor and outdoor spaces with ease and grace.
This large second floor deck, off the home's master bedroom, has a sweeping canopy and modern square planters. Designed by Manon Munn, it offers occupants a private outdoor retreat or entertaining space.
Glass solar string lights can be stunning in the canopy of trees, above an arbor, or hanging from a porch or deck. The Aurora Glow light set, by Allsop Home & Garden, is made of hand-blown glass that is illuminated at dusk.
This deck has a clever fabric canopy that shades guests as well as an artful arrangement of potted plants, candles and tabletop accessories. Tropical outdoor carpet anchors the space with texture and a graphic print, while a mix of wicker furniture offers comfy seating.