Storage Dilemma: You love entertaining on your deck, patio or porch but hate constantly running inside your house for supplies. Solution: Choose flexible outdoor furniture pieces – like a coffee table with drawers – so you can keep extra napkins, plates or throws for chilly nights nearby and avoid unnecessary trips inside.
To keep the focus on the beautiful scenery surrounding HGTV Dream Home 2015, the teak outdoor furniture was designed to be simple and elegant, using neutral cushions and just the right amount of accessories.
As seen on Hidden Potential, the backyard of the newly renovated McCoy family home in Huntington Beach, California, features a new pool, separate seating and BBQ areas and storage, giving it the resort feel that the owners wanted.
Outdoor furnishings as beautiful as their indoor counterparts make for a sophisticated but comfortable patio area. Red throw pillows look vibrant against the lush green lawn; the animal print ones add a playful punch pulled from nature. The pillows can be changed out with the seasons or on a whim for a completely different feel.
A balcony becomes an outdoor living room with a bold mix of texture in neutrals and bright blues. A light wicker chaise with soft upholstery and accents contrasts a geometric granite table with jewel-toned accents and sea glass.
The long white sectional is filled with white throw pillows for a padded finish to the sitting space. A white cabana cover shades the lounge area while keeping with the sunny and bright feel. A low Asian coffee table features sharp lines and a calm, neutral color. Wood cabinets built into the stone retaining wall provide easily accessible storage.
A thick blue cushion and line of throw pillows soften this wood bench for a comfortable outdoor sitting space. Ceramic stands create a decorative coffee table set up, and a metal end table adds a rougher texture to the serene design. Landscape lighting bounces off the glass retaining wall for a glowing effect.
Before committing to an outdoor coffee table for your porch, patio or courtyard, think about investing in something that can serve multiple functions and float around for use in several areas. A grouping of three concrete occasional tables ranging in shape, height, finish and color adds a sculptural touch and also allows guests to have their own individual surfaces to put down drinks and plates.
Designer Debbie Perez was able to keep the homeowners favorite vintage chairs and impanelment them in a big way. Taking cues from the newly upholstered chairs, she brought in a black outdoor wicker coffee table and upholstered the wicker sofa in a green color found in the foliage.