A one-of-a-kind cast concrete wall acts as the guest entry way to dining area of the Broken Spanish Restaurant. Sandblasted Brazilian marble floors create depth and add a balanced contrast to the “tin” textured ceiling in the main dining room. Behind, a decorative cinder block wall is adorned with hanging plants in a nod to indoor-outdoor eating.
Part of a new addition to the back of the home that includes the master bedroom and master bath above, the lounge-worthy living room is located just two steps down from the kitchen and open dining room. This nice-sized space with tons of windows offers an ideal spot for entertaining and relaxing while enjoying outdoor views.
The gift that keeps on giving, take your usual outdoor window box and reverse it as the green thumbs at Atlanta's Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts did here. Fill an indoor window box with seasonal bulbs and blooms, ferns and ivy and brighten a key room like a dining room or living room with greenery.
This contemporary home's grand appearance is the result of an expansive curved wood paneled roof that encloses the main area of the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer an interior view of the home, while a wraparound porch with a black metal railing provides room for outdoor dining.
The beauty of this floor plan is the unity that was achieved throughout the main living space. The kitchen opens to the dining area and family room, allowing ample space for entertaining family and guests. The sliding doors pocket back, extending the living space outdoors to enjoy the stunning lake view.
A curving brick patio provides space for Adirondack chairs and outdoor dining at the rear of this Cape Cod-style home on Chapoquoit Island in West Falmouth, Massachusetts. The 4,400-square-foot house features shingle siding, peaked gables and water views from every room. Its manicured lawn slopes down to the water.
Dinner al fresco has never looked more beautiful than it does here. A stone patio, wicker chairs and a x-leg table bring elegance and function to this outdoor room. Ornamental grass, flowering shrubs and hostas create a natural-looking backdrop while the stone retaining wall adds design and defines the dining space.
Broad doorways open this expansive covered patio to an indoor game room, and the stone fireplace is double-side to service both spaces. Warm wood tones on the ceiling give a homey vibe to the outdoor space, while separate areas for lounging and dining give guests myriad options to enjoy themselves and relax.
This spacious outdoor patio features a wood paneled overhang, providing a bit of shade during the day and lighting at night. Concrete steps and gravel landscaping complete the look of the area, while floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows allow for a peek at the interior spaces, including the living and dining rooms.
Texture and color keep the eye roaming in this HGTV Dream Home 2010 home office, where a dining table doubles as a work-station. A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage. Reclaimed teak-wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
This five bedroom, five bathroom estate in Houston, TX, offers more than 7500 sq. ft. of charming, open concept design. In the living room, the space offers a calming neutral tone and flows naturally into the dining space and eat-in kitchen, with high ceilings and modern steel and glass doors lining the wall to the outdoor space.
That gorgeous bluestone continues into the backyard, where an intimate dining area and swimming pool give the owners room to unwind. With lush greenery all around, this outdoor space is easily a sweet escape from the city.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
Texture and color keep the eye roaming in the HGTV Dream Home 2010 home office, where a dining table doubles as a work-station. A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage. Reclaimed teak-wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
Not only is this home a feast for the eyes outdoors, but also the elegance and charm of its modern furnishings inside create a sense of particular beauty and allure. The open plan accommodates a living room, dining area and kitchen, all done in subtle color tones by TriplePoint Design Build, so not to conflict with the more vivid colors seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The fountain in the middle of the patio serves as a focal point for all of the separate outdoor living and dining areas and is visible from multiple rooms inside the home. The sound of running water creates a soothing white noise. A cedar wall trellis fills a blank wall in between banks of windows and doors.
A combination of different stones gives this outdoor space a customized and visually interesting look. Stacked New England fieldstone is used throughout the backyard to create seating walls on the patio and retaining walls that terrace the yard. Antique cobblestone divides the bluestone patio to create a separate dining room and conversation area in front of the fireplace, and reclaimed granite is used to make the steps and pillars.
Breathtaking ocean, mountain and city views surround a luxurious home in Los Angeles, Calif. Grand decks and stunning floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable sliding walls of glass provide a seamless integration between interior and exterior spaces to create a quintessential SoCal living experience. A giant family room flows into the home's yard, beautiful infinity pool and spacious deck with fire pit, outdoor living and dining spaces complete with floating BBQ.