Bright, Caribbean blue covers the lounge seating that surrounds the pool in this tranquil backyard retreat. Ample windows and terraces give the house views of the outdoor space from all sides, while strand lights create great atmosphere.
The woven design of the umber-hued lounge chairs on this cozy deck resembles classic wicker furnishings. A grand live oak, saved during the home's construction, provides a shading canopy over this outdoor sitting area.
Your guests will never want to leave this expansive patio area. Soaking up the sun in a contemporary lounge chair or enjoying a meal at the outdoor dining table will have you hoping for an endless summer. The wood pergola provides an enclosed intimacy while still allowing light and nature in.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic Chicago building on Lake Shore Drive. The space features blue-cushioned lounge chairs, colorful planters and an outdoor bar area. Overlooking a gorgeous view, this deck is perfect for hosting parties and entertaining.
Step out onto the deck and kick back in one of two soft gray lounge chairs positioned in the perfect spot for taking in waterfront views. Surrounding palm trees and lush greenery provide a tropical outdoor vibe.
A trio of water urns sits near a pair of lounge chairs on this stone patio, providing ambient sound while enjoying a sun-filled day. The patio leads to a wood deck with even more options for relaxing and entertaining outdoors.
Perpendicular exposed ceiling beams create a subtle but decorative design on the ceiling of this luxurious cabana. Natural wood flooring keeps the design light under the large leather sectional and modern square chairs. Turquoise pillows add a touch of color to the bright, cozy space.
You don’t need a lot of space to create a multifunctional outdoor living area. Here, designer Lisa Aiken packed a pair of lounge chairs with quick-dry seats, and a high-top bistro table with stool seating for four onto a compact rooftop terrace. “The high table lets diners overlook the beach,” says Aiken.
A chaise lounge area is one of three distinct spaces on a modern rooftop terrace in the city. The penthouse's outdoor space also includes sleek, all-weather containers with drought-tolerant plants that can withstand wind and sun, and decorative elements such as patterned pillows, a striped rug and a throw.
A comfortable conversation grouping blends traditional furniture forms with clean-lined cushions and a contemporary rug, creating a pleasant spot for poolside entertaining. Large ottomans are multifunctional for lounging or dining.