This sunny courtyard features Chinese bluestone and cobblestone edging around the patio, as well as trees, shrubs and pink flowering plants. At the center of the patio area is a stone slab table with matching seating for outdoor dining.
This bedroom earns a touch of the outdoors with sliding glass cherry wood doors that lead to the patio area. A carved wooden armchair with a plaid cushion and red pillow sits in the corner, while a taupe faux fur throw adds softness to the white bed linens. A black and white framed photo hangs over the bed.
This bedroom's open-air access to outdoor areas allows for stunning mountain views. Warm neutrals pair with rich burgundy and brown tones to give the space a rustic feel, while indoor plants bring a bit of the outdoors inside.
Mahogany-trimmed glass doors lead the way to a quiet patio oasis, complete with a small outdoor table and pair of chairs. Towering palm trees, bamboo and other tropical plants surround the space, providing a natural element of privacy.
Vanishing walls, through the use of pocket glass doors, blend the indoors and out for this modern desert home. The covered outdoor pavilion features a chic bar area, comfortable furnishings and the piece de resistance is a sunken fire pit and sectional.
Lush plants and narrow modular pavers lead to the poured-in-place concrete dining table with six, red outdoor chairs for guests. The space also features a fire pit on neutral-toned gravel with three Adirondack chairs.
This backyard has the wow factor. Beautiful landscaping combines with a built-in barbecue, seating area and fire pit to create an ideal place for enjoying time with family and friends. A full wall of slide-away glass doors provides a way to experience the outdoors while being inside.
Though living on the water has its perks, there's one downside: pesky insects. Luckily, the owners can use a remote control to drop retractable screens from the columns that define this patio and create a bug-free zone.
This small urban landscape design for the entry of a 1920s hillside house incorporates an eclectic mix of plantings with contemporary hardscape design using bluestone and pebbles. A custom-designed interpretation of the old carriage house doors updated the look while respecting the integrity of the architecture. The space is completed by a fountain which provides a welcoming presence for people as well as hummingbirds.
Break your outdoor space down into defined zones. Here, the central area is more casual and lounge like while the back is designated for a more formal sit-down meal. Three feet of space between the house exterior and the central area rug allows for plenty of traffic in and out of the space.
The abundance of living space is only part of the appeal for this outdoor covered patio. Strong architectural elements and lavish interior design, including the cathedral ceilings, concrete floors and custom fireplace, create a stunning living space.
This outdoor kitchen is adjacent to a new gravel patio with elevated vegetable gardens. This provides both better access to the garage as well as overflow space for entertaining. Another unique feature to this design was the paving material. The patios are laid with a 2’x4’ porcelain tile imported from Italy that had a 12-week lead time for delivery. The stairs had to be carefully designed and ordered because only the manufacturer could bullnose the edges of this material and maintain the proper color.