Cool blue landscape lighting makes the natural-inspired waterfall a striking focal point both night and day. Lighting under the steps creates a chic look, while also helping guide everyone through the outdoor space.
A large wall opening connects this living and dining room to the outdoors while a roof and option to close it off protect from the elements. The space leads directly out to a sleek patio with amphitheater style steps leading onto the lawn. Outdoor lighting keeps the space bright and accessible. The natural stone walls add a beautiful rough texture to the design.
This contemporary outdoor space shines at night thanks to landscape lighting and a warm glow cast by the pool house. A dining table and chairs sit just a few steps to the left, allowing the owners and their friends to enjoy dinner al fresco.
Terraced outdoor space makes the most use of the mountainside location of this Phoenix home. A soaking pool and pool deck are located just below the home's covered walkway and infinity hot tub. Steps lit from beneath by LED lighting appear to float beneath the cantilevered second-story addition to the home.
Look closely: That's not a mirror image of the island on the porch outside -- it's an identical island for outdoor dining! The gorgeous, open kitchen also boasts high ceilings, concrete countertops and modern pendant lighting. A tidy dining area is just steps away.
Kitchen beyond with island and beam above penetrating the glass to continue outside in the outdoor room. Island is nearly the same size, indoor and out. Concrete countertops
A contemporary outdoor kitchen adds to the convenience and luxury of this California home's backyard retreat. Lighted steps lead down to a lakeside seating area, and various tiers and terraces include spots for lounging, dining and swimming in the infinity-edge pool.
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.
A covered outdoor living room moves seamlessly to the uncovered patio section for a full outdoor living experience. Light stone exterior and dark wood details create a gorgeous, calm color combination for a sophisticated design. The patio steps down to an in-ground hot tub creating levels and intrigue in the design.
Steps away from the doorway to the outdoors, the lower level powder room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase continues the look of the outside stone terrace with a Walker Zanger porcelain tile floor in a honeycomb pattern. The palette continues the look of stone, while hardware and lighting adds a luxe twist to the otherwise bohemian vibe.
This modern home uses a glass paneled garage door for a unique access door from the living room to the outdoors. Light stone steps lead to the darker gray tiled walkway creating a patio area. Mulched sections allow for rows of plants adding color next to the home.
Put a whimsical spin on everyday lanterns with colored lights in place of candles. Used singularly, the lanterns can work as centerpieces by filling them with battery-operated string lights. Outdoor luminaries for steps or walkways can be made with groupings of lanterns placed along the perimeter of an area, with strands of lights running from one lantern to another.
Think outside the plastic PV stake-light! Your garden path can step into a whole new realm of style with sun-soaked stepping stones. These solar pavers and tiles come in a variety of different designs to suit your needs, and you’ll be glowing with pride as your guests “ooh” and “ahh” at your remarkably fashionable solar-powered outdoor path.
Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.