Outside, the unique details continue. Through the dining room, the brownstone reveals a large outdoor space, which Paul has designed in two parts. In the first, a sun porch boasts a series of Eames dining chairs around a simple and elegant wrought iron table. A series of Paul’s sculptures lines the table, displaying his continued fascination with nature, texture and unique shapes.
Former art gallerists, turned designers Meg Harrington and Ann Huff of Huff Harrington Design bring their interest in indoor-worthy furnishings to this front-facing covered veranda. Inspired touches include a mirror above a 19th century French dining table to enlarge the space and artwork that has been treated for the outdoors to bring a living room feel to this "very quiet, private space," says Harrington.
White-washed exposed beams bring a farmhouse-style aesthetic to a covered outdoor kitchen by Taylor Morrison in California. The kitchen features natural stone flooring with pebble accents, and a built-in, stainless steel grill.
Moroccan-inspired moldings and bright patterned tile lends an Old World feel to this outdoor kitchen. The crew of HGTV's Bang for Your Buck added a stainless steel grill, gas cooktop, sink and dishwater for thoroughly modern cooking power.
This covered outdoor living area features a cozy fireplace for warming up and a pair of plush sofas placed on either side of a small coffee table. Ceiling fans and recessed lighting assure the space is comfortable any time of day or night.
HGTV fan phxdesign turned the corner of her long, narrow, walled patio into a colorful outdoor oasis. She did all the mosaic work herself, calling it "easy, fun and therapeutic." She also says, "this is the first garden that I've ever created, literally from the ground up."
An outdoor pavilion features a built-in barbecue with a peninsula that provides ample space for al fresco dining. Meanwhile, the poolhouse and bath house create a cozy living space that mirrors the home's Mediterranean style and offers a luxurious spot for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Don't let your outdoor room become cookie cutter. Invest in something that taps into your personal style, architectural tastes or otherwise reflects what's inside your home. This grand pavilion captures the drama of its backdrop and packs more of a style punch than a traditional gazebo.
A rustic elegance defines a host of outdoor patios and covered terraces that flank the home, including this comfortable lounge with an outdoor fireplace. Open-air living is a must in this waterfront hacienda.
Overlooking an urban setting, this outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining. There's bench seating for eight around the dining table, as well as outdoor appliances and a countertop to set up a buffet.
Lovely patterned benches offer comfy seating in this Asian-style outdoor living area. Green and red throw pillows add a colorful texture, while a pair of wooden coffee tables provide a place to set food and beverages, making it a great spot to entertain.
This covered patio contains all of the essentials for comfortable, luxurious outdoor living from a fully equipped kitchen to a wood burning fireplace. A wrought iron pendant light adds an elegant touch.
With rich wood paneling and white trim, this cottage-style home feels truly warm and welcoming. A paved pathway provides easy access from the front yard to the home's entrance, while an outdoor lounge to the right gives the owners another space to recline.