A cantilevered fireplace adds to the cozy sunken courtyard created by Hocker Design Group on a wooded lakefront Texas property. The design was 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
The cool, contemporary features of this garden are complemented by adding textures and color with other contrasting materials. Native plants in the background soften the concrete planters, and the comfortable wood outdoor couch is made even more inviting with the addition of colorful, overstuffed pillows and a cozy throw blanket. Who wouldn't want to curl up next to that fire pit on a crisp California evening?
City living doesn't mean going without a stylish and functional outdoor living space. This Chicago rooftop deck features comfy outdoor furniture and a custom fire pit. The sleek gas fire table features a bed of fire glass, a clean-burning, smoke-free alternative to wood or ceramic logs.
A partial pergola divides a brick patio and a stone fire pit in this home's backyard. Warmly lit by exterior and landscape lighting, the outdoor entertaining space is equipped with comfy all-weather furniture. Multi-level seating areas make for excellent entertaining and conversation opportunities.
A modern fire pit lights up the night on this small, lovely, wood deck. As striking as that, a modern art installment -- featuring a painting and a wood surround -- echoes the stars above. Comfortable outdoor chairs and sofa provide a stellar spot to ponder the skies.
Using a stunning fire/water bowl and fire table brings warmth to the luxurious ambiance of this oasis-like outdoor living space. The transitional design blends artful and charming finishing with new age lines and features. Let the cool breeze calm while lounging beneath a custom, wood trellis with cozy lounge area and an outdoor sofa framed by elegant curtains in rich, brown fabric.
Take a corner of your patio and put it to use as an entertaining space. A bar is built in under the kitchen window in this outdoor space with a fire pit by DesignFix, a California interior design company. The bar, which has a red acrylic top, is supported by decorative wood roofing brackets. Rope lighting underneath makes the bar look cool at night, says designer Amanda Giles.
At the top of the sloping hill that was created to divert water away from the outdoor living space, a wood-burning fire pit and gathering area can be found. Chairs around the fire pit add conversation seating, while a custom built, metal hammock allows for a more relaxing option.
A wood landing pulls the interior floors into the backyard and so blurs the line between inside and outside. With a sitting area, fire pit, full-sized kitchen and modern fountain, this contemporary outdoor space becomes another perfect spot to entertain.
The fire pit is a stone's throw from the outdoor kitchen. Complete with a refrigerator, grill and durable zinc countertops, the kitchen is set for outdoor entertaining. Reclaimed wood gives the barbecue station a rustic, weathered look –– the perfect complement to the rugged fire pit.
Anchored by a charcoal gray tile patio, this reclaimed brick fire pit is a comfortable, relaxing outdoor space. White columns pair with chunky wood beams to create a pergola that provides much-needed shade.
This private backyard patio renovation includes gray stone and boulders throughout, including the cozy fire pit area. An outdoor dining table with a neutral umbrella provides a lovely place for enjoying afternoon lunch, while long wood steps lead to a deck area that overlooks the surrounding tree-lined property.