This Houston, TX, home offers grand rooms with perfect views, especially in the large, eat-in kitchen. High ceilings draw the eye to the beautiful chandelier hanging above the dining table, while the black-and-white checkered tile backsplash makes the space feel a bit more traditional. Guests can enjoy an outdoor view to the patio through double French doors.
Because the covered patio is positioned between the home's two wings, the space feels a little more secluded and so allows for those intimate conversations. Terra cotta steps lead from the sitting area to the lower level, where the owners can set up a table and host a small dinner party, or push back the chairs and dance beneath the stars.
By providing the tranquil sound of running water close to the backyard loggia, it added another element to further enjoy the surrounding space and the vast ocean views beyond.
Taking advantage of the 12" raised patio, it allowed for a small, but elegant water feature to be placed in just the right location to be enjoyed by the dining table.
Keep what you need for entertaining on your deck or patio handy with this White Outdoor Beverage Table from Horchow. Handcrafted of a lightweight concrete/resin mix, it gives you a place to rest a tray of drinks and includes a rounded indent that can hold fruit, river stones or beverages on ice.
No one could ask for a better home office than this masculine space. With the lush, leather couches and the rich tapestry and artwork, this space is the perfect space in which to conduct business, but when it is time for a break, the French doors open onto the home's patio where an outdoor game table is waiting to help you unwind.
The perfectly overgrown landscaping of this cozy cottage pays homage to the fact that the space was once a garden shed. It has since been remodeled into a beautiful, quaint guest space with a small deck and breakfast table, two side patios and French doors on all four sides of the cabin to allow direct access to each of the outdoor spaces.
Storage Dilemma: You love entertaining on your deck, patio or porch but hate constantly running inside your house for supplies. Solution: Choose flexible outdoor furniture pieces – like a coffee table with drawers – so you can keep extra napkins, plates or throws for chilly nights nearby and avoid unnecessary trips inside.
Before committing to an outdoor coffee table for your porch, patio or courtyard, think about investing in something that can serve multiple functions and float around for use in several areas. A grouping of three concrete occasional tables ranging in shape, height, finish and color adds a sculptural touch and also allows guests to have their own individual surfaces to put down drinks and plates.
No lake house would be complete without a patio that overlooks the water. A large outdoor rug anchors the main sitting area, which boasts two comfortable sectionals and two square coffee tables, while four lounge chairs offer a space for some reading or reclining.
Wanting a space where they could enjoy lunch with the kids and host dinner parties in the evening, the homeowners asked the Barbour Spangle Design to transform their plain patio into a versatile eating area. Thus, a rustic wood table with six chairs centers the space, with a light gray floor to protect bare feet on sunny days.
This grand outdoor space was designed with entertaining in mind. Not only does the space include two covered decks, but it also features a spacious patio with two small dining tables, plush outdoor furniture and a gorgeous stone fireplace with stunning metal work details.
A pergola provides partial shade over a row of wood lounge chairs sitting poolside in this bright backyard. Vase-like end tables separate the chairs and add a functional decorative touch to the patio. Vivid grass and healthy plant life create a bright frame around the water.
The living room's gorgeous vaulted ceiling showcases deep brown exposed beams contrasted by the ivory wall color used throughout the space. Glass pocket doors open to the outdoor patio and provide a view of Aspen Mountain. The transitional space also provides quick access to the 12-person dining table, making it easy to move from dinner to relaxing.
After removing poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew of HGTV's Going Yard expanded the existing deck and topped it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces add life to the surrounding garden.
A mix of fun colors and patterns set the tone in this light-filled living space, part of a 12,000-square-foot waterfront home in Greenwich, Connecticut. From the high-gloss red coffee table to the pair of mustard armchairs to the multicolored pillows, the hues in this room contrast nicely against the white walls and ceiling. Wall-size windows offer a sweeping view to the patio and water view beyond.
Artisan end tables made from reclaimed wood pieces can also be used as organic décor, a plant stand or stool. A large black and white architectural photograph from the Sixties adds modern personality behind the sofa. The den’s windows offer a look at the outdoor patio with pergola.
This long master bedroom serves many functions for the homeowners. A fully retractable fourth wall reveals access to the homeowners' semi-private patio; a bed with plush bed linens completes the relaxation space. For a sitting area, designers brought in a gray, Contemporary sofa and clear coffee table to add a place to enjoy a good book, while a wood, Midcentury Modern desk adds an office space to the room.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave this once outdated galley kitchen a fresh updated with new white cabinets, white quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and bold gray stone floor tile. An extra 48 inches of counter space was added at each end; one side serving as a breakfast table for two and the other as a bar area for the patio beyond.