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.
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.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave this once outdated galley kitchen a fresh updated with new white cabinets, white quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and bold gray stone floor tile.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.
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.
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.
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.
An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.
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.
Oak hardwood floors and a light, airy palette flow seamlessly through this open floor plan. A cultured stone wood-burning fireplace with maple mantel highlights the great room. Elegant and plush white furniture matches gracefully with the rich wood shelving and tables. Eclipse doors extend the living space to a landscaped patio, pool and ocean.
A moon daybed by Source Outdoor is the perfect piece for both functionality and aesthetics tucked comfortably into the corner of this relaxing outdoor patio. Custom coordinated fabrics used for the pillows tie the daybed in with all the other furniture pieces – including two matching, glass-topped side tables – in the cozy outdoor living space.
Immerse yourself into this stunning patio oasis and the troubles of the world drift away. Contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool and infinity spa while a fire/water bowl, fire table and geometric see-through fireplace gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.
A semi-tarnished champagne bucket or used water pitcher can make a chic and unique flower vase, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. If you have a covered porch or patio, don't be afraid to buy indoor pieces and spray paint them with outdoor protectant, she adds. Also, you can create a bar cart by buying an existing side table or thrift store steal and gluing a tray you already own to the top it. Then paint it or stamp it with your initials or a welcome message for guests.
Here's the outdoor area of a funky Mexican restaurant called Broken Spanish Taqueria. A 500-square-foot interior patio with crowd-friendly tables sits under a kitschy, faux fern-laden pergola and custom painted, lush garden walls. The designer wanted the place to seem like guests were entering someone’s garden or Grandma’s backyard, where families gather and a festive sense of the outdoors is felt indoors.
If your get-together will continue into the evening, illuminate the party area with strings of lights encircling an umbrella, wound around tree trunks or run along cables suspended above partygoers' heads. Candle-filled or solar lanterns, placed on tables and at patio edges, are great alternatives if your home doesn't have outdoor electrical outlets.
In the master bedroom, designers took advantage of the natural light that spilled in from the sliding glass doors that provide patio access by choosing a neutral color for the walls that reflects that light and anchors the space. Then, fun colored bed linens were placed on the bed to give the room a little personality and bold pops of color, while the geometric rug beneath the bed helps to break the space up and give it some definition. Finally, designers added an Asian inspired headboard and industrial nightstands with bright orange table lamps to finish off the eclectic space.
Thanks to the sliding glass doors that lead out onto the patio and to the pool, this kitchen boasts lots of natural light. That light is complimented by the dark furniture in the dining area, including a large dining table that seats the family comfortably and the banquette seating at the back of the room. The contemporary design of the space keeps ornamentation to a minimum, but the family has chosen to add a geometric wall design that spruces up the space and adds a touch of flair to their otherwise neutral kitchen walls.
Tiny homes are rarely designed with private bedrooms but this home from Movable Roots truly has it all. With a full-size bed, a vaulted ceiling, and its own patio entrance this master bedroom is tiny house luxury. The white shiplap and brass lighting details are carried into the space to create design continuity. Lastly, the strategically placed cabinets provide storage and also act as bedside tables.