Who could possibly resist a cabana like this? Placed right by the pool, this shaded structure comes with plenty of pillows and even a few stools for drinks and books. Lush tropical plants surround the feature and further the sense of a private oasis.
This Spanish-style outdoor fireplace provides the perfect place to cozy up to on a chilly evening. A low wall creates additional places to sit, and also frames an area for plants, including these Mexican Fan Palms. The seating area is completed with the addition of iron chairs, a coffee table and sofa.
The patio view from this midcentury modern home is stunning: A pool in the distance is lined with lounge chairs for sunning and surrounded by the endemic trees of the region for privacy. Near to the home, an outdoor dining table and living area provide ample space for entertaining, and a fire pit adds warmth and pizzazz.
This Old Greenwich, Conn., home includes multiple terraces and decks from which to enjoy the views of Long Island Sound. A shade tree and market umbrella on this terrace provide some respite from daylong sun.
A large standing umbrella provides ample shade over this poolside lounge area. Wicker lounge chairs with adjustable backrests are cushioned with neutral padding and decorated with throw pillows for color and embellishment. Landscape and pool lighting make the yard glow in the dark.
“To create this peaceful retreat above bustling Center City Philadelphia, we selected natural materials and finishes to bring softness and comfort to what had been a barren rooftop,” says designer Barbara Eberlein. “Teak furniture does not need to be stored indoors during the winter,” she notes, and “direct sunlight is mitigated with enormous cantilever umbrellas.” Get the same effect in your own city sanctuary with a single umbrella and a cushy all-weather armchair.
This patio looks beautiful in the dim light of dusk. Warm lighting from indoors mixes with the recessed lighting under the second story balcony to create a calming ambiance. A wicker table with glass top provides a great outdoor eating area with a large umbrella available for sunny days. The smooth, natural look of the wood decking completes the calm and relaxing feel of the design.
The, smooth modern swimming pool is built into the yard and surrounded by grass for a pond-like feel. A stone patio features an in-ground hot tub. Lounge chairs and ornamental grass are shaded by turquoise umbrellas adding a touch of color.
A huge umbrella stretches out over this lounge area featuring a pair of brown wicker chairs with neutral cushions. Navy blue and red throw pillows add a touch of color to the relaxing space. Connected to the patio are a covered outdoor dining space and the beautiful backyard with glass retaining wall.
A large standing umbrella shades cream colored wood sofas for a comfortable, shady lounge area overlooking the dazzling ocean view. A built in bench frames the fire pit and creates more seating options. Vibrant plant life adds color and decoration to the space.