The landscape designers of this backyard helped the space feel dynamic with different levels and functions. Here, a raised patio is both a place to relax and dine with lounge chairs and a petite cafe table.
Contemporary White Patio with Black Grill and Shelf
As seen on Hidden Potential, the backyard of the newly renovated McCoy family home in Huntington Beach, California, features a new pool, separate seating and BBQ areas and storage, giving it the resort feel that the owners wanted.
All it takes to create an outdoor getaway is a comfortable chair or two. Here, designer Erin Benedict chose a pair of Adirondack chairs softened by large cushy pillows. And, note the pulled-back curtain to one side: If you have a place to hang a curtain rod or wire, an outdoor curtain adds softness and privacy. “Elegant black and gold striped drapes perfectly frame the Adirondack chairs, adding a contemporary element while complementing the timeless architectural details of the early 1920s structure,” Benedict says.
Contemporary White Living Room With Triangular Black Leather Chair
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.
Black and White Contemporary Dining Room With Blue Chair
Bold and stunning, the black ceiling of this contemporary dining room brings surprising intimacy to the open space and is a grand foil for the room's bright colors and strong patterns, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
A sleek black sectional pairs with a matching black sofa, creating ample seating on this contemporary patio. A metal railing encloses the patio, and a clean-lined coffee table provides plenty of room for cocktails.