Dining outside for many months of the year is one of the pleasures of life in Atlanta. Rollins softens outdoor spaces with ferns, palms and other plants displayed in containers whose colors coordinate with her outdoor design scheme.
For this patio, designers paired cutting edge technology with a laid-back Mediterranean look for luxuriously comfortable outdoor living. Aluminum louvers on the roof rotate to let in light or keep out the rain. There's also a large outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, outdoor heaters and a fireplace.
Beyond the covered patio, a wall completely opens, bridging the gap between indoors and out at this contemporary California hacienda. Walls throughout are white and furnishings are neutral, creating an overall effect that is crisp, clean and modern. Terraces and patios allow maximum enjoyment of the entertainment-ready backyard.
The homeowners of this Lake Elmo residence wanted more out of their outdoor space, but couldn't build any closer to the water due to land use regulations. A larger patio and unique pergola offered the perfect solution. The pergola has a louvered roof and lowerable clear wall panels making the space usable in different weather.
Though living on the water has its perks, there's one downside: pesky insects. Luckily, the owners can use a remote control to drop retractable screens from the columns that define this patio and create a bug-free zone.
Outdoor Kitchen in Covered Patio of Stone Colorado Mansion
A large stainless steel grill makes up a portion of the outdoor kitchen, which serves a covered patio for a stone mansion in Colorado. Seats around a rustic wooden table are positioned to take advantage of the great mountain view, and the space also features a stone floor as well as a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
Mixing patterns brings interest to your outdoor space, especially when the color scheme remains consistent, no matter what the pattern. With a strict color scheme, says interior designer Danielle Rollins, you are more able to move items around for parties or just to change things up. Rollins prefers to use sturdy fabrics from Sunbrella on all outside spaces. Outdoor mirrors enlarge this covered patio space and a ceiling fan keeps things comfortable in the steamy South.