Limit your exposure to nosy neighbors by getting creative with privacy provisions. Shrubs in planters (that you can take with you when you move) are a smart solution that architect Carolyn Trevor used in this lovely dining deck. “The formal evergreen topiary softens the edges and creates a pleasing backdrop whilst affording some privacy for the occupants. It’s an efficient way of enclosing the deck and also providing a natural balustrade — without losing entertainment space. The architectural quality of the planting is also greatly enhanced when lit up at night,” she says.
Mustard yellow walls bring a cheerful pop of color to this neutral dining room. Wicker dining chairs bring a natural element to the space that contrasts with the traditional chandelier but complements the live plants.
The sleek dining table and wicker chairs in this dining room are different styles that work well together. Large lanterns bring great light to the dining space without feeling oversized, and an Aztec-style rug echoes the neutral tones in the stone cottage but adds a funky, modern feel to the space.
The color yellow, as seen on the walls in this dining room, can complement several colors, including purple, green, red, and brown. Two benches and two wicker chairs are positioned around the dark wood dining table, and two green shelving units are used to display knick knacks.
Brown wicker chairs are placed along a black countertop, creating a stylish yet casual outdoor dining setting. Wood tiles transition the patio to the pebbled section with natural rock water fountains. A collection of succulents adds color and texture to finish the design.
Woven white wicker chairs surround the natural wood dining table in this bright dining room. A large window lets in natural light while bulbs in the bamboo chandelier give off a soft, warm light. Table lamps with white driftwood bases add natural texture to the decor and frame a simple two-toned painting.
Archways open this outdoor dining space into a vibrant yard with glass retaining wall border. Marble tile flooring and a roof above create the perfect surroundings for enjoying a meal at the long dining table and wicker chairs.
This spacious great room features neutral stone tile flooring, a large dining table with wicker dining chairs, dual fireplaces, plush white furniture, and five glass French doors leading to the pool area outside.