This outdoor courtyard area features a wooden picnic table with bench seating and sliding glass doors that lead to the interior spaces. A second floor balcony with a wire mesh and wooden railing provides an overhead view of the space.
The wood pergola with string lights adds dimension and definition to a dining area with two picnic-style tables and a massive fireplace. Other elements that fit into the modern design are the pergola, use of steel and concrete, and decorative elements such as barrels.
Midcentury modern chairs pair beautifully with this picnic-gone-chic wood table. The open plan design lets the styles in the home's adjacent areas work together, most notably here the contemporary kitchen and midcentury dining area.
Turquoise chairs are a bright pop of energy in the dining room, paired with the thick picnic-style wood table and hardwood floors. On the back wall, vintage signs and graphic prints perfectly complement the simple, colorful mood.
This rustic cabin features natural hardwood columns, a fantastic attached porch built of stone and gorgeous landscaping complete with a pathway and shrubbery. Enjoy a dinner for two on the picnic table on the grass and toast to a wonderful day at your wooded paradise.
Designate a food and beverage station using foldout tables covered in basic linen tablecloths to keep the main table clutter-free and allow guests to move about the picnic area. Old rugs also function well as table covers. Style with feathery wreaths, reclaimed wood pieces, favors and fresh flowers.
A custom picnic table and built-in bench serve as a dining spot in this country home. Mission-style metal pendant lights illuminate the table’s rich wood surface. Dark-brown cement floors and undyed-linen curtains blend in with the home's natural setting. But this place isn’t as rustic as it appears -- the cabinet in the corner houses a high-end refrigerator.
With a desire to host year-round soirees, these homeowners traded in their old picnic tables to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining oasis. The space's true focal point is the wooden gazebo at the far end of the yard next to a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs and a decorative stone wall. The grilling, cooking and dining area are all in one spot, making the grill-to-table transition an easy one.