Designer Tish Mills Kirk used sheer panels to create a sense of intimacy and enhance privacy in this lovely outdoor room off the kitchen. "This is where the family will hang out," says Kirk who defines this space as a kind of outdoor "keeping room."
This rooftop garden deck, created from composite wood, provides stunning city views from a lush private oasis. With plenty of green and touches of bright purple flowers, this beautiful urban garden features a custom-built pergola, perfect for relaxing summer nights.
This expansive, 6,600-square-foot home in Seattle actually has not one, not two, but *three* balconies. This would be the perfect spot to set up a dining table and bistro chairs, or hang delicate lights and dance beneath the stars.
A covered patio accessible through both a regular door and sliding doors extends the living space from inside to the outdoors. A grilling station is easily accessible from the kitchen, and a woven ceiling lets light in while offering protection from the hot Mexican sun.
In the center of the first floor of this Marrakech, Morocco, mansion is a beautiful courtyard. Black-and-white checkered tile is used as the patio, while a swimming pool is surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. Trees and other plantings bring a lushness to the space.