Oriented to capture the sunsets across Sarasota Bay, Fla., this modern home embodies coastal living. The exterior design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. In the back, a covered patio with cozy seating looks out onto an infinity pool that blends seamlessly into the bay.
Fun details fill the house with personality, like the rope swing and fireplace on this covered porch and the round porthole-style window in the nearby library. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
The lake seems to start right at the edge of the patio, where long twin sofas and a roof overhead make it possible to enjoy the view rain or shine. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
A teak swing and bench are topped with deep navy cushions, creating a comfortable living space that surrounds a fire pit. Hedges surround the patio area and lead out to an Old World-inspired tiered fountain.
This tiny alleyway didn't have much room for a garden. Designer Seth Boor made use of the space off of the bedroom by designing a custom succulent garden wall hanging. The garden wall adds an unexpected touch over a bed of asparagus fern.
This pool and patio area features neutral Terrazzo tiles and brown wicker furniture with lime green cushions. The nearby outdoor kitchen boasts a stainless steel range hood, grill and refrigerator positioned in front of a floral accent wall, while tropical plants surround the outdoor space, offering a bit of natural privacy.
A fountain doesn't always need to be the center of attention in a patio. A small fountain or pond can be added to a corner and enhance the ambience with its soothing sounds. The landscape plan for this backyard in Edina, Minn., is by Southview Design.
This Puerto Vallarta pool deck is a dream come to life featuring a diamond patterned floor and luxurious circular lounge cushion overlooking the sea. Palm trees and the cliff side create a natural and lively wall encompassing the private paradise.
Ivy climbs the wood paneled enclosure on this contemporary patio. Simple outdoor chairs and a metal table create a casual dining spot with a grill nearby, while cushioned armchairs offer a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.