Thanks to a thick wall of trees and shrubs, this swimming pool and patio enjoys complete privacy. Flagstone gives dimension to the patio and has a more natural look than concrete. Teak lounge chairs offer respite from the sun or serve as the perfect spot to tan.
Four cushioned lounge chairs line the far edge of the pool, with two umbrellas overhead to add a touch of shade. Meanwhile, hydrangea bushes and other eye-catching plants form a natural backdrop that smells just as wonderful as it looks.
Landscape lights cast a warm glow across this sitting area at night, making it feel especially cozy and inviting. Guests can take their pick of the cushioned chairs and share stories among the flowers.
With stainless appliances, a built-in bar, pizza oven and ice-maker, this outdoor kitchen easily becomes a center for entertaining. Audio-visual equipment is included in the design to ensure that the homeowners have everything they need in reach.
Heat lamps mounted to the white pergola ensure that outdoor dining can be comfortable in many temperatures. A garden lines the border of the porch, adding layers and life to the landscaping. A mix of outdoor contemporary furniture allows for ample seating.
Stone and stucco combine to create this home's beautiful, sophisticated exterior, and a metal roof completes the transitional look. In front of the home, a paved courtyard provides space for outdoor entertaining.
Wicker furnishings with modern lines offer comfortable seating in this outdoor space, but it's the views that really steal the show. Earthy colors and inlaid tile offer subtle style touches, while plantings on the rooftop deck tie in with the surrounding landscape.
Broad doorways open this expansive covered patio to an indoor game room, and the stone fireplace is double-side to service both spaces. Warm wood tones on the ceiling give a homey vibe to the outdoor space, while separate areas for lounging and dining give guests myriad options to enjoy themselves and relax.
The key to making outdoor spaces feel warm and welcoming is layering them like indoor spaces. Any time you plan a space, large or small, try to incorporate low-maintenance plants and potted flowers into the mix along with carefree rugs that add color, pattern and texture.
This transitional curved deck is a stunning architectural feature highlighted by the furniture arrangement. Neutral colors and fabrics coordinate well with the natural outdoor elements. The outdoor area rugs really anchor and define each of these outdoor living spaces.
This covered patio is picture-perfect, with a chic black pendant light hanging over some stylish outdoor furniture. The electric blue sofa and chairs are particularly bold and pop against the home's neutral siding.
Furnished with a comfortable sectional sofa and matching ottoman upholstered in neutral fabric, this covered patio is perfect for outdoor soirees. For evening entertaining, two sconces and candles with rattan holders provide illumination.
Wicker and teak outdoor furniture provide stylish, comfortable seating to relax underneath the fan and look out over the pool. Dark-stained wood planks cover the ceiling for a cozy, rustic look. Outdoor curtains make the space feel like an extension of the adjoining living room.
Wall-size sliding glass doorways open the interior of this transitional Texas estate to the backyard, where a pristine patio with a pool and hot tub beckons. The stone exterior of the home continues onto the hot tub deck, creating clean lines and harmonious design. A red tile roof fits with the home's southwestern-style exterior design.