Lighted gray stairs lead from the backyard to a spacious porch. A white pergola stretches over a bar and seating area. A fire pit is situated on the other side of the porch with cushioned seating for cozy outdoor nights.
To create different spaces for entertaining, the landscape architects installed a counter that separates the sitting area from the outdoor kitchen. Here, the owners can use a stainless grill with outlets nearby for other essentials.
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.
Sit down and stay awhile on this cushioned, out-of-the-way bench under a backyard pepper tree. Rambling groundcover plants and the curved planks of the fan deck lead your eye out to the rest of the yard.
An al fresco dining area and ample seating give guests plenty of spots to enjoy this luxurious Texas backyard. A pergola with ceiling fans provides shelter for a seating area situated next to a stone fireplace. Nearby, the sleek rectangular pool beckons.
Wide sliding doors connect the interior of this luxurious Texas estate to its resort-like backyard. A pergola shelters a seating area with a stacked stone fireplace, and a hot tub rests across the patio from a sleek, rectangular pool. The stone garden wall ties in with the home's white stone exterior.
In addition to providing privacy, outdoor drapery panels can give patios and porches the feel and function of an interior space when the panels are drawn closed. With panels, you can choose to entertain your guests with a breezy, sunny lunch or a secluded, intimate dinner—it's your call!
The owners of this Mediterranean-style home wanted a space that lives as large outside as it does inside. The designers accomplished that goal with ample poolside seating and a spacious patio for dining al fresco. Bright fabrics on the lounge chairs add a fun punch of color.