One of the goals in the creation of this home's outdoor space was to make it as open as possible. To that end, designers used clear railings around the pool and deck and kept all the elements on a low scale.
The large bi-fold glass doors with oil-rubbed bronze hinges painted white in the interior of the home allow fresh mountain air inside. The expansive doors flood the great room with lots of natural light and offer a wonderful view of the teal-looking lake, mountains and evergreens that surround the property.
A wall of windows in the great room open to create a seamless indoor to outdoor living space. The row of lounge chairs brings to mind a hotel deck and provide a relaxing place to unwind and take in the alpine views.
Dividing the deck into unique areas creates a natural flow throughout the outdoor rooms and maximizes different ways to enjoy the large outdoor space. This corner is a natural fit for the sitting area created with matching lounge chairs, side tables, and a large coffee table.
The line of wood and metal chairs with matching blue pillows and warm plaid throws draws the eye down the deck to the cedar hot tub. Using repeating patterns is a great way to unify design through a large, open space.
Inspired by the laid-back Southern lifestyle, the back deck of the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., provides enough space to entertain and enjoy sunsets. The dining and grill station are visible from the great room and kitchen.