Outdoor drapery helps blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.
Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there.
Porch With Flagstone Floor and Wall of Horizontal Boards
This porch features a wall and ceiling made of horizontal boards. Cushions on the stone tile floor provide seating, and drum end tables offer a space to set drinks and snacks. Overhead, a contemporary three-blade ceiling fan keeps air moving on warm days.
The decking on this small front porch is ipe wood and the ceiling is clear cedar. The vibrant lime green shines next to the wood. A built-in heater in the ceiling warms the gray wicker loveseat, which is adorned with white cushions.
Covered Porch With Scenic Outdoor View and Tall Stone FIreplace
A neutral color palette and wood and stone details create the perfect outdoor look for this covered living space. A plush sofa faces the tall stone surrounding of the fireplace, bringing a cozy feel to the space. A slanted wood ceiling warms the design.
A small square table with a glass top creates a little dining area on this wood balcony. Upholstered gray chairs are decorated with black and white floral pillows, complementing the black railing and the home's gray exterior.
“We like the sense that we’ve kept it quiet. The chairs are all very sculptural and beautiful and because all of the wood tones are the same it keeps it interesting but it isn’t too much. It’s very much about being tied in to what’s outside,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Rustic, Contemporary Patio with Fireplace and Exposed Brick Wall
A gorgeous patio borrows element from several design styles, making it feel both rustic and contemporary. Unique features include the tall, framed fireplace; large cabinets surrounding the fireplace; exposed brick wall and stone floors.