Around the exterior of the house, porches and patios allow the family and their guests to relax and take in the home's beautiful ocean views. A pergola was built above each of these spaces to help block the sun so these spaces can be enjoyed during any time of day.
Updating your home's exterior paint can be intimidating, but there's a quick way to simplify it. When choosing new colors, remember that a color scheme consisting of three or four coordinating hues works well for most exteriors. Given this home's lack of ornate detail, three shades of earthy greens are used on the siding, trim and doors.
This cozy, breezy screened porch is perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends. Sofas flank the rustic stone fireplace, offering fireside seating, and a large dining table accommodates a crowd.
A rustic tongue-and-groove pine door, accented with black steel strips, is a preview of the materials used throughout this modern mountain house. Slate tile runs from the front porch through the foyer and onto the back patio, creating the feeling of one large, indoor-outdoor room.
The ground-level patio area of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 features all-weather woven chairs that cozy up to a glass-topped table, ideal for both formal dinners or a table surface to focus on family craft projects.A makeshift chandelier of zinc hexagon-shaped lanterns illuminates the table top. The romance of candlelight elevates the dining experience in this casual gathering area.
Sleek white outdoor sectionals create an inviting space to entertain and relax outside. A stained wood plank ceiling adds warmth to the porch. Glass-top coffee tables provide a contemporary, sculptural element.
Gregg's design eye: blending traditional with quirky, imaginative touches, is on full view on an upstairs porch off of her master bedroom. The porch boasts a classic haint blue porch ceiling and burlap tablecloth but a quirky collection of vases to bring contemporary energy to her look. Gregg likes vinyl on outside furniture to stay clean and fresh.
Slipcovered outdoor chairs make relaxing outside on the porch feel like a direct extension of the indoor living room. A pine wood ceiling brings warmth to the space, amping up the coziness. The contemporary square pool boasts a connected hot tub with water spouts and submerged bench seating.
Transitional Outdoor Dining Area With White Pergola
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.
Lovely Screened Porch Offers Dining & Living Areas
Double sliding doors off this screened porch open to the family room, allowing the two spaces to seamlessly blend when desired. With a dining table, sofas and armchairs, the gorgeous porch is ideal for dining and relaxing.
Gorgeous Contemporary Enclosed Porch With Bunch Gray Curtains, Animal Hide Rug and Wicker Sofa
White cushions on the tan wicker sofa shine against the neutral hues in this enclosed porch. A mixture of throw pillows decorate the sofa and add color to the room. A blue animal hide rug adds texture and shape while gray curtains are bunched in the windows allowing natural light to fill the room.
A wood slat wall with a retractable screen offers privacy when needed but also allows for views of the yard when retracted. The indoor living room flows seamlessly into the living space on the porch via sliding glass doors.