Kick back under the sun and relax with these stylish design ideas for your outdoor decor:
High Altitude Patio
Matt O’Dorisio created this elevated outdoor patio for a Lake Tahoe vacation home. The seating area combines contemporary teak with more traditional wicker. “It’s like an extension of the living room into the forest,” he says.
Matching Patio Furniture
Pieces from Celerie Kemble’s Lane Venture collection furnish the flagstone patio outside of Bailey McCarthy’s Texas home, while an 80-year-old oak provides plenty of shade.
Gas Patio Fireplace
A gas-powered outdoor fireplace warms the loggia off an Atlanta home’s great room (designed by Matthew Quinn) on crisp autumn evenings. The Ballard Designs planters are modeled on olive-oil jars.
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Urban Getaway Patio
With a restaurant-worthy outdoor kitchen, the roof of a Brooklyn brownstone by designer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo became a multi-season entertaining oasis. Flowering clematis vines scale the pergola, softening the industrial feeling of the support beams.
Patio Mood Lighting
Designer Jill Sharp Weeks brought in new vegetation, furniture, and string lights to help a Charleston garden feel like an extension of the home’s first floor.
Tiled Lanai Patio
Calais tiles from Granada Tile enliven the lanai and carry a Florida home’s profusion of blue and white outdoors. Wicker furniture from Kingsley-Bate with cushions in Perennials’ Rough ‘n Rowdy fabric surrounds the Bornova coffee table from Ballard Designs.
Ivy-Covered Patio Walls
In the interior courtyard, fig ivy softens a brick wall and a mature palmetto tree adds a sense of permanence to a brand-new South Carolina house by designer Michelle Prentice. The West Elm sofa is covered in a Sunbrella fabric.
In the patio decor of this Malibu ranch by designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, a vintage sofa and coffee table mix with Janus et Cie chairs.
Patio Fire Pit
A fire pit, a dock, and a Gerald DiGiusto 1960s steel sculpture come together in designer Thom Filicia’s yard at his rustic but sophisticated upstate New York lake house.