Try making your own gas flame pit. This modern design is sleek, sturdy, weatherproof, and takes just a few hours of craftiness with a concrete mold. The DIY blog ManMade takes you through the steps to build your own fire pit with . While the flames aren't exactly bonfire-sized, they're perfect for two people. Or you can make a few of these to put around your yard.
Modern Concrete Fire Pit
Punch Up Color : Add color and pattern to your patio with fabrics. "There's nothing like new pillows and cushions to change the whole mood of a place," says garden designer Jon Carloftis. "Outdoor fabrics no longer have to be plasticky and uncomfortable to withstand the weather." Toss in some patterned pillows with solids for a more dynamic look and include ottomans and floor pillows for extra seating.
Party at Patio
Create an Outdoor Porch Retreat: Enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your porch. Explore various porch styles to find the perfect setup for your home. Exotic Escape: A mix of wooden accents and colorful potted plants give this porch an exotic treatment you'd expect to find in a paradise retreat. Ceramic garden stools stand in as an all-weather alternative to an ottoman or cocktail table.
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Thanks to desire to inspire - desiretoinspire.net for this wonderful blog post about the May/June 2013 issue of Inside Out magazine! Foong + Sormann home. Styled by Rachel Vigor. Photography by Derek Swalwell. Inside Out is available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store, Magsonline, http://www.magsonline.com.au and Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inside-out/id604734331?ls=1=8
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The extremely durable woven Barcelona table and chairs by Dedon are “the perfect white,” says homeowner Lisa Sterio. She brings the artwork out and hangs it on the brick wall whenever she’s outdoor entertaining. She also has oversized planters that are filled with PeeGee hydrangea standards, which bring dramatic height and lush greenery to the deck. Shed - possible potting shed design for Monique.