When designing a large outdoor space, designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene says to break the area into different outdoor rooms. Using a variety of structures, like pergolas, an outdoor kitchen and even a built-in bench, allows Scott to create multiple gathering spots for this family, who loves to entertain.
Warm up your patio or deck with a dramatic outdoor fireplace. Designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene creates a 12-foot-long fire trough featuring brilliant blue stones for a splash of color. A built-in bench made of concrete with a stucco veneer is the perfect spot for lounging poolside, while throw pillows in navy-and-white fabrics add comfort and mimic the blue from the fire trough.