The comfortable family room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 opens onto a well-appointed deck featuring a blend of textures, forms and shades of emerald. A large outdoor table is perfectly suited for dining al fresco, and the heated concrete sofa is a cozy retreat year-round in this private paradise, designed by Steven Miller.
Arrange Outdoor Furniture Effectively The best way to maximize the space of a small porch or deck for outdoor entertaining is to keep furniture around the perimeter. Outdoor party guests will have more standing room in a smaller rectangular space instead of having to navigate around a large patio table.
The nearby poolhouse provides a place to store equipment and a space to grab a cool refreshment. Design by Liquidscapes. >> http://www.hgtv.com/decks-patios-porches-and-pools/15-lounge-worthy-poolside-patios/pictures/page-14.html?soc=pinterest
Covered deck creates an open porch with the option of future screening, Floor-to-ceiling fireplace, cove lighting and skylights keep the natural light flowing for a beautiful outdoor space with room to grow. | silverfoxhomes.com
This garden room is open on two sides and provides flexible options for outdoor living. The summer deck was transformed into an all-season outdoor room when the owners decided to add a roof, a fireplace, and walls that slide closed in stormy weather.
Just-Right Shading A canopy system and right-size furnishings turn this deck into an inviting hangout. Retractable shade panels on a sliding track are attached to the pergola and block the sun's rays. The panels' neutral taupe color makes them look like an extension of the home.
"It's important to balance masculine details with luxury," interior designer Linda Woodrum says. "With the leather headboard, a soft houndstooth check provides the balance." http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/master-bedroom-pictures-from-hgtv-dream-home-2014/pictures/page-12.html?soc=pindhm
Small Patio Decorating Ideas for Renters (and Everyone Else)
The outdoor string lights add the magic to this cozy small patio created by Aileen Allen, who writes At Home in Love. She has some terrific outdoor decorating ideas for renters or anyone with a small outdoor space. See more at The Home Depot Blog. || @aileenallen