This small deck didn’t offer the outdoor living space the homeowners wanted in their Southampton cottage, so they added a bluestone-and-brick patio. Simple wooden furniture with blue-and-white striped details gives this outdoor room a classic, nautical f
like the stonework around the pool. house exterior could use a bit of espalier. greige: interior design ideas and inspiration for the transitional home by christina fluegge: Garden dreaming By Invitation Only
Pop of Color-When you have a beautiful backyard, there's no need to go overboard with color. But sometimes a pop of color in small doses, like the orange used on this multi-level patio's chairs and umbrellas, is a nice touch.
Steps down from door to main deck and more down to ground level. For a free-standing deck, consider painting the risers a light color, while the decking boards and treads are stained or painted a darker shade.
Create a Backyard Getaway: Create Shady Spots. Even sun worshippers welcome a little shade. You'll enjoy your deck or patio more if you can provide relief from the sun. Choices for providing shade include mature trees, umbrellas, retractable awnings, o