While away the sunny season in style with these chic outdoor design ideas.
The built-in stucco sectional in the outdoor lounge of designer Kathryn M. Ireland's Santa Monica home is topped with cushions in a custom outdoor fabric. The table is from her French Finds collection, and the chairs are by .
On this New York City terrace, a cedar slat screen and planters of boxwood, English ivy, and magnolia provide shade and privacy. The aluminum table and bench are by , and the lanterns are .
In the open-air dining room of Rela and Don Gleason’s home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a table and armoire designed by Rela and made by local artisans work as statement pieces. The chairs have custom leather slipcovers, and the goatskin-and-iron ceiling fixture was inspired by lighting at the Leon Trotsky museum in Mexico City.
A shaded patio at this home in Alys Beach, Florida, features a custom-made seating area with cushions encased in a dark gray . The teak lounge chairs are by and the Spanish hanging lanterns were found in Belgium.
Actress secluded seven-acre family retreat in Ojai, California, features a vine-surrounded terrace with a wood-topped dining table, vintage iron and wicker chairs, and an antique lantern.'s
On the arched back porch of this traditional stone house in Bel Air, the custom-made iron chairs and a white-oak table form an elegant dining area. The stone console is from Jean de Merry, the lanterns are by Charles Edwards, and the floor is tiled with limestone and terra-cotta.
The covered patio of this Massachusetts home is transformed into a cozy cocktail area, courtesy of the cocktail table, chairs and sectional by . The cushions are covered in a .
The stucco-walled patio of furniture designer 's Southampton, New York, beach house was designed by the architecture firm . A low teak table and chairs by set off a wall adorned with staghorn ferns and baskets made in Zambia. The floor is limestone, and the rug is from Morocco.
The exterior space of a West Village townhouse is shielded from neighbors by a boxwood hedge. The cushions on teak furniture by are covered in a .
One of the four—yes, four—back patios of this Uruguayan country home features iron chairs that came from a castle in the south of France and a table by Ghesquière. The hammock makes the most of the limited space, creating the perfect place to nap and read while enjoying the scenery.
On the veranda of this rustic Long Island home, the teak table is by , the wicker chairs are by , and the antique wood chairs are from . The pergola supports a wisteria vine and is surrounded by boxwood topiaries.
A dog lounges on the porch of a bucolic retreat in the middle of Los Angeles, designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks. The sleek home brings country pleasures to a whole new level of sophistication.
The Buenos Aires-based architecture firm Mazzinghi-Sanchez designed a weekend home in Argentina with a large covered porch and simple wood furnishings. A rustic awning of eucalyptus logs shelters the Brazilian lapacho-wood floor.
Rows of carved pillars are original to the veranda of interior architect Gunther Maria Norrenberg's 17th-century terraced house in Udaipur, India. The antique silver peacock chair and bronze sigdi, a type of stove, were local finds; an 18th-century bronze statuette of Krishna from Rajasthan sits on a black iron table.
At their weekend retreat, a 17th-century Dutch bluestone house in Ulster County, New York, fashion photographer Diego Uchitel and his wife, April, a fashion executive, filled the porch with Adirondack chairs they found at a flea market. The pillows are by Archipelago, and the light fixture is from Circa Lighting.
The sandstone arcade of brothers Antonio and Ignacio Saorin's vacation villa on the island of Ibiza incorporates mattresses of straw and canvas, a Moroccan table, and iron lanterns they found at a shop in Madrid.
Designer Dale Saylor and stylist Joe Williamson furnished the porch of their 1928 Craftsman cottage in Columbia County, New York, with a 1950s Czech rope-and-wood folding chair found on eBay and industrial metal stools. The 19th-century folding bench is topped with pillows made from grain sacks. The throw is by Hermès, and the rug is from a Manhattan flea market.
At their apartment in an 1880 building in Jaipur, India, fashion designer Liza Bruce and her husband, Nicholas Alvis Vega, painted the walls of the veranda a vibrant shade of purple. A carved-wood table and bench mix with white-painted polyhedrons and mercury-glass balls.
Architect Bill Ryall and his partner, professor and museum curator Barry Bergdoll, were inspired by Le Corbusier when designing their home on New York's Long Island. The spacious screened porch, which has sweeping views of Gardiners Bay, includes a 1950s butterfly chair and a table made from plywood planks with industrial folding legs.
Vintage bistro chairs surround a reclaimed-wood dining table on the front porch of the Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, farmhouse that Manhattan-based restaurateur Keith McNally shares with his family. The lanterns are from .
Armchairs and a table by grace the patio in an international couple's Isle of Capri home, where they transformed a 19th-century villa high in the hills into an easygoing, contemporary retreat for their family.
At the Normandy retreat of the family behind venerated French fabric firm , the patio's antique garden chairs are from Provence and the tablecloth is by Pierre Frey.
In this Marrakech riad, the rooftop terrace holds canvas-covered poufs by , a wing chair by , and dining chairs by .
When a Manhattan couple stumbled upon an abandoned 19th century summer camp in Northern California, they never dreamed they would succumb to its charms and make it their full-time family home. The terrace of the master bedroom—painted in —holds wicker seating from . The pillows are covered in a fabric by , the folding chairs and painting were found at a Paris flea market, and the antique chandelier is from .
An urban sophisticate with a transatlantic life in Manhattan and London, designer Philip Gorrivan calls this Connecticut country house home. The porch ceiling is painted in , and a rug tops a floor painted in .
It's not easy to mix the relaxed California lifestyle with Art Deco glamour, but in her family's Pacific Palisades home, designer Alsion Palevsky pulls it off with panache. On the terrace, the sofas and cocktail table are by , and the light fixture is from the 1950s.
For a Silicon Valley family that wanted a retreat in the woods but had no intention of going rustic, architect Cynthia Wang and designer Jamie Bush conjured a completely new take on the country cabin. A marble-topped dining table and teak benches by on the covered terrace; the side chair by is upholstered in a fabric, the ceiling is clad in western red cedar, and the floor tiles are sandstone.
Designer Ken Fulk revived a faded 19th century landmark, transforming it into this multifunctional 21st century house without losing any of its period drama for a San Francisco family. French garden chairs surround an antique Belgian oak table on the terrace; the lanterns are by , and the lead planters are custom designs.
In this London townhouse, the terrace features a marble fireplace that was salvaged from the original drawing room, the lamps are by José Ignacio Ballester, and the flooring is Belgian bluestone.
TV producer Jamie Tarses' Hollywood Hills home features an outdoor space with a dining table and chairs that are custom designs. The tiles are by .
In Ralph Lauren executive Buffy Birrittella's Utah home, the patio showcases locally-made chairs, with denim cushions by , and the table is covered with a Mali sarong and a Mexican serape. The bench is vintage.
In her midcentury house in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon, fashion designer Rozae Nichols carefully preserves the laid-back vibe and rustic sophistication of the original California cool. Pillows by Gregory Parkinson and a Turkish towel top a daybed by Van Keppel-Green in the outdoor space.