There’s inspiration to be found in even the most manicured landscapes or stately patios.
Enjoy your outdoor set-up morning, noon and night. To illuminate a Malibu patio, designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe strung up lights in the trees.
For an Ojai vacation home, a laid-back seating area fits the no-hurries, no-worries vibe. The fire bowl warms up the courtyard during cooler weather.
Alfresco dining is great, but cooking outside is even better. In a Key West house, the outdoor kitchen cabinets are made from old cypress shutters.
For her Connecticut property, designer Bonnie Edelman created this outdoor feature as a gathering place for friends and family. Designed with storage in mind, speakers are hidden in the walls of local stone, and logs are stacked under the benches.
Just looking at the incredible view in Thom Filicia’s yard puts you in a more relaxing frame of mind.
LEVELS OF SPACE
Topiaries bring an extra dose of greenery
Designer Tobi Tobin used brick from an old patio to give this outdoor fireplace a more vintage look. The candlelit chandelier can be raised and lowered by a rope pulley rigged to a tree.
A gravel courtyard defines this outdoor living room, where crepe myrtles form a “ceiling.”
A Southern patio was inspired by the intimate, romantic courtyards in the French Quarter.
These classic chaises offer the perfect spot to take an afternoon nap outside a Spanish-style California home.