A Malibu, California Patio
Douglas Hill

Incorporate a Garden

A few strong container plantings can lend a lush feel. A stunning display of bougainvillea and trumpet vines climb a metal arbor and provide shade on this Malibu, California patio.


A Seaside, Florida, home porch
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Make Lounging Effortless

At this Seaside, Florida home, chaises lounges beckon the weary with comfy cushions and throw pillows. A simple bucket, filled with ice, cools drinks and keeps things casual.


A Screened Porch with a Brick Fireplace
John O'Hagan

Plan for Year-Round Use

A large brick fireplace is the centerpiece of this screened dining porch. Ceiling fans move air on stuffy afternoons, while a roaring fire warms guests when temperatures dip.


A Maui, Hawaii Residence Living Space
Cladio Santini

Take Interiors Outside

At this Maui, Hawaii residence, glass walls retract to create an indoor-outdoor living space. For comfort and durability in an open-air setting, choose sofa and chairs in rattan, bamboo, and natural-finish wood, with weather-proof slipcovers that make upholstery easy to clean.


An Oceanside Living Area in Bell Island
Jeff McNamara

Soak Up the Sun

An oceanside living area in Bell Island, Connecticut, incorporates weather-resistant, striped fabric on outdoor furniture cushions. A shaded table offers breezy dining for family and friends.


A Rosemary Beach, Florida Roofed Patio
Colleen Duffley

Do Not Disturb

This intimate Rosemary Beach, Florida, lanai is swathed in panels of natural-colored outdoor fabric that serve as privacy "walls" around the open-air space. Mounted with drapery hardware, the fabric easily slides open and closed.


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