This outdoor room provides a connection between two parts of the building and a wonderful area to gather.
This Moroccan-inspired breezy conversation pit is lit by fire and a chandelier.
This open-air living room provides an unexpected level of cushiness and a warm fire. It even comes complete with a mantle!
This covered patio lets in the fresh air and has curtains for privacy. Wicker is the perfect material for indoor/outdoor furniture. It makes me think of Grey Gardens in all its glory, or some fabulous Victorian Inn's wrap-around porch on Cape Cod or on Block Island.
This space provides warm fire and calming water. Cushions can be pulled out for extra comfort.
This room looks so exotic to me. I love the light colors of the upholstery and colomns in contrast to the rough roof. The Mediterranean colors and tile table transport visitors straight to Mykonos.
If you feel overwhelmed by the masonry involved in building an outdoor fireplace, there are scads of new options out there today, like this concrete fire pit.
It doesn't all have to be so fancy! This cot with it's fresh pillows and vintage stools nearby looks like to perfect spot to hide out and read a book.
Roofdecks and terraces are a great way to claim a piece of the outdoors in urban environments. Just be sure to check on weight limits when planting, and where the structure allows for heavier items.
I want to go to there...right now...and have a big Swede named Sven give me a deep tissue massage...
Dining al fresco is the only way to go on a beautiful day. This covered dining room patio area is easily accessible from the kitchen.
This is the master bath!