A fabric canopy for shade - a brilliant way to add some softness to all of that rigid wood.
Another great dining space is featured here. I love the way they have used roses in the centerpieces while they have roses climbing up the sides of the pergola's columns.
First of all, I just have to say that this entire pool area is to die for. Second, the material and structure of the pergolas connect the pool to the house. Third, the pergola manipulates the shadows in a geometric fashion in this very sunny spot.
The trim work on this pergola, especially on the white columns, matches the house very well, extending the living space outdoors.
Ah, I can't resist, I think this house has the most charming pergola I've ever seen. It is such a good example of a room that transitions from indoor living space to outdoor landscape.
Oh, and look at this wonderful arrangement from the same spot pictured above!
This is a great modern version, where the design and rhythm of the pergola structure helps tell the story of the structure of the main house.
Note the gridded pattern of this pergola in the shadows on the table.
Here this modern pergola gives a grander sense of entrance.
This free-standing pergola is more of a sculptural temple than anything else!
Deconstructed pergola - it forces the perspective down to the fountain sculpture at the end.
The curve of this pergola creates a smooth transition from the pool area to the main house.
I love this modern beam deconstructed pergola. Also, the photography is very Julius Shulman-esque.