Christin EggenerTraditional Patio, Chicago

Patio - traditional patio idea in Chicago with a pergola and decking —  Houzz
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cinnamon13 wrote:Jun 30, 2013
  • myoutdoorroom
    Look into cushions made of quick-dry foam, which lets water pass through rapidly. The ideal cushion covers should be constructed to 1) block as much water as possible and 2) let water that does get through escape quickly, perhaps through open mesh on the underside. Finally, there are new fabrics that really do repel water, such as Sunbrella Rain, by Glen Raven, Inc. Leave them out year-round.
  • Sheila F

    It would be great if the seats lifted so that cushions could be stored underneath.

cklumpar wrote:May 27, 2012
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    C. Marie Designs, Inc
    The ottoman is from Frontgate
  • PRO
    C. Marie Designs, Inc
    The lounge chairs are from West Elm a couple seasons ago. Just a note that they do not hold up well if you don't maintain the wood and take in the cushions when you are not using them. It's a pain but the cushion material is not the best outdoor material.
littlemissk wrote:May 27, 2012
  • littlemissk
    Thanks motherofdog!!
  • motherofdog
    No problem! I love mad mats. I forgot to tell you, they are recycled plastic so they are great for out in the sun.
Amanda Truett wrote:Apr 5, 2014
  • Lindsey Vanden Bosch
    where is this rug from?? LOVE
  • terines

    I also LOVE this rug!! would you be able to share with us the info about it? Thank you so much

staceyiverson wrote:Jun 25, 2012
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    C. Marie Designs, Inc
    I do have plans which I drew out for installation. The sofa cushions are from Crate and Barrel, Ventura collection. They make really durable outdoor sunbrella cushions that I built to fit the sofa seating and the seating by the dining area.
  • jane2
    My daughter who lives in Chgo has this exact garage roof deck..iI have been telling her for years to do this trellis all around the top of the capstone wall. Sending your info to her
Judy Tretheway wrote:Mar 31, 2013
    STAVROULA wrote:Aug 28, 2012

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      Luisa Rollenhagen added this to Dream Spaces: 10 Inspiring Rooftop GardensSep 26, 2016

      City oasis. With its mix of natural wood, hanging lanterns, embroidered rug and low seating, this rooftop channels a little bit of Morocco, creating an otherworldly oasis in the midst of a bustling city. Lanterns are hung from the pergola; you could also try hurricane lamps for a similar effect. Go for white lamps and lanterns for a more pared-down look, or patterned ones for a more eclectic mood.

      Jennifer Christgau-Aquino added this to Care Guide: How to Clean Your Patio CushionsMar 25, 2016

      If you have cushions made from spun polyester, which is more prone to fading but features more dynamic patterns, limit their exposure to sun. When they’re not in use, cover them, bring them inside or place your furniture set in a shaded area of your yard.

      Mary Jo Bowling added this to 10 Outdoor Banquettes Create Fresh-Air Seating With StyleMay 20, 2015

      6. Corner pockets. Another rooftop garden, this one by C. Marie Designs, takes a corner-pocket approach to seating areas. In one corner you have a banquette under a pergola that acts as a sofa.

      Natalie Myers added this to Unwind in a Boutique-Hotel Lounge — on Your PatioJun 14, 2013

      Planters and a trellis add the feeling of an oasis and help define the perimeter of the space, much the way walls define the boundaries of a room. They also help to create privacy and edit views.

      Alex Jewett: Godden Sudik Architects added this to Get Wise to Size: How to Furnish an Outdoor Room, Small to SpaciousMar 19, 2013

      In a space that's about 10 by 10 feet, built-in corner seating can easily convert into a living space or a fire pit area. Multipurpose spaces work well in small outdoor areas — especially on rooftop patios.

      Samantha Schoech added this to 7 Ways to Create a Gorgeous Outdoor RoomMar 18, 2013

      This corner room benefits from built-in benches and a simple wooden screen roof.

      Becky Harris added this to 12 Ways to Make Better Use of Yard CornersNov 20, 2012

      You can emphasize this seating area with a pergola. Lanterns or a simple string of white lights overhead will cozy up the space at night.

      Love Your Room LLC added this to 7 Striking Summer Color Combos for Your Outdoor RoomMay 17, 2012

      2. Eggplant and tangerine. Purple and orange accents create a lush, luxurious look in your outdoor room.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

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      sofa construit avec boite à fleur pour délémiter

      Amanda Callan added this to KitchenJun 16, 2019

      Love the built in corner lounge

      webuser_645654636 added this to's ideasJun 8, 2019

      A cozy nook that screens out the unwanted views.

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