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Stunning Outdoor Sitting Spaces Worth Talking About
In metropolitan cities where space is at a premium, private outdoor space comes with a steep price tag, one that most people are not capable of paying. A good way to overcome this paucity of green space is to make use of balconies and terraces in a creative way.
Submitted By: Ajesh Joy on February 24, 2015
Designers Deirdre and Caleb Barber often entertain in their cozy Vermont cottage’s kitchen garden, between raised vegetable and flower beds Barber made out of red cedar from a garage they tore down. "We love the idea of the weekend country-house party in the European style, where everyone sits around the farmhouse table having long, leisurely meals, eating food made from the garden, and drinking interesting and honest wine."
In a California house designed by Stephen Shubel, homeowner Gabriella Sarlo sometimes commandeers furniture from her cellar and sets it up outside for alfresco dining under century-old oak trees. The table, chairs, white bowls, and settee are from Chateau Sonoma. The rug over the settee is from Anthropologie, as are the glasses, purple bowl, and pitcher. The urn holding flowers is a French antique from stephenshubel.com.
On the patio of a Menlo Park, California, house designed by Matthew Leverone, the slate-blue tones of Restoration Hardware's Carmel daybed, Pottery Barn's Frog Rain drum side tables, and Brown Jordan's Venetian chairs echo the house's siding. Pillows in Schumacher's Sunglass Print and Duralee's Pavilion