10 Outdoor Room Design Ideas By House Beautiful

A Black and White Casual Porch

A pair of wicker sofas from Restoration Hardware suits this classic porch, which is just off this home’s living room. Pillow fabrics are Stripe in Chocolate Kiss by Perennials and Mari in Coral by Lulu DK. Casual and cozy!

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Outdoor Room

In this outdoor room, “everything is meant to be a backdrop for the view,” says the designer, Fern Santini. “You can see the entire Austin skyline, and a chain of lakes.” Classic iron furniture from Janus et Cie.

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An Oceanside Escape

A view of the ocean is all you need to relax, but a beautiful terrace like this one doesn’t hurt either. Dark furniture — Janus et Cie’s Veneto — grounds the expansive oceanside terrace.

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Clock

An oversize French clock face from Devonshire hangs above a Provençal table near the pool.

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The Patio

This outdoor patio truly feels like a room, thanks to curtains of Sunbrella fabric in natural with red trim from West Coast Trim. Indian inlaid Regency-style chairs are from Singh Imports. The striped outdoor rug is from Ceylon et Cie; the pair of rattan ottomans and the wooden sphere on the coffee table are from Mecox Gardens; the resin wicker sofa and chairs are from Restoration Hardware. A Moorish-inspired mirror hangs from the pergola on industrial chains. On a table under the mirror are an antique iron armillary sphere from Nathan Turner and an oxidized urn from the Wisteria catalog.

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Sleek Rooftop Retreat

Vibrant pink pillows encourage lounging.

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Fire Pit

A fire pit, a dock, and a Gerald DiGiusto 1960s steel sculpture come together in designer Thom Filicia’s yard at his rustic but sophisticated upstate New York lake house.

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Bright Cushions

In the outdoor living room of this Malibu ranch by designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, a vintage sofa and coffee table mix with Janus et Cie chairs.

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Outdoor Fireplace

Designer Tobi Tobin completely revamped the backyard of her modern Hollywood Hills cottage. She used brick from an old patio for the new fireplace and created a terrace from sand mixed with granite. A candlelit chandelier can be raised and lowered by a rope pulley rigged to a tree. It casts a soft glow over Restoration Hardware’s Gun Barrel Salvaged Wood dining table and all-weather wicker from World Market.

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Beach House Patio

“I was driving by a store in L.A., saw this 1960s patio furniture, and screeched to a stop,” designer Kristen Ewart says. “It’s modern without being stark, and petite — there’s not a lot of room out here.” See more photos of this California Beach House.

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