Backyard Hideaways From Home To House

Enhancing the elegance of the lounge is likely one of the most essential elements in bettering the inside of a house. The stone hearth creates a focal point, provides a heat source, and visually links the porch with the rock columns inside. A full-service outdoor kitchen and eating area invites a crowd. A well-liked design choice within the South, this porch ceiling can be painted blue for a playful nod to traditional Southern style.

A poolside lounge at a Nashville, Tennessee, residence designed by McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors contains a pendant lantern by Ames Ingham and a barrel-again chair from Dennis Miller Assoc.; the Robert Bristow eating table and benches are from Ralph Pucci Worldwide, and the cushions on the sofa, lounge chairs, and eating chairs are coated in a Perennials material.

Flowering vines adorn the country log arbor surrounding the outdoor dining space of designer Ellen Denisevich-Grickis’s Rhode Island retreat Unmilled oak trees have been used to create the construction, which spans nearly all the rear fa├žade of the 18th-century barn.

A fan retains this beautiful space cool on heat Southern days, and curtains add privacy to the area. There was only a desk in here, but I …