A Zen Kitchen

A Zen Kitchen

So you can't make it to that tropical island you've been imagining about this year? No stresses: You can in any case appreciate a little heaven and unwind in the solace of your own home.

A Living Room Outdoors

In a Napa Valley house embellished by Ken Fulk, the sweet sitting territory has a vivid blend of extras. Vintage metal lightweight flyer and seats from Zonal. Pads from Pottery Barn.

Screened-in Porch with a French Twist

On this screened-in yard, French stop seats from Chelsea Antiques and stools produced using tractor seats are accumulated cycle a table as far as anyone knows made of scrap metal from the Eiffel Tower for Gustave Eiffel's office.

A Classic Cottage Porch

Walters Wicker Seagrass couch and easy chairs are canvassed in a Brunschwig and Fils cornflower blue and white plaid, which makes the screened patio an enticing spot for family social occasions. Roof shading is Morning Glory by Benjamin Moore.

An Outdoors Dining Room

With a dining room like this outside, who might ever need to eat inside? The extensive yard includes a Balmoral teak dining table by Barlow Tyrie.

A Cozy Patio

The house's unique limestone porch is encompassed by a low boxwood fence, Indian Hawthorne, and pruned lagustrum topiaries, all shaded by an old cedar tree. Seating is a collapsing French daybed from Donald Embree Antiques, Adirondack seats from Expo Design Center, and collapsing painted bistro chairs.

A Relaxing Sunporch

A comfortable living room set in a sunporch is the best of the two universes: the sentiment being outside with the solace of being inside. The sunporch dividers, roofs, and floors are painted Benjamin Moore's Atrium White.

A Light and Airy Sunporch

Snuggle up with a decent book and a glass of lemonade and appreciate the calm of this second-floor sunporch. Make it your own excursion detect each weekend.

A Romantic Backyard

The see is the thing that makes a smaller than expected get-away in this backyard so excellent and sentimental. The 1930s French iron seats are from SummerHouse; the green mosaic side table with press base is from The Gardener.

A Casual Getaway

It might be basic and easygoing, however wouldn't you simply love to make tracks in an opposite direction from everything ideal all alone entryway patio? You're only one yard swing establishment away.

A Private Lunch

It's difficult to trust this is in somebody's backyard, however would it say it isn't colorful? Eating like this will feel like a getaway.

Hidden Away

Voluptuous 50-year-old wisteria vines wrap a Victorian wire gazebo at a New York house — the ideal hideaway.

An Oceanside Escape

A perspective of the sea is all you have to unwind, yet an excellent porch like this one doesn't hurt either. Dull furniture — Janus et Cie's Veneto — grounds the extensive oceanside terrace.

The Ultimate Covered Porch

This secured patio has a blend of classical wicker; the texture is "lemonade-and sangria-confirmation," says designer Robin Bell. Since who needs to tidy up a wreck after an unwinding afternoon?

A Moroccan Pool House

You don't need to have a pool house to pull off this look. Utilize comparative furniture and embellishments all alone secured yard to make this desert spring. Antique French chairs from John Rosselli. The couch is from Wicker Works. Drum stool from Badia Design.

A Colorful Cabana

To associate within with the outside, Moises Esquenazi made a progression of living zones in his Los Angeles backyard, incorporating this cabana with a daybed that echoes the hues he utilized as a part of the interior of his cottage. The common fiber pads and the blue squares are from RL Home; striped and print cushions are by Trina Turk.

A Surprising Sitting Area

In a taking off breezeway, a sensational staircase prompts a visitor suite over the carport. The swing is custom and a significant shock here. To one side is the front entryway. Solid pavers from Peacock Pavers have the character of antiquated Italian travertine.

A Private Porch

This home's main bathroom's French entryways open onto a minor, beguiling yard. The designer, Karyl Pierce Paxton, included the wraparound back patio in run of the mill Victorian style.

Rustic and Warm

A comfortable place to have supper with loved ones or simply unwind. Furniture designer Jamey Garza made the flame ceiling fixture custom for Pearson.

Bringing the Inside Out

"My idea for the porch, which wraps around my whole house, was to bring the back to front. It's for outdoor California living and engaging," says designer Mary McGee.

A Little Oasis

A smaller than usual desert spring was made on this front patio. Extravagant toss pads are in Schumacher's Zimba in Charcoal; evaded seats by the designer are in Sunbrella.

The Patio

This outdoor porch genuinely feels like a room, on account of draperies of Sunbrella texture in characteristic with red trim from West Coast Trim. Indian decorated Regency-style seats are from Singh Imports. The striped outdoor mat is from Ceylon et Cie; the combine of rattan stools and the wooden circle on the foot stool are from Mecox Gardens; the tar wicker couch and seats are from Restoration Hardware. A Moorish-propelled reflect dangles from the pergola on modern chains. On a table under the mirror are an antique iron armillary circle from Nathan Turner and an oxidized urn from the Wisteria catalog.

A Nautical Getaway

This deck is designed with red, white, and blue everything — from stripes to blossoms — which gives it a nautical vibe. Carton and Barrel deck seats and umbrellas with sprinkles of red from Ralph Lauren Home shoreline towels.

Lake Getaway

A private dock is a definitive lake house frill, a place for napping, jumping, staring off into space: pick your leisure activity. All through the mid year the proprietor of the restored 1939 house in Connecticut engages visitors by running them over the lake for picnics in an exemplary 1960s Chris-Craft speedboat. Lights and towels from L.L. Bean.

Camp Style: Porches

Architect Gil Schafer changed over an open patio to a screened yard and, beside it, a dining room. Shading master Eve Ashcraft picked Narragansett Green for the patio floor and Stonington Gray for the roof, both from Benjamin Moore.

A Secret Garden

The front entryway of this oceanfront Los Angeles house opens to an amazing outdoors yard. Designer Chris Barrett grouped plants in antique pots on a solid table from Inner Gardens.

Desert Getaway

Watch the dusk from your yard designed to mirror the zone you live in. For this situation, a southwestern theme was given to this porch. Kingsley-Bate seating and earthenware tables from Seasonal Living.

Perfect Any Time of Year

This is the ideal spot for an excellent summer day — or a crisp spring night by the fire.

A Chef's Outdoor Dream

If you're the cook in your family, this is the ideal outdoor room for you. The greater part of the apparatuses and cabinetry are from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet.

Moroccan-Themed Dining Area

This shrouded room encased by lovely gated entryways is sufficiently peaceful to sneak away alone...or have a little supper party.

Outdoor Dining at Its Best

An outdoor dining territory that influences you to feel like you're on a tropical island. A two-layered iron light fixture from Zelen swings from the iron trellis. Zinc-topped table and seats from Big Daddy's Antiques.

Southwestern Sitting Area

Southwestern style is blended into this comfortable sitting region with chimney. Extraordinary for a warm or cold night in the leave. Parlor seats found in Mexico canvassed in Donghia's Tamal.

Outdoor Passage

Greta, the Jack Russell, wanders along an outdoor path associating the living room to the bedroom wing. Floor coverings from Amadi Carpets, antique Moroccan light from Michael Shapiro.

Outdoor Seating Area

One of the numerous outdoor seating zones on the seven-section of land property and sufficiently basic to make anyplace you have a little free outdoor space.

A Golfer's Paradise

This secured patio off of a moment floor visitor room has sees over a fairway (ideal for watching or playing in case you're a golf fan). Decking is made of ipê, a teaklike South American hardwood that is inexhaustible. The easy chair is by Philippe Starck.

Romantic: Patio

Architect Wayne Leong based the design of this Napa Valley guesthouse on country Provence structures. The loggia's stone segments were built with stones uncovered from the site. The 10-foot-long seventeenth century table is solid metal and slate. Antique French jugs are from Vintage Home. The iron ceiling fixture is from Formations.

Outdoor Fireplace at a Los Angeles House

The outdoor chimney, produced using stream shake, is emphasized with a stone cutting from an European church, found at a bug showcase. The end table from Oasis Furniture is made of reused wood. The Adirondack seats were deserted by t

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