Comfortable seating, vibrant patterns, and an abundance of greenery are a few elements that make for a chic outdoor oasis. Whether you're lucky enough to have a spacious terrace or enjoy the charm of a cozy patio, you're sure to find inspiration in these well-decorated outdoor rooms.
A vaulted terrace in fashion designer Johanna Ortiz's South American vacation home is fit for entertaining. The Spanish Colonial dining table is from El Arcon, an antiques shop, and the slipcovered chairs are made of a silk ikat.
Courtesy of Janice Barta
Designer Janice Barta crafted a relaxing outdoor loggia for a 1930s Spanish-style home in Los Angeles. Along with white and warm gray hues, a trellis, reclaimed roof tiles, built-in seating, and custom lighting make the area ideal for summer gatherings.
A home in Garzón, a quaint village near the southeastern coast of Uruguay, features rustic accents, including a pair of pendants and a dining table made of Brazilian wood.
Cream and teal patterned tiles inject personality into a courtyard in an 18th-century Marrakech medina. Potted plants, a love seat from a flea market, and custom burlap sofas bring a dose of charm to the outdoor space.
Living Without Walls
What's more luxurious than a living room without walls? Here, M. Elle Design shows just how inviting this airy design concept can be.
Terrace with Drapes
Drapery brings a touch of luxury—and privacy—to an outdoor terrace by Meredith Ellis Design.
A Quaint Terrace
White-washed wood railings and accents infuse a rustic flair into this Martin Brudnizki-designed terrace that's complete with a floral patterned sofa.
When it comes to a bohemian-inspired outdoor space, there's nothing better than Kathryn Ireland's Santa Monica home. From its built-in stucco sectional to the wicker pendant, there's so much to love.
Stylish Outdoor Dining Area
One thing designer Jamie Durie cannot live without is his outdoor dining room at his Los Angeles home—where he dines, lounges, grows food, entertains and works.
Serene White Roof Deck
A contemporary roof deck doubles as a beautiful outdoor room with a wraparound banquette furnished with white pillows and cushions at a getaway on the Greek island of Antiparos.
Restaurateur Keith McNally decorated the front porch of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation home with bistro chairs arranged around a reclaimed-wood table.
Airy Rooftop Terrace
White birch trees shade a Sutherland sofa and love seat on the rooftop terrace; the cushions and pillows are covered in Perennials fabrics.
White And Neutral Toned Patio
The cocktail table, chairs and sectional are by Munder-Skiles and the cushions are covered in a Perennials fabric in this Massachusetts home.
Simple Brown Garden Pavilion
A tropical-root table from Mecox is surrounded by dining chairs from Restoration Hardware, who also made the pendant light in the garden pavilion of this home in upstate New York. A vintage garden table from Finch Hudson sits in the corner and the rug is from West Elm.
Transparent Greenhouse And Garden Shed
A prefabricated greenhouse and garden shed, used for outdoor sleeping and a party pavilion, sits on a remote private island in Finland owned by product designer Linda Bergroth's family. The shutters on the glass ceiling allow for temperature control. The floors of the shed are wooden, and it also features a spacious storage area.
Stone And Wood Pergola
The pergola with built-in benches, created by designer and architect Flavio Albanese for this Italian home, makes for the perfect outdoor area. The Tokyo Pop lounge chair is by Tokujin Yoshioka.
Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard created an outdoor area for this Malibu home where the roof is made of woven sea grass, the daybeds are dressed with vintage suzanis from Turkey, the lanterns are from Design Mix Furniture and the bright purple pillows are wrapped in outdoor prints by Martyn Lawrence Bullard Fabrics.
All-White Entertaining Room
A luxurious, all-white open area serves as a couple's alfresco dining and entertaining room at their vacation home in Saint-Tropez, France. Dutch architect Jan des Bouvrie helped the couple, both Asian-art dealers in Amsterdam, with the design.
Sophisticated Open Terrace
On the terrace of a Pacific Palisades, California home, a light fixture from the 1950s hangs above the sofas and cocktail table, both by Link Outdoor.
All White Wooden Getaway
Architect Toti Semerano designed a private garden with a white wooden structure, which also holds a daybed, in a Salento, Italy home. The roof was made from scraps of iron.
Dominican Outdoor Retreat
For a Dominican Republic retreat, Juan Montoya designed an imposing copper pendant light fixture; the chairs are upholstered in raffia and the table is a custom design.
White And Gray Semicircular Pool Pavilion
In a pool pavilion designed by Jamie Bush and architect Dennis Gibbens for a Beverly Hills, California home, the gray cushions of the custom-made sectional sofa are wrapped in a Perennials fabric. The semicircular canopy shades the seating area, and the concrete tables are by Ernsdorf Design.
Wicker furniture sits on a terrace in this Netherlands home belonging to Marc de Laat and Daniel Beauchemin, who also designed the pergola covered in greenery.
Pops Of Red On A Shaded Terrace
A Sonoma County, California, home uses a shaded terrace as an outdoor room filled with chaise longues, benches and chairs by Michael Taylor Designs. The Moroccan-style red stools add an exotic touch and the fabrics for the upholstery and awning are by Sunbrella.
Elegant Sunny Afternoons
On the shaded terrace of historic Libbey Ranch, actress Reese Witherspoon’s secluded seven-acre family retreat in Ojai, California, designer Kristen Buckingham surrounded a wood-topped dining table with vintage iron and wicker chairs. The lantern is antique.
Elevated New York Terrace
Gunn Landscape Architecture crafted the landscape design and built-in banquette on this terrace, which overlooks Gramercy Park in New York. The chaise longue and dining chairs are by Richard Schultz for Knoll.
Dreamy Cityscape Views
The terrace of designer Timothy Whealon’s Manhattan penthouse features an aluminum table and bench by Harbour Outdoor, a screen of cedar slats, lanterns by Restoration Hardware and plantings of English ivy, boxwood and magnolia.
Striped Furniture On A Brick Terrace
The terrace in a Hollywood home has chaise longues with cushions in a Pindler & Pindler fabric, pillows in a Janus et Cie fabric, Moroccan lanterns, and antique English wicker chairs.
Limestone Pool Cabana
In the pool cabana of her family’s Southampton, New York, beach house, which was designed by the architecture firm Sawyer Berson, decorator and furniture designer Kelly Behun sited a teak table and chairs by Bonetti Kozerski Studio in front of a stucco wall adorned with staghorn ferns and baskets made in Zambia. The floor is limestone, and the rug is from Morocco.
A Privately Chic New York City Terrace
Plantings of boxwood, English ivy and magnolia provide shade and privacy on this New York City terrace, with an aluminum table and bench by Harbour Outdoor, lanterns by Restoration Hardware, a screen made of cedar slats and a blue-stone floor.