Depending upon where you live, you may only be able to enjoy your patio during certain times of the year. Patios deserve more than the occasional barbecue or party.
When warm weather finally arrives, use your patio as an extension of your home. If these Mediterranean patios could speak, take their advice. Provide a choice of sun-filled and shaded seating and make the most of your outside world.
What a place to relax. The oversize terra cotta planters match the terra cotta tiled patio floor and both pair beautifully with the wood furniture. The patio also manages to offer space for those who love the sun and shaded spots for those who don’t.
What more could you want from this patio? The quaint, teak settee set against the stone wall offers the perfect spot to sit and watch the boats on the nearby ocean.
Sophistication in the French Riviera
Anyone who thought that wicker patio furniture couldn’t be sophisticated, has never seen this villa’s patio. The villa, located in the French Riviera, offers chic outdoor seating ideal for day activities with the kids and evening parties with the adults.
The homeowners have mastered outdoor decorating. The muted gray tones of the flagstone flooring beautifully complements the weathered gray wood floor and the trees offer just enough privacy and shade. The metal table may just be the perfect spot to enjoy an iced tea on a hot summer day.
Ample seating, either shaded or sunny, abounds at this French Rivera villa. Terra cotta flooring tiles match the coral tones of the villa and the black of the wrought iron furnishings and lamps lend chic sophistication. The abundance of ivy and other plants provide chic privacy.
Wow. This rooftop terrace in Greece is perfection. The gleaming blue sea is the ideal backdrop for the white-painted cement terrace. There’s ample amounts of comfortable seating for anyone who wishes to take in the view. The seashell-shaped terra cotta planter lends a touch of quirkiness.
Villa with a View
Who could resist eating al fresco on the patio of this Spanish home? A small metal table offers cozy seating, the one hanging lamp provides just enough ambient light and the view of the city’s port promises to take your breath away.
What better way to highlight the beautiful stone wall, than by using it as your decorating guide? The homeowners use of the colors found in the stone wall is playful and inspired. The orange and brown throw pillows mimic the colors of the stones as do the gate, floor tiles and planters. The overall look is chic and cohesive.
Outdoor Family Space
This Greek patio is the ideal blend of casual and posh. The different tables offer plenty of seating for conversation, dining, or both and the abundance of natural plants elevates the space from simple patio to sophisticated and lush garden.