15 Fireplaces, Fire Pits Perfect For Making S’mores


Give your outdoor space a makeover by drawing some inspiration from these fire pits and fireplaces perfect for warming you up on cool nights. We know you’ll want s’more!


Expansive backyard outdoor living space with loggia, swimming pool and firepit

Photo: Kerry Kirk

Architect Ken Newberry maintained the largest portion of the lot possible for outdoor living and wrapped the architecture around it. Janus et Cie Amari rattan armchairs surround a fire pit overlooking landscaping designed in collaboration with landscape designer Serena Gibson and installed by Kainer & Kainer Landscape Architecture. Cameron Builders, Inc. installed the pool and hardscaping.


A patio has a fire pit and a view of the moutains.

Photo: Kimberly Gavin

Sitting around the fire pit on the patio provides stunning views of mountain vistas. As designer Michele Merz says, “What better spot for an alfresco dinner?” RH sofas with Sunbrella upholstery center on a RH black metal coffee table and a teak stump side table from France & Son.


A balcony seating area overlooking Chicago skyline.

Photo: Dustin Halleck

Designer Gemma Parker brought the same fresh, neutral palette found in the rest of a Chicago condo on to the expansive terrace. For an intimate seating area, she arranged an RH chair and sofa, both in Perennials fabrics and accented with pillows in a Schumacher material, around a custom firepit by Boulevard Concrete.


Outdoor fire pit with bench and chairs.

Photo: Pär Bengtsson

A curved wooden bench is paired with teak chairs create a comfortable outdoor seating area and a place to enjoy fires on cool nights.


Seating area with fire pit looking toward pool

Photo: Meghan Beierle-O’Brien

Discovered in Mexico, a love seat and chairs surround a custom fire pit on the terrace overlooking the pool by All Water Tek. The homeowner turned to Richard Risner of Grounded Landscape Architecture for the crisp, tailored garden. A banquette overlooking a grassy area holds a cushion in a Sunbrella fabric.


backyard overlooking the lake with glass fence and fireplace

Photo: Haris Kenjar

A new transparent glass railing borders the lake-facing deck to preserve the view. Arranged around an O.W. Lee fire table from Rich’s for the Home are a Gloster sofa and coordinating lounge chairs from Terris Draheim.


outdoor fireplace with grey chairs around the fireplace

Photo: Richard Powers

At the fire pit, located amidst the trees and fostering a sense of seclusion, the flat angles and slate color of the Loll Designs lounge chairs from Design Within Reach respond to the dark hue and low-sloped roof of the home’s architecture.


transitional terrace outdoor sitting area fire pit sedona lot

Photo: Laura Moss

On the terrace, chairs by Sunset West with cushion fabric by Nomi offer a place to view Sedona’s dynamic landscape. The copper fire pit is from California-based Grand Effects.


contemporary outdoor sitting area purple cushions

Photo: JC Buck

For an ample terrace, the designers arranged weathered-teak two-seat Sutherland sofas with cushions wearing Holly Hunt Great Outdoors Fresh Canvas fabric in deep violet. The grounds were designed by landscape architect Gyles Thornely of Connect One Design, who selected a quartzite sandstone to pave the terrace and a boulder fire pit by Roger Hopkins Stone Sculptor. Native grasses surround the area.


contemporary exterior sitting area fire pit

Photo: Sam Frost

Sheltered by lush plantings, a spot off the dining room, outfitted with a fire feature and comfortable seating, provides a cozy area to gather for after-dinner s’mores and relaxation.


Photo: Karyn Millet

A courtyard seating area with Janus et Cie sofas and an antique carved-wood chair also has a custom fire feature. Landscape architect Theresa Clark’s vision for the property gracefully emphasizes the interplay between old and new.


raditional exterior sitting area

Photo: Werner Segarra

Among the compound’s many secluded outdoor retreats is an intimate sitting area off the front courtyard with a fireplace. Furniture by Kingsley Bate from Inside/Out Showroom complements the integral color stucco by Star Plastering and pale limestone veneer by Modern Group.


contemporary outdoor sitting area black accents fire pit

Photo: JC Buck

Outside, a precast concrete wraparound bench is designed to look like limestone, which was conceived by landscape designer Chris Turner. The ample seating it offers makes a casual conversation spot by the fire pit. The loveseat is from RH Modern, and the throw pillows are from Pendleton.


contemporary outdoor sitting area fireplace

Photo: Laura Moss

Conscious of scale, a designer applies an edited look to a couple’s new Scottsdale residence.


Outdoor terrace with large sectional and fireplace and fire feature

Photo: Lauren Pressey

A courtyard seating area makes for a comfortable, central spot for relaxation and entertaining. The sectional sofa by Harbour with cushions in a Perennials fabric abuts a Lumacast fire feature. A mix of stucco, glass and Bulgarian limestone from Thompson Building Materials defines the exterior materials palette. Architect Anthony LaneyLaney and his team designed the landscape in collaboration with Jones Landscape.