Add some variety to your evening routine by taking your next meal alfresco, inspired by these 11 refreshing outdoor dining rooms.
WRITTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE
The Perlick beer dispenser, Bosch dishwashers and Sub-Zero refrigerators in the pool house are all from Pirch. Countertops from Ollin, backsplash tile from TileBar, Popham Design tile from Ann Sacks on the bar, and flooring from Tile Elements ensure a dynamic vibe.
POPS OF PINK
On the loggia, cushions in a Perennials material top outdoor furnishings from Brown Jordan’s Venetian collection. The pillows are made of Janus et Cie’s Semiramis fabric and Perennials’ Slubby textile in Hotsy Totsy. The Parsons coffee table by McKinnon and Harris is in the center of the grouping.
Designer Summer Thornton placed the couple’s teak table and chairs on a larger section of the terrace to create an outdoor dining room. During the warm-weather months, the couple and their family can often be found here. But even on the coldest days of winter, homeowner Patty Fox says, “Psychologically, it makes a difference just to be able to gaze out over the space, even if it’s covered in snow.”
A thriving bougainvillea tree injects a vibrant fuchsia shade in the patio, where a Janus et Cie table and chairs rest on pavers by Madison Construction Group. La Casona Garden designed and installed the landscape.
DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE
Landscape designer Chris Turner and his team added wood slats to the dining pergola’s steel frame to lend warmth to the outdoor space. The dining table and chairs are from RH Modern. A Hubbardton Forge chandelier provides illumination for after-hours dining. The homeowners brought in the playful fiberglass duck statue by Gold Leaf Design for their young daughter. The architectural lighting is by Wallinger.
Off the living area, the team replaced two pairs of French doors with a set of folding Luxbaum doors that open to the back porch. “This creates a seamless transition from the inside out,” residential designer Guillermo Orozco says. Designer Joe Nahem surrounded the clients’ dining table with side and armchairs from Dedon’s AIIR line.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The Paradise Valley, Arizona residence was situated to take advantage of Camelback Mountain views, and the rugged scenery softens while dining alfresco at sunset. To create an inviting outdoor dining area, interior designer Jana Parker Lee chose a Sutherland teak table and chairs, upholstered in Perennials fabric. “Our home was designed to enjoy the beautiful views from the inside and the outside,” the wife says.
In a nod to the client’s Central American roots, designers James and Miriam Duncan conceived the backyard’s tiki hut, which has a thatched roof and raised circular deck. “Shade is critical in Miami, and the round shape is reminiscent of Salvadoran palapas,” James explains. Beneath a Chinese paper lantern, rattan bistro chairs encircle a custom glass-and-driftwood table.
The outdoor dining space was designed to be a covered extension of the interior spaces. Fora Outdoor Pendant Lights from Bover illuminate a French antique table paired with RH dining chairs.
The home’s patio offers outdoor dining with mountain views from a table by Michael Taylor Designs and chairs by Sutherland Furniture.
Western Window Systems windows open on to a terrace. There, a rectangular table by Hart Concrete Design makes for an ideal spot to dine by the water. Landscape designer Ryan Burress of Ryan Burress Inc handled the concept for the landscaping. Designer Brooke Wagner notes the clients requested multiple fire features.