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The porch of this is occupied by an old bench and edged with Japanese skimmia. 'Blushing Bride' hydrangeas bloom in a galvanized tub.
A vine-wrapped pergola and boxy gray wicker seating offers contrasting shape, color, and texture in this backyard of this . Glazed pots filled with low-maintenance succulents create a layered look that mimics the home's interior.
The fireplace in this was covered in inexpensive porcelain tile. The brass chandelier finishes the space with a little sparkle.
Simple enamel buckets make for cachepots with laid-back charm, while the exposed canoe paddles and firewood add to the rustic atmosphere of this .
To make natural shades of the lake and lawn of this pop even more, the owner outfitted the porch in complementary hues of orange and yellow. She covered the futon cushion with an iconic Marimekko print, which inspired the orange-and-yellow paint treatment on the lawn chairs.
"We eat every meal out here," say the owners of the screened-in side porch in this rustic . They found the bee skep in an Atlanta garden store.
String lights from Target twinkle over the front porch of this , and Pottery Barn wicker furniture surrounds an antique folding table, where the family plays cards.
Lobelia, daylilies, nasturtium, and garlic chives surround L.L. Bean Adirondack chairs on the patio, located between this and the main red barn.
Pots of Marguerite daisies, lavender, and alliums brighten the porch off the library of this .
Wicker chairs from Target pull up to an antique pine table under a wisteria-covered pergola in this . Olive trees border either side of the gravel patio.
The wicker patio set was a hand-me-down from a friend of the owner of this . Another pal sewed the love seat's cushion and pillow from fabric the owner scored at Jo-Ann.
A wicker set by Summer Classics provides seating on the screened side-porch in this . Cast-off columns were repurposed as floor lamps.
Red Adirondack chairs by Cost Plus World Market look out on the Lemhi and Lost River mountains from this 's back porch.
The combination of California weather and a fireplace makes this outdoor living area a year-round hangout in this . Wicker chairs from a local shop surround the coffee table, fashioned out of a reclaimed wine barrel. The walls are painted Collonade Gray by Sherwin-Williams, while the fireplace is painted China White by Benjamin Moore.
On this , metal folding chairs (from Barton Springs Nursery in Austin) offer colorful contrast to a table built out of Texas limestone.
The gliders on this 's front porch date to the 1930s.
On this 's porch, dogs Minnie (left) and Nash get cozy on an iron-and-brass daybed, sporting a vintage seersucker coverlet. The Moroccan rug is from Canvas.
On the back patio of this , a marble-topped table from Napa Home, built from old railroad ties, is paired with African chairs that repurpose oil drums. The iron pendant light is by Laura Lee.
John Danzer, founder of the garden furniture company Munder-Skiles, designed the steel-framed sectional and the cedar coffee table on the screened-in porch of this cozy .
Mismatched woven chairs and a teak table set the scene for meals in the outdoor entertaining area of this .
The homeowners of this entertain their son and daughter on the screened porch, outfitted with a Frontgate wicker sofa, a pair of antique beach chairs, and a woven trunk turned coffee table. The rug is from Pottery Barn.
The owners of this used sturdy chains and hooks to turn a bench into a swing; it joins similarly rustic chair and love seat, both by Old Hickory on the front porch.
The front porch of , furnished with a vintage metal glider, offers a dreamy view of the Catskill Mountains.
Clematis and confederate jasmine climb a brick wall adjoining this 's back patio.
This backyard offers extra outdoor living space, courtesy of a porch strung with a Pawleys Island hammock. The lanterns and cushions are by Pottery Barn.
Homeowner Linda and her daughter Lily—and their Scottish terriers Mack (left) and Maisie—eat breakfast on their 's deck.
Colorful Adirondack chairs from Charleston Gardens brighten this 's terrace.
This outdoor entertaining space sits alongside the vegetable garden on a . The open-air kitchen and enclosed living room are both outfitted with electricity and water. A patio of bluestone pavers links the two cedar structures.
This 's front porch is decked out with gliders from Grandin Road.
This circa-1900 oak woodworker's table was drafted into service as a potting station, then hung vintage pails and watering cans on this 's exterior wall.