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Outdoor Entertaining Essentials Our Designers Love

A functional and beautiful outdoor entertaining space is often one of the top priorities for our clients. Whether they want to maximize a small space or have a large yard they aren’t sure how to fill, we get tons of requests from homeowners for a well-designed outdoor entertaining area.  From landscaping to layout, we consider ...

Small Patio Furniture and Design Ideas for 2024

The right furniture can elevate your outdoor living space and impact how well it functions for you, your family, and your guests. This is especially true for smaller areas where every inch of space is crucial and needs to be utilized properly. If you’re in the market for some small patio furniture, you’re in luck ...

Small Backyard Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Living Space

You don’t need a sprawling space with an abundance of acreage to have a breathtaking backyard. If you want to amplify a smaller yard, there are plenty of ways to intentionally fill your space. After all, your outdoor areas are there for you to enjoy. From adding functional design elements to using different textures and ...

10 Gorgeous Houses With Courtyards

Courtyards give homeowners their very own outdoor oasis, while intentionally filling space in a yard. Because they’re framed by walls — either partially or fully enclosed — but have no roof, courtyards often feel like an outdoor room and offer a comfortable place to gather. Courtyards are highly versatile too. You can decorate them simply ...

9 Side Porch Designs We Love

We love a good side porch. Side porches can be small places for family members to kick off their shoes and access the home via a mudroom. Or they can be expansive outdoor spaces, complete with multiple areas for lounging and dining. Either way, we enjoy helping our clients fix up their existing side porches ...

7 Lanai Porch & Patio Designs We Love

Do you love fresh air, but aren’t necessarily fond of all that comes with it? Harsh weather, blistering sunlight, obnoxious bugs, and so on? There are ways to continue enjoying nature without sacrificing comfort, and a lanai porch or patio is one of our favorite approaches to use in bringing that luxury to our clients.  ...

18 Pool Furniture Ideas: Designer Picks

Turn your backyard pool and its surroundings into the oasis of your dreams with these designer-selected pool furniture ideas. We’ve rounded up chaises, chairs, side tables, and umbrellas so that you can lounge in style. From traditional to ultra contemporary, boho to nautical, this list has a piece for every pool setting imaginable. Enjoy! Our ...

12 Multi-Level Deck Ideas

There are so many different ways to dream up a unique deck design, whether you only have a small spot to work with or you want to explore something more grandiose — like a multi-level deck. A multi-level deck provides all sorts of great options for flexible outdoor living. For example, you can create a ...

12 Patio Extension Ideas for Outdoor Living

When it comes to outdoor spaces, patios offer so much potential. From seating areas to firepits and outdoor dining tables, patios are ideal for relaxation outside. But some patios don’t quite live up to their full potential because they don’t cover enough ground. Enter: patio extension ideas. Our designers can look at the space outside ...