From Julie & Janet:
Who can deny the elemental appeal of a campfire in your own backyard? When not in use, a firepit can be topped with a piece of wood to create a functional table.
Above: A firepit in rural New York, in the home of Steven Harris and Lucien Rees Roberts; via PointClick Home, photograph by William Abranowicz.
Above: A minimal firepit from the portfolio of photographer Dan Duchars.
Above: A simple concrete trough filled with recycled glass; via Sunset.
Above: A patio in LA by Barbara Bestor Architecture.
Above: A modern concrete firepit by Mark Concrete, via Sunset.
Above: A water feature and firepit by Dry Design.
Above: A simple concrete firepit by Solus Decor.
For more outdoors ideas, see our favorite outdoor string lights.