Here at Gardenista, we’re embracing warm weather by venturing outside with a good book and a cool beverage. We’ve found a handful of outdoor living rooms that are perfect for that, all from the Remodelista + Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory.
Above: San Francisco–based Creo Architects made this backyard in San Francisco’s Lake District accessible and fun for the client’s young children, but kept in mind that adults would also be dining and entertaining here. See the rest of the garden in To Lawn or Not to Lawn? With Kids, That is the Question. Photograph by Kayo Shibano.
Above: Los Angeles landscape designer Judy Kameon (owner of the firm Elysian Landscapes and author of Gardens Are For Living) calls this project Room With a View. The lawn is set with large concrete squares that “make a graphic composition and lead to a built-in bench, sited for enjoying a favorite view.” Photograph by Erik Otesa.
Above: This San Francisco backyard was transformed by Arterra Landscape Architects. The steel balls and soft grass “provide a constantly changing source of light, spherical movement and reflected sky.” Photograph by Michele Lee Willson Photography.
See more from the Gardenista + Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory in Architects’ Roundup: 10 Garden Stairways and 10 Outdoor Pools from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.