Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

If you have the opportunity to bring the outdoors into your home, do so. Also, an outdoor space can feel just like any space in your home. Think comfort when designing the space. It can be so rewarding and be the space that offers some much-needed tranquility.



Outdoor Living Area

Outdoor Swing



outdoor space


Take the outdoor space and treat it just like any room in your home. Patterns on the walls and ceiling can add drama and color. Even the selection of flooring can transform your space.

Outdoor Space with striped walls and ceiling

Great tile in outdoor space

Make the space inviting with plants, flowers and greenery. Even the simplest designs can be spectacular with just an added pop of color.

Outdoor patio with painted door

Terrace area with color


A fireplace in the outdoor areas says it all…comfort, warmth and relaxation. Who doesn’t love an outdoor fireplace?


Outdoor Fireplace - Interior Walls Designs


Outddor Fireplace

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Outdoor kitchens and grill areas can be functional yet visually pleasing to the eye. Sliding barn doors or garage doors can cover the appliances when needed.

Outdoor Kitchen with Sliding Barn Doors

Outdoor Kitchen

Kitchen and Seating Area in Outdoor Space

If the space allows, you may want to consider an area that allows family or guests to watch television.

Outdoor Television

Television in covered patio

Covered Porch with Television

image via House Beautiful

Comfort is key whether indoors or outdoors. Whether it is a dining space or seating area, keep the creature comforts in mind.


Outdoor Chaise


Outdoor Dining

Awesome Chairs in Outdoor Space


Thinking about the architecture of a space is key to a perfect outdoor area. The ceiling treatment here reflects the shape of the water feature in this space.

Great Outdoor Space

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Backyard Bliss

For me, there is nothing better than a great backyard. Anticipating how the backyard can be utilized for relaxation and enjoyment is the key to its success.

It can be a place to unwind and lounge, or even dine with family and friends. I often think of this area as a retreat or sanctuary to completely escape, decompress, and just enjoy nature.


Backyard Bliss



Backyard Bliss


Designer Thom Filcia uses this pagoda-style outdoor daybed to create a warm and inviting space.

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The most basic of elements can be used to create a noteworthy space. Stone pavers and ceramic tiles add color and texture to any backyard. They are the flooring needed to ground the conversation or dining area.

Backyard Bliss - Interior Walls Designs

Backyard Bliss - Interior Walls Designs

Think of this area as your canvas and create an interesting element in your space using plants, stone or slate tiles.

Backyard Bliss - Interior Walls Designs

Backyard Bliss




A comfortable seating and dining area is welcoming for entertaining. The idea of a design that is restful and embraces nature is ideal in any outdoor space.


Backyard Bliss - Interior Walls Designs



How charming it is to take a free-standing building and make it a studio or guest house similar to this one. Cover it with ivy and surrond it with plants and flowers and it will be the guest quarters your friends or family will never forget.



Backyard Bliss - Interior Walls Designs


You are never to old to enjoy a treehouse! Put in a daybed or chair and ottoman and it is now the perfect escape.


Backyard Bliss - Interior Walls Designs

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