With July 4th just around the corner and the long summer stretching out beyond, opportunities abound for entertaining outside. We’re thinking about how to make our outdoor kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms more special and inviting for guests and family too. From dream spaces to easy to do do patio corners, here we’ve included ideas to inspire your next design project with all sorts of outdoor rooms for entertaining
Let’s get started with a dream space for entertaining. This one has a panoramic ocean view. Pristine white and watery blue create a cool and casual spot for hanging out with friends and family.
Here’s a handsome terrace just right for the modern bachelor to host dinner at sunset by the sea. Sleek furnishings like this would also work well in a more inland environment.
Tea for two never looked so good. Surrounded by greenery, in a shaded corner of the patio, a cool contemporary rug defines this inviting outdoor room.
Black and white furnishings and an oversize botanical print bring warmth and style to this covered outdoor room.
Taking the quintessential screened in porch to a new level, the designer of this traditional space creates an irresistible place for entertaining outside.
Wall to wall sliding doors open from the family room to a large outdoor space for entertaining that includes a kitchen, bar, several conversation areas and plenty of room for dining. This beautiful backyard has something for everyone.
A spacious high rise terrace is divided into multiple “rooms” for entertaining. With cold drinks at the ready, this outdoor space is perfect for large gatherings.
With a cityscape as backdrop, the terrace seen in the image above is even more stunning after dark. A fire feature and strategically placed lighting enhance this dream of an outdoor space for entertaining.
Crave more on rooms made for entertaining? See our recent post “Dining Rooms for Entertaining.“