Outdoor Spaces

With winter still blasting arctic winds, it's the perfect time to start planning warm outdoor spaces for spring, summer and fall.  Architectural Digest provides great inspirational ideas.

 CONTEMPORARY OUTDOOR SPACE BY MLINARIC, HENRY & ZERVUDACHI  A terrace on the fourth floor of a home in Japan is shaded by a canopy.   ARCHITECT:   Kengo Kuma & Associates    DESIGNER:   Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi    PHOTOGRAPHER:   Robert McLeod    ARTICLE:   Asian Fusion,   October 2010    LOCATION:   Japan

CONTEMPORARY OUTDOOR SPACE BY MLINARIC, HENRY & ZERVUDACHI

A terrace on the fourth floor of a home in Japan is shaded by a canopy.

ARCHITECT: Kengo Kuma & Associates

DESIGNER: Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi

PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert McLeod

ARTICLE: Asian Fusion, October 2010

LOCATION: Japan

 EXOTIC OUTDOOR SPACE IN PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA  The sunken outdoor seating area at a Palos Verdes, California, home provides a warm refuge with or without a fire, as even a small amount of sunlight is enough to warm the concrete. The Japanese blood grass's red tips become fiery blades at sunset.   PHOTOGRAPHER:   Raimund Koch    ARTICLE:   The Aquarian,   June 2007    LOCATION:   Palos Verdes, California

EXOTIC OUTDOOR SPACE IN PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA

The sunken outdoor seating area at a Palos Verdes, California, home provides a warm refuge with or without a fire, as even a small amount of sunlight is enough to warm the concrete. The Japanese blood grass's red tips become fiery blades at sunset.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Raimund Koch

ARTICLE: The Aquarian, June 2007

LOCATION: Palos Verdes, California

 MODERN OUTDOOR SPACE BY DE LA TORRE DESIGN STUDIO  Edward Siegel created the trellis and fireplace for the rooftop terrace, above the master bedroom of a Manhattan apartment. The slate paving is from Stone Source, the daybeds and glass-top tables are by Dedon, and the pillows are made of Sunbrella and Janus et Cie fabrics. The plantings are by Miguel Pons Landscaping and Matthias Kirwald Landscaping.   ARCHITECT:   Cooper, Robertson & Partners    DESIGNER:   De la Torre Design Studio    PHOTOGRAPHER:   Pieter Estersohn    HOMEOWNER:   Drew and Rachel Katz    ARTICLE:   In The Mix,   August 2013    LOCATION:   New York, New York

MODERN OUTDOOR SPACE BY DE LA TORRE DESIGN STUDIO

Edward Siegel created the trellis and fireplace for the rooftop terrace, above the master bedroom of a Manhattan apartment. The slate paving is from Stone Source, the daybeds and glass-top tables are by Dedon, and the pillows are made of Sunbrella and Janus et Cie fabrics. The plantings are by Miguel Pons Landscaping and Matthias Kirwald Landscaping.

ARCHITECT: Cooper, Robertson & Partners

DESIGNER: De la Torre Design Studio

PHOTOGRAPHER: Pieter Estersohn

HOMEOWNER: Drew and Rachel Katz

ARTICLE: In The Mix, August 2013

LOCATION: New York, New York

 MODERN OUTDOOR SPACE BY JONATHAN ADLER  In the pool pavilion of Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island, New York, retreat, the throw pillows and sun wall sculpture are by Adler; the cushions are clad in Sunbrella fabrics, and the sconces are vintage.   ARCHITECT:   Gray Organschi Architecture    DESIGNER:   Jonathan Adler    PHOTOGRAPHER:   Joshua McHugh    HOMEOWNER:   Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan    ARTICLE:   True To Form,   July 2012    LOCATION:   Shelter Island, New York

MODERN OUTDOOR SPACE BY JONATHAN ADLER

In the pool pavilion of Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island, New York, retreat, the throw pillows and sun wall sculpture are by Adler; the cushions are clad in Sunbrella fabrics, and the sconces are vintage.

ARCHITECT: Gray Organschi Architecture

DESIGNER: Jonathan Adler

PHOTOGRAPHER: Joshua McHugh

HOMEOWNER: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan

ARTICLE: True To Form, July 2012

LOCATION: Shelter Island, New York

 RUSTIC OUTDOOR SPACE BY FISHER WEISMAN  Bubble Club sofas and armchairs from Kartell provide seating on the poolside terrace of an Idaho home.   ARCHITECT:   Jarvis Group Architects    DESIGNER:   Fisher Weisman    PHOTOGRAPHER:   Thomas Loof    ARTICLE:   Don’t Fence Me In,   February 2007    LOCATION:   Idaho

RUSTIC OUTDOOR SPACE BY FISHER WEISMAN

Bubble Club sofas and armchairs from Kartell provide seating on the poolside terrace of an Idaho home.

ARCHITECT: Jarvis Group Architects

DESIGNER: Fisher Weisman

PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Loof

ARTICLE: Don’t Fence Me In, February 2007

LOCATION: Idaho

 RUSTIC OUTDOOR SPACE BY KARIN BLAKE  At a Los Angeles home, an antique clock face that designer Karin Blake discovered at a Paris flea market is displayed above the loggia's fireplace.   DESIGNER:   Karin Blake    PHOTOGRAPHER:   David O. Marlow    HOMEOWNER:   Alberto and Stacy Valner    ARTICLE:   Designed For Change,   November 2009    LOCATION:   Los Angeles, California

RUSTIC OUTDOOR SPACE BY KARIN BLAKE

At a Los Angeles home, an antique clock face that designer Karin Blake discovered at a Paris flea market is displayed above the loggia's fireplace.

DESIGNER: Karin Blake

PHOTOGRAPHER: David O. Marlow

HOMEOWNER: Alberto and Stacy Valner

ARTICLE: Designed For Change, November 2009

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

 RUSTIC OUTDOOR SPACE BY CARTER SMITH  The roof terrace of photographer Carter Smith's Manhattan home feels romantic thanks to an Iranian tribal rug and throw pillows.   ARCHITECT:   Hottenroth & Joseph Architects    PHOTOGRAPHER:   Martyn Thompson    HOMEOWNER:   Carter Smith    ARTICLE:   Director's Cut,   January 2007    LOCATION:   New York, New York

RUSTIC OUTDOOR SPACE BY CARTER SMITH

The roof terrace of photographer Carter Smith's Manhattan home feels romantic thanks to an Iranian tribal rug and throw pillows.

ARCHITECT: Hottenroth & Joseph Architects

PHOTOGRAPHER: Martyn Thompson

HOMEOWNER: Carter Smith

ARTICLE: Director's Cut, January 2007

LOCATION: New York, New York