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.
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.
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.