A Dream Outdoor Space

Outdoor entertaining is at a fever pitch: lingering weeknight dinners, weekend brunches and of course afternoon pool time have us craving a stylish yet functional, multipurpose outdoor living room. And while our current spaces may be a work in progress, it hasn’t stopped us from dreaming of an ideal place of our own – one that easily allows for dining al fresco and provides retreat to soak up all summer has to offer.

When our friends at Porcelanosa asked us to share a few of our favorite sources for inspiration, we had a hard time narrowing down the selection. Are we urban patio or a beachfront bungalow types? Do we want a pool house or a mountainside retreat? (If we are being honest, we would take any of the above.) We spent some time poring over Porcelanosa’s outdoor gallery and today are sharing 5 distinct but equally beautiful outdoor sources for your patio planning inspiration – whatever your location preference or design style, we have you covered!

  1. Rooftop decks offer a much needed retreat from the city. This small area utilizes every inch of space without feeling cramped or crowded. Get The Look: Balance modern furnishings with a neutral flooring option like the Fossil Grey Texture floor tiles seen here.
  1. We love the literal outdoor living area in this gorgeous seaside oasis. The monochromatic palette complements the colorful natural backdrop and turquoise pool. Get The Look: When the scenery is this amazing, allow your furnishings and flooring to support, not compete, with the natural landscape. The Stuc Beige Nature floor tiles appear sandlike, enhancing the relaxed feel of the room.
  1. There are two things that make this pool stand out – the modern and sophisticated pool house and the striking black tile. Get The Look: Avenue Black Texture floor tiles offer a sleek contrast to the natural deck, while highlighting the aqua blue pool and white furnishings.
  1. Not many of us can boast a beach-front cabana, but we can all glean beautiful design inspiration from this casual outdoor entertaining space. Get The Look: Create a separate room and additional shade with a canopy. The oversized chairs and loveseat create an inviting seating arrangement while the Provenza Natural floor tiles provides a beautiful, neutral canvas for this breezy scene.
  1. When surrounded by the mountains there is a rarely a time we want to be indoors and this lakeside patio is the perfect spot for our morning coffee routine. Get The Look: Classic furnishings are juxtaposed with woven touches in this mountainous retreat. The Cascais Natural tile is stylish and durable, a necessity during the inevitable cold winter months.

Porcelanosa also features more outdoor projects on their Houzz profile, which is sure to draw more inspiration! We would love to know, which style is your favorite?

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