Always say yes to bougainvillea and fireplaces. To make the fireplace hangout zone feel like its own intimate nook within a larger patio, lay down some tiles that make it stand out. We're also loving the modern sconces flanking the fireplace in this -designed space.
Keep your outdoor area intimate by angling to cozy chairs toward the fireplace. Then hang some string lights to amp up the romance even more. If your fireplace has a tall chimney, spruce it up with wall decor that can brave the elements, like a wooden brutalist sculpture.
An eye-catching tile on the patio can make all the difference, especially if you choose a whimsical pattern with bright colors. Then use more timeless and neutral furniture that won't overwhelm the eye to make sure the focus stays on the tiles. As for the fireplace, opt for a stylish and subtle screen to keep the flame from overheating a smaller outdoor space.
This Spanish-style villa in Los Feliz is the perfect setting for a summer party. chose colorful cushions to reflect the pretty tiles adorning the fireplace chimney, and there's plenty of comfortable seating.
Don't have a backyard? Bring it to the roof top. Design firm chose minimalist furniture to frame the modern fireplace, while the contemporary and neutral fabrics echo the interiors.
No outdoor fire place? No problem—a fire pit will add just as much charm. Surrounded by comfy, eclectic seating, this fire pit area designed by is the perfect backyard retreat. Add a rocking chair (in a pop of color if you're feeling bold!) and floor cushions for extra seating. For another fire pit option that strikes the balance between bohemian and formal, try a hammered copper fire pit.
There are so many things to love about this patio by , we're not even sure what to call out first. From the grass-jointed diamond-shaped tiles to the chic houndstooth throws and whimsical crystal on the coffee table, you're going to the want to take style notes.
This semi-enclosed space is making great use of the architectural bones. The string lights soften up the industrial exposed beams while the imposing fireplace warms the seating area.
Even without a chimney, this bonfire serves as a gathering place at Bonnie Edelman's Connecticut property. Logs stack under the benches, and speakers blend into the walls of local stone.
When the Nashville weather gets too hot for fires, ceiling fans cool off a handsome porch designed by Markham Roberts. A teak sofa and armchairs by Restoration Hardware otherwise face the flames.
The main attraction of this upstate New York roof deck? The jet-black fireplace, course. "We've hosted many great parties up there," says architect and homeowner Gray Davis.
"I wanted it to look like indoor furniture had been dragged outside," says Martyn Lawrence Bullard of this Los Angeles patio. He covered roll-arm sofas and chairs in Perennials fabrics, and then arranged the luxe pieces around an elegant mantel.
An eight-foot antique Dalle de Bourgogne stone table hosts the outdoor buffet at this Los Angeles home. Peter Dunham designed the neoclassical iron furniture by the flames, but an enormous banquette branches out from the hearth too.
A SoCal bachelor pad by Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas brings the game to the loggia thanks to a TV above the mantel. Guests can take it all in on the Provence love seat and St. Barts teak lounge chairs, both from Restoration Hardware.
No logs, no problem. Matthew Quinn chose a convenient gas-powered outdoor fireplace for an Atlanta loggia, warming the space on chilly evenings. The Ballard Designs planters are modeled on olive-oil jars.
Lucky guests at Thom Filicia's New York lake house can take in the sunset in style. If flames from the stacked-stone fire pit don't generate enough heat, cozy blankets do the trick.
Dinner parties seem extra-magical next to a roaring fire. With the table oriented at an angle, guests can seat themselves near or far from the blaze.
Designer Tobi Tobin faked a vintage hearth when revamping her Hollywood Hills backyard. The smoky brick actually came from an old patio. Extra ambiance radiates from the candlelit chandelier, which can be raised and lowered by a rope pulley rigged to a tree.
Entertaining comes easy at this Newport Beach house designed by Katie and Jason Maine. Moorish lattice-back sofas by McKinnon and Harris frame the fireplace, with Syrian capitals from Michael Taylor serving as coffee tables.