During the warmer months, your outdoor rooms can truly be an extension of your living space if you take the time to outfit them with the comforts of the indoors -- think sink-in seats, bar carts and mood lighting. Pull up a chair (or pouf, hammock or daybed) and stay awhile.
Designers are coming up with clever ways to make grills actually something that you want to put front and center. As you fire up your grill this Labor Day, consider some of these smoking ideas for an update.
Your outdoor space should be chic, sharp, and one of casual sophistication extending throughout the home, from inside to outside. Fabrics and materials, once only used inside, are now gracefully employed on the porch.