It’s time to get outside! We’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite porches, terraces, decks, rooftop gardens, and fireside retreats from Flower magazine. Relax and take in these inspiring outdoor spaces for dining with friends, chilling poolside, or simply enjoying a priceless view.
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See more of this home (and others) in "Marshall Watson, Master of Elegance."
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See more of Carloftis's rooftop gardens (including work for Google's New York HQ and actor Edward Norton) and more pastoral landscapes in "John Carloftis: City Roofs & Country Roots."
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Landscape designer and author Judy Kameon shares tips for stretching the outdoor living season in an excerpt from Gardens Are for Living, in "Extend the Garden Season."
Read the Q&A and see more of Summerour's designs in "Architect Keith Summerour."
California designer Mark D. Sikes extols the virtues of creating a natural connection between house and garden with color, motifs, and plant materials. At Sikes’ own home, a terrace becomes a natural extension of indoor spaces with its blue-and-white furnishings and accessories, and ficus-covered walls. Photo by Amy Neunsinger
Enjoy an excerpt from Sykes book, Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style (Rizzoli New York, 2016), in "Decorating with Greens."
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A desire to be closer to nature lured Brooke and Steve Giannetti to Ojai, California, where they've built a house and gardens that appear to have been there for ages. One of Steve’s favorite places to relax is on the L-shaped sofa around a fire pit that looks like a campfire. Photo by Lisa Romerein from Patina Farm by Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti, reprinted with permission of Gibbs Smith. Buy the Book.
See more of the Giannetti's beautiful home and garden in "A Natural Patina."
See more of Liza's breezy, beach-chic style and get her tips for laid back entertaining in "Living Color."
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