Indoor Areas, Outdoors


When it comes to hanging out in the yard, there is only so far a dirt-encrusted chaise lounge chair will take you. That's why a new trend has caught fire: the idea of building more formalized indoor spaces...outdoors. Be it couch-like patio furniture (left), an outdoor fireplace or enchanting little lounge areas such as the meditation deck (above) by Susan Devall Designs, living rooms are no longer being confined to the home -- as evidenced by this deck's shiny wooden floor and solid steel exterior. The only thing missing? Bay windows perhaps. But who needs that in California ...