Expert designers and architects share their favourite outdoor space design ideas, so you can entertain all day – and all evening – long.
While the idea of entertaining at home typically conjures up images of welcoming living and dining rooms, and tables set with fine china and glittering glassware, today it’s equally likely that a host will steer their guests beyond these formal rooms toward a stylish outside space, ideally with a breathtaking view as a backdrop.
1. Connect with nature
This trend for entertaining—and living—outdoors has grown as our desire to be connected with nature has deepened. “Being outside in the fresh air and surrounded by nature is the opposite to our digital, air-conditioned lives, and a huge antidote to the pace at which we live,” says Regan McClellan, principal at the award-winning, Seattle-based McClellan Architects.
Stunning views of the Douro River - Ref: CS01566
2. Consider the season
For this exclusive villa in Portugal’s Algarve, it was created a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm and cold weather. An extended al fresco season, however, requires protection from the elements, with shelter from cool winds and rain as well as shade from the hot sun.
Outdoor rooms in luxury villa - Ref: 1CS00222
3. Keep warm during winter
Away from the tropics, warmth is key to enjoying an outdoor entertaining space when the sun goes down or the weather is cool. Garden breathtaking views framed by the floor to ceiling windows creates a cozy atmosphere and ensure that you can appreciate this area all year along.
Villa with floor-to-ceiling glass walls - Ref: CS02357
4. Add essential elements
While cooking outdoors has long been popular, it is now as sophisticated as its indoor counterpart. “An outdoor kitchen needs to be well equipped so you don’t need to go back to the house,” says McClellan.
Splendid villa with panoramic views - Ref: 1CS00537
The outdoor entertaining area is now such an important lifestyle component that it has become a non-negotiable on many a property checklist. “While in some large cities, a terrace or garden is rare, for luxury property almost anywhere else, an outdoor entertaining space is an essential,” says Rick Moeser, an Executive Director at Christie’s International Real Estate. “And when it comes to design and materials, people expect the outdoor space to be as high quality as the inside.”
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Adapted from: Christie´s International Real Estate - Luxury Defined.