Sumptuous Patios

These fantastic outdoor spaces offer elegant design, innovative materials and chic accessories.
By: Monica Blair and Marie Hofer

Photo By: Jamie Durie

Photo By: HGTV fan jerseygirl211

Photo By: DK - Garden Design ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: HGTV fan Keith Munyan

Photo By: Hursthouse Landscape Architect and Contractors

Lavish Lounge

With its warm earth tones and luxurious fabrics, this covered patio allows the comforts of a living room to expand into the outdoors. The heavy outdoor curtains provide privacy and shade. Design by Lori Dennis

Set for Alfresco Dining

Designed by Jamie Durie, this stunning sunken outdoor dining room offers the best views of the surrounding countryside and cozy seating that invites lingering at the table long after dinner.

Mediterranean Flair for a Small Space

In this Italian Renaissance design by Jamie Durie, topiaries and large earthen pots complement the Tuscan look. Creamy concrete pavers interspersed with synthetic grass create a mini parterre in the transition zone between the dining area and the pool. Clean lines and bench seating make the most of the small space. Photo by Jason Busch

Tuscan Elegance

Built by architect Thom Oppelt, the design of this stunning patio and home was inspired by the expanded estates of the Tuscan countryside. Image courtesy of Gene Northup, Synergy Sotheby's International Realty

Crafted Hardscape

Jamie Durie adapted contemporary Australian design elements to give this beautiful patio a beach-like feeling. The wave-like contours of colorful stacked sandstone are set against the diagonal decking to expand the space and give it flow. Beyond the patio is a gorgeous painted wall. Next image: In places, the deck has been molded to provide contour seating. Image by Jonathan Tickner

Creative Contour

Colorful layers of sandstone serve as a divider between undulating hardscape and landscape and also provide durable built-in seating. Design by Jamie Durie

Hues of the Southwest

In this Sedona-inspired landscape, designer Jamie Durie used gorgeous roof tiles and stone to create a festive gathering spot that includes circular seating around the patio tree. (Next slide: A dining grotto)

Festive Dining

Adjacent to the custom patio, designer Jamie Durie created a grotto-styled outdoor dining room, rich with colorful stone and accented with bright blue.

Custom Pergola

An elegantly arched pergola creates a classic style for this outdoor space, posted by HGTV fan jerseygirl211.

Two-Tier Entertaining

This gorgeous new sunken dining area is part of a large deck expansion project by Jamie Durie.

Style From the Ground Up

Used as a centerpiece for a patio or path, this stylized sun comes in kit form ready to fit together like a puzzle. Other popular designs include fish, butterflies and geometric shapes. Made from a molded composite, it can add a decorative touch to a patio.

Creating a Dreamy Impression

Designed by Jamie Durie, a Mediterranean-style "wall" creates a dreamy backdrop for this outdoor room, and the hedge beyond provides privacy.

Outdoor Living

This backyard oasis, with vaulted ceiling, invites guests to enjoy the beautiful fireplace on a chilly evening. Curtains can be drawn to provide privacy. Designed by Morgan Holt.

Under Cover

Posted by HGTV fan Keith Munyan, this gorgeous covered patio features a barbecue area, fountain and firepit.

Cure for a Blank Wall

In this elegant design by Robert Hursthouse, a vine-laden trellis softens an otherwise uninteresting garage wall, creating a rich, warm environment for dining and conversation.

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