Outdoor Entertaining Ideas & Summer Party Planning

Essentials for Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Room

Whether you're entertaining or catching up on some R&R, there are certain aspects of an outdoor room that can make it that much more enjoyable. Check out our must-haves to make your space the most lived-in room outside the house.

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In the Shade

An outdoor room is more enjoyable when it's shaded from those blaring UV rays, particularly during the summer months. In this dining and lounge area, designer Jamie Durie took inspiration from the peaceful Amangiri Resort located in the desert of Southern Utah to create these simple and contemporary canvas shades. The thick blue fabric completely blocks the sun from the sunken dining area but keeps the views unobstructed and the space entirely open. Jamie even took cues from the ultramodern resort to create a framing effect using the patio columns to make the views even more picturesque.

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