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10 Mediterranean-Inspired Outdoor Spaces

By: Brenna Elrod
November 25, 2014

Bring Italian romance and luxury to your outdoor space with these simple ideas, from a warming fireplace to plant-covered trellises.

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Photo: Jamie Durie

Intimate Outdoors

Everything about this space is naturally engaging. The marble tabletop displays a stunning centerpiece of fresh basil and colorful spring flowers surrounded by terra-cotta place settings. Guests can enjoy pleasant conversation while dinner is being prepared in a wood-fired pizza oven adjacent to the dining table. An artisanal wine carafe helps finish off an intimate, well-crafted evening. Design by Jamie Durie

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Tuscan Experience

Tuscan roof tiles, climbing greenery and Old World-inspired fountains and fixtures make this Italian-style courtyard a charming and enchanting walk-through. Image courtesy of Gene Northup of Synergy Sotheby's International Realty

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Photo: Jamie Durie

Formal Play

Designer Jamie Durie adds formal interest to this Italian-inspired backyard with grass and tile laid in a geometric pattern. Beyond the labyrinth-like pattern, the pool beckons through a trellised entry flanked by potted cypress trees.

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Alfresco Above

A small, rooftop terrace provides the perfect place to take in the great outdoors. Terra-cotta pavers, Spanish tiles and stunning mountain views transport guests on a Mediterranean retreat. Potted herbs and shrubs enhance the Tuscan feel of the space. Design by Joan Grabel

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