Bring the comforts of home – and dashing style – into the sunshine with a chic outdoor living area. Get inspired by these elegant deck decor and design ideas.
A California Terrace
Overlooking the Russian River Valley, the terrace of decorators Jeffry Weisman and Andrew Fisher’svSonoma County, California, house is outfitted with Michael Taylor Designs teak furnishings; the fade-resistant awning and upholstery fabrics are by Sunbrella.
A Greece Terrace
On the Greek island of Santorini, a sail provides shade on a terrace. The custom-made table is of local volcanic rock topped with Greek marble, and the floor is a mix of cement, black volcanic sand, and pumice.
A Brussels Balcony
For the balcony of a Brussels apartment, architect Charles Zana fashioned an inviting conversation area with Ker Ita Design molded-plastic furniture; the angular terra-cotta planters by Atelier Vierkant bridge the gap between the minimalist and organic elements.
An Amsterdam Deck
Interior designer Marcel Wolterinck’s residence in an Amsterdam suburb revolves around a secluded garden crowned by a wisteria pergola.
A Beverly Hills Veranda
Designer Kerry Joyce added an elegant sensibility to the veranda of an Irish Georgian–style mansion in Beverly Hills with a façade of stacked hand-cut stone, stately columns, and custom-made wicker furniture; English oak trees and boxwood help maintain a sense of privacy without sacrificing views of Los Angeles.
A New York City Terrace
Decorator Milly de Cabrol brought tropical hues and natural touches to Brazilian fashion designer Carlos Miele’s New York City terrace with Janus et Cie furniture and colorful Sunbrella-fabric pillows.
A Mexico Courtyard
Interior designer Leslie Tung and her architect husband, Gerard McCormack, transformed the interior courtyard of their San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, house into a cooling oasis that features a fountain and a wrought-iron Varenne settee by Casamidy; the red walls were inspired by the Forbidden City.
A Hollywood Terrace
Decorated by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams, the terrace of Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s Hollywood Hills home exudes an exotic vibe with Mission-influenced furniture and a light fixture from Morocco.
A Manhattan Deck
On the roof of Ray Booth and John Shea’s Manhattan duplex, white birch trees provide a shady spot for lounging and watching sunsets; the sofa and love seat are by Sutherland.
A Saint Barts Terrace
In this island home, a daybed by Christian Liaigre sits under the shade of a gaïac tree on the terrace.
A Paris Deck
Aided by landscape designer Pierre-Alexandre Risser, interior architect Françoise Grare cultivated a tranquil terrace at her home outside Paris with handsome weather-resistant ipê wood and a mix of olive and fig trees.