Marrying the functionality and formality of the indoors with the rustic nature of an outdoor space is no easy task. The area needs to be protected from the elements, but also embrace the very environment it needs protection from. Moreover, it needs to bring the purpose and comfort of the inside to the outside.
UK interior designer Joanna Wood has mastered the art of the outdoor space. This gorgeous covered patio area seizes on the tan and taupe colors present in the rustic stone. The heavy dining table anchors the space, but yet remains almost neutral. The color of that large piece of furniture blending in so beautiful with the shades of the stone. The woven chairs adds a softer touch, but still remain true to the pallet. The natural green of the vines and plants are left to provide those necessary and desired pops of color.
The patio dining space feels warm and inviting. A tiny sense of formality is created with the table properly set and the use of pale blue glass and the use of decorator pieces in the background. One can't help, but feel beckoned to sit down and enjoy a boisterous and lively meal alfresco.