Building Our Dream Home – Outdoor Living and Dining

The warmer weather of Spring and Summer is almost here in Florida so I wanted to share the details of my Dream Home back patio – the outdoor living and dining areas! 

I’ve designed the back patio of our home to be a central hub for us when the weather is at its best. We love to entertain so having a large wrap-around style decking area was a must!

I’m going to break down everything in this post, so read on for all the links!

In the photo above you can see how the outdoor area spans the full width of the house! And there are three key areas – the dining area, seating, and living area by an outdoor fireplace and TV. Let’s break these areas down in detail.

Outdoor Dining Area

The outdoor dining area is very much an extension of the spaces inside the house – lots of blue and white accessories, and timeless furniture pieces. We spent some summer evenings eating dinner towards the end of the season last year, and can’t wait to be able to use this dining area again this year!

Outdoor Living Area

On the opposite side of the deck is the outdoor living area! I have designed this in a similar way to designing any indoor living room; with an area rug to clearly define the space, and furniture arranged on the perimeters.

I wanted a light and airy feel so we can enjoy the long summer evenings out here!

Outdoor Relaxation Area

Lastly, is the space directly outside the kitchen area that’s also in between the outdoor dining and living spaces. It’s a simple yet effective set up with two armchairs, a rug, and side table. I’m looking forward to enjoying a morning coffee here!

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Hello there! I’m Lori Evans, Interior Designer and co-owner of Evans Construction & Design. Welcome to my world! I created this blog to share all the projects, tips, ideas and inspiration that I have. My goal is to help you make your rooms look even better than your Pinterest boards!

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