57 Outdoor Planters Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

The roof terrace offers an outdoor lounge space, as well as views into the Seattle hills.
The columns are connected with wide, sandblasted glass panels that create a ceiling, which spreads light throughout the interiors during the day, and frames views of the stars at night.
Contemporary materials like zinc and glass contrast with a cast iron facade and slate roofs.
Perched atop the historic Gilsey House, the J+K Residence also overlooks a storied neighborhood. The land, located north of Madison Square, was one of New York's last remaining family farms before becoming a bustling theater district. It then devolved into a neglected wholesale district until being rediscovered by artists and entrepreneurs.
"I intended to create futuristic and savage architecture that awakens human animal instincts in which the inside and outside are reversed multiple times," states Hirata.
A limestone terrace beckons off the main living areas. The white outdoor chairs are from IKEA.
"To accentuate [the] seamless connection to the outdoors, we created a pair of retractable glass walls that meet at the corner. The effect when open is one of completely dissolving the corner and creating a feeling of being surrounded by nature," describes Maniscalco.
The food cart specializes in smoked meat sandwiches. It sits on a patio event space that can hold up to 300 people with seating for 80.
Another glimpse of the views.
This is the deck off the living room.
Entrance.
View from courtyard toward the house
The building opens outward to Oregon's quaint wine country.
On the roof terrace is a casual chair and planter, which helps make this space a lovely spot to relax and soak up the Australian sunshine.
A covered balcony is located off of the bedrooms on the upper floor.
Planters have been placed around the pleats to create pockets of sky gardens on the perimeter of the building, with some featuring steps that lead to other outdoor terraces.
The roof deck is outfitted with Janus et Cie Amari Low Back lounge chairs.
the owners enjoying the new garden terrace
Private garden with deck
Ample greenery in the courtyards softens the neutral material palette.
A barbecue from Alabama Joe’s is much used in the warmer months.
A view of the lanai with the kitchen behind it.
<b>Coffee Kiosk:</b> Accessible through a sliding millwork wall, the coffee kiosk doubles as a laundry room (the washer and dryer are hidden behind cabinets). A hatch window opens the space, which is outfitted with a refurbished 1997 Elektra espresso maker.
The steel post-and-beam structural components frame entry ways and circulation.
The porch is perfect for entertaining.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
Plenty of light can enter the living area through the peaceful backyard garden.
Bright yellow seating injects vibrancy into the space.
The Cycas forms the focal point of the outdoor dining area.
The bright silver vehicles may look old school, but they’ve been completely renovated from the inside out for ultimate comfort and style.
The cantilevered flating Managris wood deck.
A peaceful poolside vignette at Casa Bri Bri.
A shared courtyard with a firepit.
The outdoor benefits from ceiling fans to help circulate the air and keep things cool.
The stacked stone fireplace is perfect for entertaining on cool desert nights.
A section of the facade—a cross between a shoji screen and a barn door—slides open. Planter boxes contain edible varieties that fuel Mary’s culinary explorations.
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
For the front deck, the couple chose  a dining set by Teak Smith; the driftwood and metal corkscrew is by sculptor David Tanych.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
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A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
When it's retractable glass wall are open, the all-season room becomes a breezeway from the courtyard to the view of the mountains beyond.
Architect Douglas Stockman says the building's charcoal-and-orange exterior coloring was "intended to reflect the dynamic character of the neighborhood." Here, it provides a festive backdrop to the residents' semi-annual Finn Lofts community party.
Cor-Ten steel planters host a bounty of fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.