Benefits of Interior Design in Outdoor Living Spaces

19 May 2015

CSD_Outdoor_005Here in the Los Angeles area, we know outdoor living. Its almost second nature to request the outdoor patio table when we go out downtown, to seek out the sunny outdoor cafes in Hollywood, to carry sunglasses with us everywhere we go. We live with our doors and windows open, letting the cool ocean breeze drift through our homes—so why not give our outdoor spaces as much attention as our newly redone kitchens, baths, or entertainment spaces? When we experience winters at 80°… don’t you think its about time to build your new luxurious Outdoor Room?

Outdoor Rooms can feel like an extension of your living spaces or like a private destination space, have it anyway you want it. French doors opening up to your Outdoor Living Room can double your entertainment space, while a detached space can create a “home away from home” feeling. Walking down a lighted pathway to reach your outdoor living space causes you to feel like you are somewhere else, far away from the stresses of work, kids, and life. The benefits of building outside the walls of your home are just that… outside the walls. Outdoor living rooms can be enclosed or wide open, circular or linear, incorporate hardscape or landscape. Truly, the design opportunities are limitless. Feeling left out because everyone’s outside playing while you are stuck inside cooking, or where you sent out to grill while everyone else is inside watching the game? Thought about creating an outdoor kitchen? You should.

Some nice outdoor design ideas


Right now, more than ever before, there exists an enormous market for outdoor furniture and fixtures. From Sunbrella Fabrics with their hundreds of weather resistant fabrics, to Dedon, Brown Jordan, Sutherland, Janus et Cie, and about a dozen and a half other furniture companies with outdoor pieces that will blow you away, to technology designed for outdoor use (space heaters!!), the options are limitless. With design options ranging from the ultra modern to traditional and every aesthetic in between, R Johnston Interiors wants to help you blend your interior and exterior spaces.

We have clients spread through out the country, so while we are blessed with 365 days of beautiful weather here in Southern California, we believe that outdoor living spaces are a great option for everyone! Outdoor spaces can be designed for seasonal or year round use, it’s a matter of preference. Outdoor living rooms with a fireplace, infrared heating systems, heated floors, fans, screens, and shading solutions will extend the use of your new extended living space.

Heck, start with your outdoors first… there’s no better time to start! You can dream about your next interior project while relaxing in the warm weather. Its 80° in March, time to start on that new outdoor living room—call us, we are dreaming about your new space already.

 

 

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