Design by Steph
To warm up the space, Steph Morris brought the indoors out. A restrained palette of neutrals and navy lets nature provide the color, and plenty of wood makes the area much more warm and welcoming.
To fully utilize the patio’s rectangular shape, Morris created two zones: a comfy lounge area meant to encourage conversations and a dining space that’s great for family meals or morning coffee. “This patio is meant to be an extension of your home—a haven for rest, retreat, conversation, and gathering,” she says.
The organic pattern on this Austen Pillow ($55) softens the modern lines of the furniture, keeping the space feeling balanced. Give your plants some presence by bringing them up to eye level. One superchic way to do that? The Miller Ceramic Planter ($225). With an antique- brass finish, the Tristan Candle Holder ($48) adds a subtle metallic touch to this neutral palette.
Written by Hannah Baker | Renderings by Michael Panov