Designer Matt Partridge of Juergen Partridge Limited installed multiple structures that provide shady, gathering spots on even the hottest days in this romantic backyard. To enhance the woodwork, he applied multiple stain colors to the cedar structure and decks.
Outdoor Great Room
An arched pergola frames this well-appointed outdoor living space in Sonoma, California.
Rustic Back Deck and Gazebo
Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the dramatic view from the covered back porch and gazebo. Comfortable wicker chairs provide seating to watch the fall colors and sunsets.
Pool Area With Swing Bed at Night
The swing-bed pergola allows the homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to give the yard a resort-vibe. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side. See another view of the yard in the next slide.
Pool Area With Swing Bed
The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Lighted planters full of annuals offer a warm glow and seasonal color.
Old doors were painted bright green then hung off the back and side of the pergola to create a focal point and add a privacy.
A gazebo provides covered seating next to the pool and semi-raised spa. Light-colored stone on the pool deck contrasts with the dark-bottom pool.
Gazebo in the Sky
This second-story deck and gazebo expand this yard’s living space and allow the view to be enjoyed while sitting in the sun or the shade. Excerpt from
New Mexico Outdoor Room
Built into a hillside, this pergola-covered patio uses natural materials in earthy colors to give it a relaxing vibe and to help it blend into the environment.
Pergola and Privacy Screen
The privacy wall helps block out the neighbors’ view. The pergola protects the hot tub from direct sunlight but still allows a view of the stars at night. Excerpt from
An Extension of the Home
Building the pergola directly off the house helps extend the home’s living space. The pergola also shields the inside of the home from direct sunlight.
Outdoor Dining and Sitting Area
The outdoor living space has a custom steel pergola with hanging pendants to shade the dining area. The fire pit with a built-in bench are constructed of concrete and an exotic hardwood, Brazilian tigerwood.
Urban Rooftop Kitchen, View 1
A spacious cooking zone in this outdoor living area includes a grill, a smoker and plenty of counter space for serving. There’s even a dinner bell to call guests to the dining area.
Urban Rooftop Kitchen, View 2
Planters with seasonal flowers and separate pergolas help define the different areas of this well-appointed deck. A seating area with ceiling fans, a fireplace and a flat-screen TV offer a spot for entertaining through multiple seasons.
Pergola With Swinging Bed
Two pergolas flank the pool house to create a pair of outdoor rooms. The far pergola houses a casual living room. The second pergola includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised-bed stairs soften the hardscape.
Tropical Retreat Beyond the Pool
Setting the pergola on the far side of pool makes it feel like an escape to exotic destination meant for relaxation.