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Redesign Your Patio with Inspiration from Cocktail-Inspired Mood Boards

Three local design teams shake things up with fresh ideas for the ultimate outdoor space.


Photo by Nina Gallant / Styling by Karly Brunelle

Updated Classic

Beige and Bleu Design Studio principals Morgan Mackintosh and Nicole Noonan used a fruity gin and tonic as the starting point for their inviting scheme, where unexpected pops of pink and yellow play nicely with cool blue and gray tones.

1 Kenneth Cobonpue “Lulu” abaca finish sample, Janus et Cie.

2 Pindler “Mercer Stripe” cotton-linen textile, Studio 534.

3 “Mesa” straw hat, Madewell.

4 Rattan-wrapped bottle, designers’ own.

5 “Architect’s Palette” terra cotta tile, Clé.

6 Trivet, designers’ own.

7 “Factory Green” finish sample, Schoolhouse.

8 “Balou” abaca-rattan finish sample, Janus et Cie.

9 Sutherland “Black Metallic” terra cotta tile, Studio 534.

10 “Ash” encaustic-cement tile, Clé.

11 Vintage wood napkin ring, designers’ own.

12 Walter G “Granada” linen textile, Studio 534.

13 “Nautical” recycled clay tile, Fireclay Tile.

14 Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks “Bandeau” polyester textile, Lee Jofa.

15 “Down Pipe” paint sample, Farrow & Ball.

16 “Altalena” travertine tile, StoneImpressions.

17 “Cloe” ceramic tile, Bedrosians Tile & Stone.

18 Sutherland “Weathered Teak” finish sample, Studio 534.

19 “Blue Ridge” brick tile, Fireclay Tile.

Photo by Nina Gallant / Styling by Karly Brunelle

Mediterranean Mood

A symphony of cheerful colors and bold textures, interior designer Trevor Fulmer’s sophisticated tableau takes cues from the oh-so-sippable Aperol spritz—and the teal waters of 1960s Venice.

1 + 2 “Pacific Fiber” and “Amari Fiber” finish samples, both Janus et Cie.

3 “Profile” glass field tile, Ann Sacks.

4 Shore silicone rug, Casa Design Group.

5 Kohler WasteLAB “Crackle” ceramic field tile, Ann Sacks.

6 “Bandeau” solution-dyed acrylic textile, Janus et Cie.

7 Perennials “Stree-yay!” solution-dyed acrylic textile, Studio 534.

8–10 Roda “Glazed Gres Water” stoneware tile, Roda “Triptyque” polypropylene rug, and Kettal powder-coated-aluminum finish sample, all Casa Design Group.

11 “Nile Print” solution-dyed polyester textile, Brunschwig & Fils.

12 “Koko II” bronze finish sample, Janus et Cie.

13 “Wing” Carrara marble sample, Janus et Cie.

14 Maven by Kelly Wearstler “Sunset” ceramic field tile, Ann Sacks.

15 Lviv brass sample, Casa Design Group.

16 Groundworks “Tigger” solution-dyed acrylic textile, Lee Jofa.

17 + 18 Ego Paris “SG40” thermo-lacquered aluminum and “C23” Batyline mesh samples, both Casa Design Group.

19 Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita by Christopher Sweet, Abrams.

Photo by Nina Gallant / Styling by Karly Brunelle

Back to Basics

Interior designer Meghan Shadrick focused on the simplicity of a mojito while crafting her al fresco space, thoughtfully brought to life with patterned ceramic tiles and hardy acrylic fabrics.

1 “Catalina” Carrara marble tile, TileBar.

2 Perennials “Slubby” solution-dyed acrylic textile, Studio 534.

3 Dash & Albert “Diamond” polypropylene rug, Hudson Interior Designs.

4 “Amilios” polypropylene rug, Stark.

5–7 Peter Dunham Textiles “Fig Leaf Outdoor” solution-dyed polyester textile, Sutherland plaster finish sample, and Timothy Corrigan for Perennials “Diamonds Are Forever” solution-dyed acrylic textile, all Studio 534.

8 + 9 Angela Harris “Sonata Mural” and “Vechio Décor” ceramic tiles, both TileBar.

10 “Hammock” polypropylene textile, Osborne & Little.

11 Kingsley Bate “Natural Cord” polyethylene finish sample, Seasons Four.

12 Sutherland “Clear Sealer” teak finish sample, Studio 534.

13 Antiqued mirror-glass tile, Arlmont Glass.

14 “Natural” copper finish sample, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights.

15 Perennials “Rough ’N’ Rowdy” solution-dyed acrylic textile, Studio 534.

16 “Bali” abaca placemat, Crate & Barrel.