This colorful and modern outdoor space proves that you don’t have to live in an ostentatious mansion to live well and with great style. Located off the back of a 1930s brick bungalow, the space was designed to be a true extension of this charming home.

With three busy teenagers and three (even busier) dogs, the homeowners were in desperate need of more living space. Rather than pack up and move to a larger home in the burbs, this young family decided to invest in their cherished city home and create an outdoor living space where they could entertain, relax and enjoy time together year-round.

The greatest challenge was creating a space that was as comfortable during St. Louis’ humid summers as it was in the chilly winters.

The designer cleverly incorporated features to make this a true four-season room. A fire-pit anchors the seating group and provides warmth, while the dramatic floor-to-ceiling drapery creates a cozy barrier from the elements. With a touch of a button, the motorized louvered patio cover can be closed to keep out rain or opened to allow for sunshine and breeze.

The homeowners, unafraid of color, wanted to incorporate bright bold hues throughout the design. Custom-colored drapery was selected as the backdrop for the scheme, which is continued throughout the outdoor furniture and accessories. A modern grid sectional, designed by Danish designer, Henrik Pedersen, provides clean lines and elevated sophistication.  The bell side tables double as a wine chilling station.

The artwork, featured in a niche on the exterior wall, was a serendipitous discovery at a local neighborhood art fair.

Meghan Heeter, Allied ASID

Alise O’Brien Photography


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