Start with the most obvious element – the thatch roof. This roof is beautifully crafted, using skills that are almost impossible to find today. But the search for competent craftspeople was worth the effort, and the roof is fabulous.
The rest of the design grows out of that roof. The rattan furniture echoes the weaving and natural fibers above them, with colorful cushions to add the only spot of color in the space. The frame of the patio area is a studied contrast in both texture and color. The light smooth look is accented by evenly-spaced square openings under the eaves.
The flooring works perfectly in this space. Tile always works well outside, and this large-scale pattern set on a diagonal adds movement to the area. The light tones work with the framing, and the occasional darker tiles built into the design add character and interest. Using a dark brown grout connects floor and ceiling.
Tile serves another purpose in this outdoor space. If you look toward the back on the left, you can see a delightful piece of art – actually a tile mosaic mounted on the wall. By creating art with tile, the look is sophisticated and interesting while the materials can handle whatever the weather has to give.
Whether you’re having a large party or a small family gathering, this space is ready to support your plans. Think of taking an unusual approach to ceiling, flooring or furniture when you plan an outdoor space, and let your style shine!