Alfresco dining is a Southern standard year-round. Find inspiration for your outdoor dining areas with these bright ideas.
This outdoor dining room proves that humble materials can pull off a high-end look. The backyard transformation began with an installation of a 10- by 30-foot iron pergola. Wisteria was planted, which in time turned into a leafy canopy overhead. To anchor the space, an outdoor fireplace was constructed from cinder blocks lined with fireproof brick and covered in stucco. All the furniture and accessories that decorate the space were chosen to withstand the elements but age gracefully, resulting in an inviting spot for outdoor dining.