Top 10 Most Relaxing Summer Decks

 

Bring the comforts of home – and dashing style – into the sunshine with a chic outdoor living area. Get inspired by these elegant deck decor and design ideas.

 

A California Terrace

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Overlooking the Russian River Valley, the terrace of decorators Jeffry Weisman and Andrew Fisher’svSonoma County, California, house is outfitted with Michael Taylor Designs teak furnishings; the fade-resistant awning and upholstery fabrics are by Sunbrella.

 

A Greece Terrace

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On the Greek island of Santorini, a sail provides shade on a terrace. The custom-made table is of local volcanic rock topped with Greek marble, and the floor is a mix of cement, black volcanic sand, and pumice.

 

A Brussels Balcony

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For the balcony of a Brussels apartment, architect Charles Zana fashioned an inviting conversation area with Ker Ita Design molded-plastic furniture; the angular terra-cotta planters by Atelier Vierkant bridge the gap between the minimalist and organic elements.

 

An Amsterdam Deck

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Interior designer Marcel Wolterinck’s residence in an Amsterdam suburb revolves around a secluded garden crowned by a wisteria pergola.

 

A Beverly Hills Veranda

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Designer Kerry Joyce added an elegant sensibility to the veranda of an Irish Georgian–style mansion in Beverly Hills with a façade of stacked hand-cut stone, stately columns, and custom-made wicker furniture; English oak trees and boxwood help maintain a sense of privacy without sacrificing views of Los Angeles.

 

A New York City Terrace

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Decorator Milly de Cabrol brought tropical hues and natural touches to Brazilian fashion designer Carlos Miele’s New York City terrace with Janus et Cie furniture and colorful Sunbrella-fabric pillows.

 

A Mexico Courtyard

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Interior designer Leslie Tung and her architect husband, Gerard McCormack, transformed the interior courtyard of their San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, house into a cooling oasis that features a fountain and a wrought-iron Varenne settee by Casamidy; the red walls were inspired by the Forbidden City.

 

A Hollywood Terrace

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Decorated by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams, the terrace of Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s Hollywood Hills home exudes an exotic vibe with Mission-influenced furniture and a light fixture from Morocco.

 

A Manhattan Deck

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On the roof of Ray Booth and John Shea’s Manhattan duplex, white birch trees provide a shady spot for lounging and watching sunsets; the sofa and love seat are by Sutherland.

 

A Saint Barts Terrace

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In this island home, a daybed by Christian Liaigre sits under the shade of a gaïac tree on the terrace.

 

A Paris Deck

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Aided by landscape designer Pierre-Alexandre Risser, interior architect Françoise Grare cultivated a tranquil terrace at her home outside Paris with handsome weather-resistant ipê wood and a mix of olive and fig trees.

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