Whether you live near the beach or not, you can create your version of this inviting scene on your own patio.
Let’s consider the design elements that make this beach so inviting. The sand underfoot in a light neutral color provides a nice contrast to the dark natural wood tables and chairs. Candles and other outdoor lights allow gatherings to continue after the sun goes down. Finally, a few touches of color from the flags in the background brighten up the scene.
Although completely different in location, this patio has elements that connect it to the beach above. To start, the travertine pavers that make up the patio have a natural feel and mimic the color of clean bright sand. For patio furniture, the oiled teak here has the same natural wood contrast as the twig tables and chairs on the beach. Once again, the patio has a much sleeker and more finished look than the beach, but that is appropriate to its location.
In place of the beach flags, throw pillows add that splash of color that brings this outdoor space to life. Yellow, green and red solids bring that mood home with simple weather-resistant solid fabrics.
All that’s left is to capture the lighting from the beach scene. A few candles and some outdoor light strings will make this patio ready for a party as the sun goes down.