A romantic urban patio mimics a traditional great room.
Toronto interior designer Sharon Mimran took a formal approach when designing this ethanol-burning fireplace in her own backyard. "I wanted the exterior to look as if it were a part of the interior design. All of the elements I used inside the house — mouldings, panelling, mirrors — I used in the yard," she explains. "A weatherproof faux-limestone resin mantel stands up to harsh weather."