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Sally Armstrong's picks for dining alfresco.

Holly Meighen's roundup of patio pieces with an indoor feel.

Reiko Caron's summertime finds.

Sarah Hartill shares some fun backyard ideas. 

A large outdoor sectional comfortably accomodates a crowd.

Plant climbing vines to accent a bare façade.

The outdoor bar repeats the infinity pool's graphic simplicity.

Brandie Weikle dreams of a glossy white space.

An urban patio surrounded by plants.

Create a custom look in 10 minutes.

Just enough room for tea for two.

A small bench takes up less space than a bulky outdoor sofa.

A multifunctional railing offers extra seating.

Red bricks are an easy way to add colour to a mostly-green yard.

A beautiful restored home in Erin, Ontario.

Create flow from indoors to outdoors with a similar colour palette.

Instead of a cottage, splurge on a backyard.

An expansive lakefront yard.

Entertaining space for a busy young family.

A serene backyard lounging area.

A derelict yard transformed into a private resort.

How to maximize space.

Holly Meighen's roundup of alfresco settings.

Gwen McAuley's favourite project this week.

Toss floor cushions for outdoor seating.

Create rooms outside with manicured hedges.

Create privacy outdoors with a gazebo.

Define a deck with low benches.

Repeat materials throughout a yard for cohesiveness.

Add tropical flair with splashes of colour.

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