My favorite season is summer – even when it’s so incredibly hot. I just love it. For me, winters come too soon and stay
way too long. To make the most of this time of year, I do my best to scout out any and every sunny space nearby where I can spend the warmer months. The gorgeous outside spaces from past D*S home tours are inspiring, so we collected some of the best patios, porches and sunrooms to keep summertime going as long as possible. – Lauren
Alice Flynn's boat shed
is decorated with rattan chairs and a neon "joy" sign, making the sunny shelter so inviting.
This London home's
terrace is charming. Nic and David have created an outdoor room with their lush landscaping and cozy areas for entertaining.
The custom pergola, comfy sofa, string lights and plant life give
Jessie and Tyler's
outdoor space an island resort vibe.
This French terrace
is used almost every day for entertaining, drawing or reading. It has a classic-meets-modern quality to it that is a trademark of its owner.
has made her patio into a color, plant and texture rich bohemian wonderland.
The previous owners left a few chairs on this gorgeous porch that
Tara and Percy
were happy to keep. They gave the space a beautiful paint color and made it feel magical.
French doors connect
kitchen to her lovely, laid-back porch. Her beautiful textiles make an appearance on the inside of the doors.
screened-in patio is beaming with light and color. He designed and built the trellises and coffee table for the space.
This Spanish space
is a perfect place to stargaze and entertain. The stucco, natural wood, and terra-cotta make it a Mediterranean-inspired dream.
Sarah and Eudurne's
sun porch is bright and peaceful. The painted green floor brings even more of the outside in.
This 1890s home
and patio were both given a new life when Julia and Adam moved in. The plant-filled, two-story outdoor space is an oasis.
This wonderfully eclectic porch
feels like a room that happens to be surrounded by trees. Paula Mill's dreamy mix of colors and styles gives it a cozy yet elegant feel.