Deck of the Week: Midcentury Modern Flair in a Side Yard (5 photos)

“The recessed lights in the overhang are all on a dimmer, so we can really create a mood out here,” Walters says. Adding to the ambiance is a fire pit, which the couple found on Houzz. “It has this great form that curves up, and it’s rusty, which added color and texture to the deck,” she says.

The kids have a larger fire pit out back, so during neighborhood barbecues and after-work gatherings for drinks, the deck is where the adults hang out. “In the morning, the sun hits the deck, so my husband and I will have coffee in the yellow chairs, and at night it’s great because the sun is on the other side of the house,” she says.

The designer laid out the space for lounging, hanging out, enjoying outdoor meals and warming up by the fire. The wicker lounge chairs are from Ikea, purchased about 15 years ago, and the white Italian chairs are vintage 1970s. “I find the more vintage items I put in a space, the more character and soul it has,” she says.

Browse fire pits in the Houzz Shop

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