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outdoor dining room at night new orleans

Outdoor Entertainer’s Dream

Adding an outdoor living room and/or dining room can add substantial square footage to a home. With a growing family, a home business and a large dog vying for space, it just made sense to move something outside. This family loves to entertain so the decision to add an outdoor dining room was a no-brainer. Wide panes of glass and a back door that can usually be found open erase the distinction between the indoors and outdoors. Now the family does much of its dining on an outdoor patio just off the kitchen. The family also has a separate table with chairs on the courtyard for entertaining. Warm white lights are strung over the spaces, tying them together and adding ambient lighting for those late nights. A fountain adds white noise and will drown out any surrounding city noises. This…

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penthouse rooftop

Rooftop Landscape

Just because you live in a high rise building doesn’t mean you cannot have a garden! This downtown New Orleans resident has just that – a rooftop landscape consisting of a container garden and multiple seating areas to enjoy the view. The penthouse’s rooftop overlooks St Charles Avenue, and is one of the largest terraces in the City. Beverly and her crew located new Burford holly trees that required special care and equipment to get in and out of the elevator to reach the 5th floor. The biggest challenge was moving all the plant materials through the living room filled with exquisite furnishings without disturbing the interior. Exterior Designs was trusted to create an outdoor oasis where the homeowners could relax and enjoy their one-of-a-kind view.  

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