Outdoor Living Spaces

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As Spring and Summer approaches, homeowners naturally start to think about spending more time outdoors. There has been a trend over the last few years to create outdoor living spaces that are specifically designed to entertaining guests and family….  not just as a means for throwing the occasional barbeque. Barbara Tattersfield from Barbara Tattersfield Design, lead designer of the renowned architectural stonework firm in West Palm Beach, has noticed a significant trend with clients designing or remodeling their patios, loggias, terraces and poolsides to better accommodate the company they love to keep.

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Del Lago Mantel

Through international travel, upper echelon homeowner’s have become culturally savy and more refined in their preferences to incorporate natural stone as a means of function and design. Architects and landscape architects alike are further developing available square footage to enhance exterior lounges and outdoor kitchen areas which call out for appointments in natural stone. These outdoor living spaces have furthermore migrated from simple patios to principal seating areas with distinctive stone features. Garden settings are becoming more defined by integrating stone planters and carved benches, ravishing fountains and period urns. Fully functioning limestone fireplace mantels have also become more widespread within these custom home projects.

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Corso Mantel

Barbara Tattersfield Design and Pietra del Mar have been able to help clients bring these living spaces to fruition with the use of custom designed architectural stone. Thanks to its versatility to withstand all types of weather, natural stone is a great high-end option for your outdoor living space. The different color and texture options available allow for a seamless transition from your home to the outdoors.

Outdoor fireplace mantels are a nice way to extend the enjoyment of outdoor living well into the evening while creating a cozy conversation area for family and friends to gather around. There is a warm and romantic ambiance that surrounds a fireplace, inviting guests to sit, relax, converse and simply enjoy.

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Mattia Mantel

An outdoor fountain will bring relaxation, beauty and tranquility to your environment.  Architectural accents such as urns, columns and statuary can provide an element of elegance to your surroundings.  Planters and troughs are a convenient way to add greenery and lushness to your stone surroundings.  Have Barbara Tattersfield Design and Pietra del Mar help you design the ultimate outdoor space for your home.