Living by Design Showhouse: Where Creativity and Inspiration Merge

Welcome to my exquisite outdoor dining space, a part of the captivating Living by Design Virtual Showhouse. In this space, I have created a haven where style meets functionality, inviting you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while indulging in the pleasures of dining outdoors. Transforming an ordinary backyard into a luxurious dining area required meticulous attention to detail and an impeccable sense of style. I have curated a space that exudes elegance and sophistication, allowing you to experience the essence of a five-star restaurant right in the comfort of your own home. The focal point of this outdoor oasis is a stunning statement dining table. Crafted from the finest materials, it serves as the perfect stage for lavish feasts and intimate gatherings. Adorned with elegant tableware, extravagant floral arrangements, and flickering candlelight, this table is the epitome of luxury dining. To provide utmost comfort, I have handpicked plush seating options that seamlessly blend style and functionality. From cozy armchairs to sleek benches, each piece has been carefully chosen to create a harmonious ambiance for your dining experience. Rest assured, you will be able to enjoy your meal in the lap of luxury. To enhance the enchanting atmosphere, I have incorporated twinkling string lights that hang gracefully above the dining area, casting a magical glow upon the space. The soft illumination not only adds a touch of romance but also ensures that your dining experience will be unforgettable, even after sunset. Moreover, I have curated a lush green backdrop with carefully selected plants and blooming flowers, creating a tranquil sanctuary that surrounds the dining space. The beauty of nature intertwines effortlessly with the elegant design, uplifting your spirits and allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serenity of the outdoors. In this outdoor dining space, every element has been meticulously chosen to ensure that your experience is nothing short of extraordinary. Whether you are hosting an intimate dinner party or simply enjoying a meal with loved ones, this space will transport you to a world of unparalleled beauty and indulgence. Step into my outdoor dining paradise at the Living by Design Virtual Showhouse, and let the beauty of nature and impeccable design inspire you to create your own extraordinary dining experiences.

My outdoor dining space for the Living by Design Virtual Showhouse.

Living by Design Virtual Showhouse

When I first heard about the Living by Design Virtual Showhouse, I must admit that I was equal parts intrigued and confused. But once I wrapped my head around the innovative concept, I couldn’t resist jumping on board when the Embello team invited me to be one of the designers. Brace yourself for the scoop of a lifetime!

The Living by Design Showhouse is not your average design showcase. It’s a virtual wonderland where creativity knows no bounds. Designers have the freedom to bring their wildest ideas to life without any practical constraints. And let me tell you, being among designers like Bobby Berk and Brigette Romanek was a dream come true. Best of all, I was given a “room” that perfectly aligned with my expertise and passion: the outdoor dining area.

Inspired by the scenic west coast setting of Brentwood, California, my virtual design exudes a California-meets-Mediterranean aesthetic that will leave you breathless. From terra cotta accents to warm wood finishes, the space reflects the vibrant and inviting atmosphere of outdoor gatherings. I designed it with the intention of bringing people together around a table filled with mouthwatering delicacies. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Now, it’s time to take a virtual tour of this divine space! Head over to the Living By Design Showhouse site to explore the entire home and experience the magic firsthand. Oh, and did I mention that you have the chance to win $5,000 for your own home upgrade? Don’t miss out on that opportunity!

The Hearth of Memories: The Dining Table

Paige Teak Dining Table

The dining table is the heart and soul of this extraordinary room. To create an inviting and timeless atmosphere, I chose a large farmhouse-style table that beckons you to gather ’round. Made for moments filled with laughter and delicious meals, this table is a true showstopper.

  • Brand: Summer Classics
  • Model: Paige Teak Rectangular Dining Table
  • Price: $3,422.90

Indulge in Earthy Artistry: Setting the Table

Of course, no outdoor dining experience is complete without a beautifully set table. I chose earthy and casual pieces from Casa Zuma that will make you feel at one with nature. Say goodbye to traditional linen tablecloths and embrace the beauty of the wood table, accented with woven placemats and handmade ceramic dinnerware.

  • Casa Zuma Tropical Woven Placemat, Set of 4: $52
  • Casa Zuma Playa Dinner Plates: $48
  • Casa Zuma Oversized Linen Napkin, Set of 2: $40
  • Casa Zuma Sabre Teak Flatware: $76
Outdoor Dining Area

Unwind and Unplug: The Lounge

Adjacent to the dining area, you’ll find a cozy lounge designed for ultimate relaxation. Picture yourself nestled by a stucco fireplace, enjoying the warmth and serenity of a summer night. Built-in seating and low, lounge-style chairs create the perfect environment for engaging conversations, reading, and simply chilling outside.

  • Summer Classics Croquet Teak Round Coffee Table: $1,714.50
  • Casa Zuma Las Flores Vase: $148
  • Summer Classics Santa Barbara Lounge Chair: $1,065
Outdoor Seating Area

A Slice of Pizza Paradise: The Pizza Oven

For my fellow pizza lovers, hold onto your taste buds because this is where things get saucy! I couldn’t resist adding a luxurious pizza oven to the outdoor space. Imagine yourself crafting authentic wood-fired pizzas like a true Italian chef. With beautiful tile accents and concrete counters, this pizza oven is the epitome of culinary perfection.

  • Ann Sacks Old World Stone Field Tile
  • Pottery Barn Found Antique Decorative Board: $229
  • Terrain Antique Terracotta Planters: $49-249
Outdoor Pizza Oven

To witness the full glory of this space and embark on an unforgettable journey, head over to the Living By Design Showhouse site!

A special shoutout to our incredible sponsors – A, HF, Ann Sacks, California Closets, Dunn-Edwards DURA, Kohler, Lamps Plus, Minted, Summer Classics, and YouSee – for transforming my vision into this jaw-dropping 3D visualization. Your support truly made this dream come alive!

Now, go forth and let your imagination run wild. Let the Living by Design Showhouse inspire you to create magic in your own home.