The following post contains excerpts and images from a recent article in Sunset Magazine featuring Terra Outdoor. To read the original article in its entirety, visit:

Mid-century modern houses dot the hills of Los Angeles, their courtyards oases of the lifestyle that we long for come summer when the sun is high and swimming pools beckon. It’s a timeless scene we never tire of—and exactly what appealed to the young couple who bought this iconic post-and-beam house and envisioned raising their growing family and entertaining friends throughout the changing seasons.

To make the outdoor spaces as functional as possible, and to nearly double the usable square footage of their house, they approached the project as an indoor-outdoor great room of sorts, an open-plan space with distinct areas for dining, hanging out, and relaxing after the sun goes down.

Here are the key takeaways from their poolside furniture & patio upgrade.

Cabana Life

The outdoor living room is taken to resort-level luxury with umbrellas and a furniture set that creates flexible seating for six and movable shade. The clean lines of Terra Outdoor Living’s Belvedere lounge furniture in natural teak echo the minimalist lines of the low-slung house while Casa pillows and Placed fringe blankets from Barefoot Dreams offer comfort and shade.

Teak Is Trending

Teak poolside furniture for al fresco dining
Mobile view of Cavallo teak dining table and chairs
Terra Outdoor’s teak furniture combines high design with a consistent look across the various spaces. Over time, the pieces will naturally patina and go from a handsome gold to weathered gray.

Terra’s svelte Cavallo dining table and chairs soften the hard lines of the modern space while top-grade teak picks up amber veining in the flagstone patio.

Go High, Go Low

Matching coffee tables in differing heights offers maximum flexibility so your drink or book are in reach no matter where you’re sitting. Terra’s Redondo small coffee table and side table do just the trick.

Redondo side tables in poolside furniture set up
wine and poolside furniture

Night Moves by the Fire

The homeowners embraced their concrete floor and repeated the color palette with Terra’s Monte Rio lounge furniture in weathered teak as well as a Tahoe Fire Table to create a cozy gathering area with a unified look. A fire feature and cozy furniture brings year-round functionality to the outdoor space.

monte rio furniture and tahoe fire table
monte rio furniture and tahoe fire table

For more inspiration and ideas related to poolside furniture, visit one of Terra Outdoor’s 10 California showrooms. For those out-of-state, call 1.888.449.8325 to speak with an online sales associate.