Courtyard LoungeMediterranean Patio, Los Angeles
The simplicity of the furnishings allow the home's detail to take center stage, while Saltillo tile creates defined space for the lounge.
Furnishings and Pendant Lights from Cisco Home, Los Angeles
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Vibrant pots, cushions and window shutters work to enhance these pendant lights, helping to tie in a blue-hued colour scheme in this simple outdoor space.
PendantsWHAT YOU’LL NEED: Pendant lightsHOW TO: Pendant lights are available in all manner of colours and sizes, and can become a subtle focal point of any area. Most people tend to utilise matching shapes hung at the same height, but here conformity is thrown out the window. A simple electrical cord and light globe has never looked so good. Be careful when positioning pendant lights – they should be high enough for people to pass underneath or placed over a table so they won’t be in the way. And make sure to use lights that are suitable for outdoor use.AVERAGE TIME: 5 minutes each
A note on extra outletsHaving adequate exterior outlets is a must for hanging string lights, lanterns and more (unless they’re solar powered). Make the investment in exterior outlets instead of running cords through a cracked window — not only will your home be safer, but you’ll also be able to choose exactly where you want the outlets to go.GOOD TO KNOW: If you live in an older house, your exterior outlets might not have up-to-date safety features, so consider having them upgraded. All exterior electrical outlets should have a residual-current device (RCD) or safety switch and a weatherproof box cover to keep the outlet protected.