Stone cabanaMediterranean Patio, Santa Barbara
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Rustle up an outdoor retreatWe can all dream about having a wonderful outdoor building with seating and a roaring fire, surrounded by beautiful scented plants – and hot summers! We may not always have the hot temperatures all summer long, but we can still create our own little piece of Mediterranean heaven with a few essential elements, even if we can’t have a rustic stone retreat. Garden centres now also have many styles of fire pit available, which would look wonderful in a courtyard setting surrounded by rustic metal chairs.Also try placing storm lanterns near seating areas and burn citronella candles, which will ward off any unwanted flying guests as well as smelling wonderful. Place large outdoor cushions on paving for casual seating and use throws for warmth on cooler summer evenings.TELL US…What do you like best about Mediterranean-style gardens? Share your thoughts and photos in the Comments below.