Shady Style: Patios with Pergolas

Shady Style: Patios with Pergolas

The photo above was shot by our talented contributor Bethany Nauert and was the winner of last year's first photo contest. I think we were all attracted to it not only because it's an amazing photo, but a wonderfully dreamy place. The photo is a great example of why pergolas are so awesome: the open structures help define space and create an outdoor room that is shaded during the day, and with a few vines and twinkle lights, can be romantic or festive at night. Here are some other great examples of beautifully built pergolas (also known as trellises or arbors):
TOP ROW 1. via The Style Files 2. via HGTV 3. via Apartment Therapy 4. via Apartment Therapy 5. via HGTV MIDDLE ROW 6. via Apartment Therapy 7. via HGTV 8. via Apartment Therapy 9. via Apartment Therapy 10. via Chicago Home + Garden BOTTOM ROW 11. via The Style Files 12. via Martha Stewart 13. via Downsize My Space 14. via Decordir 15. via Habitually Chic MORE PERGOLAS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:Outdoor Inspiration: Pergola ParadiseLook! Reclaimed Wood Pergola and Table (Images: Above the jump - Bethany Nauert; Below the jump - As linked)
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