Shady Style: Patios with Pergolas

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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 Paradise
Look! Reclaimed Wood Pergola and Table

(Images: Above the jump - Bethany Nauert; Below the jump - As linked)

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