This spacious terrace under a large cedar pergola is perfect for entertaining guests and relaxing by the pool. Interior designer Martine Brisson designed the patio for a couple of young homeowners who wanted a stylish space that could be used for gatherings with friends and family. Named DL Terrace, the project comprises a full outdoor kitchen, a dining area and a space for kids.
The designer created a large pergola hanging on a custom-made aluminum structure. It shelters the terrace from excessive sunlight and includes slats on the side for climbing plants. While warmer tones dominate the pergola, the floor is made from lighter weathered wood boards. The boards were also reclaimed as the finishing material for the kitchen. Dominating the terrace are two back-to-back banquettes designed as a single piece of furniture. Both feature integrated storage. One is used as a dining area, while the other serves as a relaxation space.
Another strong element is the swimming pool, which echoes the lengthwise spread of the patio. The required safety fence is made entirely of glass, preserving the space’s fluidity. After dark, the pool becomes a beacon, casting bluish light that gives the space a theatrical, soft ambiance – ideal for long, relaxing evenings among friends.
Photos by Marc Cramer