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Covered Patios--Roofline Details The execution of a covered patio’s roof can do much to enhance its level of intimacy. Here, regular placement of beams -- their ends gently carved -- offer a soothing visual ceiling to the rustic-leaning spot. If your covered patio is on the same plane as another paved space or the landscape, use oversize planters -- here, hammered copper -- to create a transition from one zone to the next.
Soften with Curving Lines Sometimes a problem can be turned into an asset. Rugged terrain determined the gracious, curved shape of this patio. It is easily accessible from the house through French doors. Large windows allow views of the patio to be enjoyed from indoor spaces as well. Lush plantings follow the curves, creating a quiet garden escape.