In mid-January the sun sets a little later each day and I have begun dreaming of sunny climets and long walks on the beach. I am following the recent post on the top 40 beach houses with today's top 30 sunrooms, outdoor living areas, terraces and loggias- because it is not too early to start thinking of how to find and create the perfect environment for enjoying the most precious times of the year.
The open-air living room in a palapa-style Mexican beach house is anchored by a custom blue striped rug by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
The living room of the Martyn Lawrence Bullard decorated Mexican vacation home features a custom blue striped rug and blue and white upholstery.
Pillows in a Moroccan tile pattern fabric and coral and blue fabrics are anchored by a custom grey, brown and gold striped rug by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard chose custom-made teak chaise longues for pool and spa. Above four images courtesy Architectural Digest.
A beige and coral rug anchors purple and coral fabrics in a Philpotts designed living and dining area in the island of Lanai, Hawaii. Philpotts image.
In the soaring glass conservatory in a Russell Page garden green foliage contrasts with white wicker and gold Oushak rug.
Jackum Brown's book cover features a soaring glass conservatory warmed by a red flat-woven rug.
A cream, grey and green floral wallcovering and a floral needlepoint rug adorn a sunroom designed by Janet Simon. Traditional Home image.
The same fern print fabric is used for the walls, drapes and upholstery and is anchored by a beige natural fiber rug in the master bedroom of a Bahama beach house designed by Miles Redd. Architectural Digest image.
The breakfast and seating areas are defined by a blue and gold striped rug in this Jacquelynne Lanham and Shope Reno Wharton designed sunroom in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Architectural Digest image.
The conservatory of the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris.
A zebra print chair pops against grey fabrics, blue lamp and a grey Oushak rug in a sunroom designed by Windsor Smith.
Green and blue pop against a grey stone floor in this outside fireplace seating area.
The loggia in the Los Angeles home of Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady has a rustic wood ceiling, taupe and blue striped upholstery, wicker, stone walls and blue striped rug. Architect Richard Landry, interior designer Joan Behnke. Architectural Digest image.
West Indies planters chairs, Moroccan chandelier and a Buddha statue are anchored by a red oriental rug in a sunroom designed by Mona Hajj. Mona Hajj image.
Pale grey and dark brown create a soothing contrast with the wood fencing.
A beautiful black and white geometric stone floor adorns the porch in a house in Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque architecture.
A Ferguson and Shamamian designed sunroom in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Yellow and blue pillows pop against grey upholstery in a sunroom designed by Michelle Nussbaumer. Veranda image.
Green walls, white trim and white ceiling bring out the beauty of a fern patterned needlepoint rug by Asmara in this Palm Beach sunroom designed by Allison Paladino. House Beautiful image.
Alfresco dining on an Italian lake.
A grey sofa is nestled in a sunny niche formed by golden bay windows and anchored by a blue, gold and brown striped rug. BHG image.
A gold cabinet and beige Oushak rug add color and pattern to a living room with floor to ceiling steel windows designed by Kara Mann. Kara Mann image.
Four wicker chairs anchored by a grey geometric rug create an inviting conversational area in this porch. Southern Living image.
Navy and white geometric patterned wallcovering and a pink sofa are anchored by a beige natural fiber rug in this edgy media and game room designed by Miles Redd in Bahamas. Architectural Digest image.
A coral throw and gold oriental rug add warmth to the grey modern sofa and grey floors.
A beige and brown geometric rug by Asmara, Kelly Wearstler drapery fabric and wicker and wood create a relaxed mood in a sunroom by Greenwich, Connecticut designer Cindy Rinfret.
Red ikat and red batik layered on the table pop against pale blue walls and blue striped rug in a sunroom designed by Furlow Gatewood. Veranda image.
Pool and terrace in Palm Island, Dubai.