August 7, 2014
This undated photo provided by Betsy Burnham shows a rustic daybed on a patio in Los Angeles designed by Burnham of Burnham Design. As basic patio decorating has grown into the idea of creating an "outdoor living room," seating options have come to include items like this rustic daybed. (Sarah Dorio/Betsy Burnham via AP)
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Designers raising the bar for ‘outdoor living rooms’
For decades, “outdoor decorating” meant arranging a few nice chairs and a table near a barbecue grill, then adding an umbrella to block the summer sun. But as patios and decks have morphed into “outdoor living rooms,” the bar has risen for outdoor style and comfort.