Setting the Perfect Outdoor Dining Space

Outdoor dining combines the freedom of the outdoors with the comfort of a dining room. From design layout to furniture selection, amazing outdoor dining spaces come together when all of the little details align.

Whether a full-scale renovation or an inspired room makeover, the Gray Oak Studio team are experts in bringing the perfect pieces together. They believe in beautifying homes while making them functional. Awarded Best of Houzz 2019 in the category of Customer Service, the interior design firm maintains that homes should reflect their clients’ style and personality.

In the small suburb of Lynnfield, this newly constructed home was the perfect canvas for the design professionals. Layering natural wood, geometric patterns and warm textiles, the final look is traditional with splashes of coastal elements.

Around the back of the house, sits a large wooden dining table with matching chairs, perfect for larger gatherings and outdoor dinner parties. The homeowners enjoy all their meals from the best seat in the ‘house’, during the warmer months.

To add functionality to this beautiful space, an attached two-post pergola was built over the dining area. Keeping with the coastal theme, a neutral Sunbrella Oyster 16’x14’ retractable canopy was customized for the structure.

“We love our shade and decided to install it because it’s a new construction home, without many mature trees, so we were lacking some much-needed sun cover.

It sits above our outdoor dining space where we eat dinner every evening when weather temps around here finally heat up. This section of the backyard gets strong sun all day, so we needed the shade in order to enjoy our meals outside and not be baked by the summer sun.

We are very happy with it and use it all the time.”

– Brady, Lynnfield, MA

Having an outdoor retractable shade certainly makes life easier for these homeowners who love to eat and entertain in their backyard. It gives them the flexibility of having shade when needed. Gray Oak Studio made sure the space is both beautiful and functional, matching the style and personality of their clients.

Complete your space with a retractable shade. Let’s get started.