While it's relaxing and restorative to spend time outdoors, not everyone wants to or should be exposing themselves to the sun's harmful rays. Sometimes, it's just too hot. So, when planning an outdoor room or environment, include at least one source of shade in your designs—ideally in areas of activity where you can benefit from the fresh air without being in direct sunlight.
01 Dining Courtyard
Joel Dessaules Design
Palm Springs, California, gets at least 269 sunny days per year, so designer Joel Dessaules came up with clever ways to create shade for this beautiful one-story mid-century modern Alexander home in the desirable Racquet Club neighborhood.