Here are some design notes when it comes to modern pergola designs. The most common pergola design is to have decorative and somewhat rounded ends on the beam. The easiest way of creating a more modern pergola is to do away with the decorative ends.
gorgeous entrance, including glass windows / door and light shade! Paint my timber a white/grey wash. Love this entrance with its breezy welcoming feel. Also the oversized pot plants and concrete internal stairs.