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.
These retractable shade panels easily pull back when shade is not desired or when foul weather is threatening. Stainless steel supporting cables are included. Custom sized for an existing trellis or to fit within a new stand alone frame.