Classic design elements result in a fresh, modern look in this original concept by Pool Environments. The clay color scheme is achieved through the similarly toned porcelain tile, Leuder Limestone coping and the wok planters along the left edge. Four inch channels filled with Mexican beach pebbles subtly divide the surface area into large stepping pads for additional visual interest.
A formal terrace steps down to an architectural swimming pool surrounded by a lush green lawn. The pool coping material matches the stone used in the balustrade and the pavers on the terrace, creating a harmonious garden design.
The location of the patio was determined so that the space has a great view of the lake from the pool as well as anywhere else on the patio. The pool itself is set about 18" above the home's lawn and travertine patio so as to allow seating along the coping, as well as add dimension to the space. To visually connect this space to the home, designers used the same Indiana limestone for the pool's coping as was used around the lower level of the home. Then, a travertine that complemented the stone was chosen for the floor of the patio.
This South Florida home's outdoor space offers an abundance of luxurious features. Neutral stone pavers surround the coping around the edge of the pool as well as a pathway made of linear-cut ipe wood. A circular seating area in the middle of the pool includes a fire pit, making it a dramatic focal point.
This South Florida home boasts multiple outdoor entertainment areas in one cohesive design. Neutral stone pavers cover patios and walls to create a harmonious feel throughout the three distinct spaces seen here. A sunken seating area in the pool is framed by the same stone material used in the coping around the pool's edge, helping to connect and define the spaces. Rough-hewn stone veneers are carried throughout the covered lounge and kitchen areas.
A reflective swimming pool is bordered by a multicolored stone wall in the garden of this La Jolla, California, home. At its foot, a matching stone fireplace is situated to warm guests as they lounge on oversized wicker sofas. A trellis canopied with classically styled shrubs is a natural barrier offering additional privacy.
Set in the corner of this entertaining backyard oasis, the spa-like hot tub invites visitors to relax. Accessible via a stone walkway over the pool, or an elevated lounge area, the hot tub provides a view of the entire backyard and is framed by tall walls for privacy. A cut-out recessed wall behind the hot tub provides the perfect place to set candles or other decorative elements.
A geometric South Florida swimming pool includes a sunken circular seating area that's comfortably appointed with neutral pillows and cushions, providing ample area for relaxation around a central fire pit. Corners of the pool feature plants such as Mexican Fan palms that are set in dark, tumbled pebbles and framed by neutral stone pavers or dark ipe wood.
The Balinese feel of this luxurious backyard is provided by the construction of a lagoon-like swimming pool surrounded by an array of tropical plants. A tan stone patio creates a neutral frame for the tropical elements to shine.
Faint accents of red, yellow, and blue stonework add a pop of primary color to the verdant landscape that surrounds a backyard swimming pool hidden behind a trellis brimming with sculpted overgrowth. The heavy stonework, thus lightened, reduces the weightiness of a backyard fireplace which anchors a shaded seating area filled with intricately woven wicker sofas.
An impressive stone garden wall with circular cut-out provides a backdrop for a comfortable lounge area next to this South Florida home's pool. The circular window provides a view into the garden beyond which is planted with towering bamboo, Queen palms and Mexican Fan Palms. The elevated stone patio is the perfect place for visitors to relax poolside and soak in the sun on three contemporary, mesh lounge chairs.
This South Florida home boasts a unique outdoor entertaining space highlighted by a sunken circular fire pit in the swimming pool. The space features ample cushions for relaxing as well as a bespoke lighting arrangement in the seating area and swimming pool.
This pool blends seamlessly into its surroundings, with coping aligned flush with composite decking. Beachy blue accents play off the home's coastal style, making the pool area flow with the home's interior.