The landscape plan of this brownstone's backyard left lots of open space for the kids to run around in. Neutral-toned seating blends in with the bluestone patio and gives adults a comfortable place to relax and entertain.
A concrete paver walkway with Mexican pebble joints leads from the main house to the backyard art studio. Pea gravel is used as a clean, budget-friendly mulch material, and plantings are kept to a minimal for an easy-to-maintain landscape.
These homeowners love to entertain, so designers built them an outdoor barbecue area in their backyard. With a propane grill, counter space and easy access to the indoors through windows that connect the space with the kitchen, this addition makes the backyard the perfect place for a cookout.
Look carefully and see how decorative ironwork layers the yard, creating a cool visual contrast to all the plants and fresh flowers. With sundials and more, this outdoor space has no shortage of interesting artwork.
Floor-to-ceiling windows look over the backyard, allowing the owners to soak up views of blue skies and calm water even from inside. And when they're ready to head out? French doors create an easy transition onto the deck.
With tall hedges and an iron gate encircling the property, this backyard feels especially serene and secluded. At the far end of the pool, a blue sofa and chair give the owners a spot to relax after an afternoon swim.
What a peaceful place to enjoy some company. This outdoor design includes a small sitting area with rocking chairs and a fire pit. A koi pond runs directly beside the sitting space to contribute to the tranquil setting.
Where four plush chairs invite guests to gather 'round the fire, teal pillows keep the space colorful and comfortable. Better still, these accents can be swapped out as the seasons change for a whole new look.
A wood landing pulls the interior floors into the backyard and so blurs the line between inside and outside. With a sitting area, fire pit, full-sized kitchen and modern fountain, this contemporary outdoor space becomes another perfect spot to entertain.
A tiered concrete wall works overtime in this backyard, accentuating the home's sleek lines and showcasing a modern fountain. As guests eat dinner or exchange stories by the fire, they'll enjoy the soothing sounds of water.