Straight ahead, a raised bluestone patio with plenty of chairs gives the owners room to entertain or lounge. Windmill palms flank the patio on either side, while two very mature Crape Myrtles provide a touch of symmetry.
And when the owners want to escape the sun for a little while? They only need to follow a gravel path to this secluded sitting area. Here, tall trees form a ring around the brick, creating a shaded spot to read or chat with friends.
Taking a step back from the bench allows for a full view of the patio's circular pattern. By laying the brick in this way, the landscape architects further helped this outdoor space feel nestled in its natural surroundings.
Carved wood benches and stools decorate the space, too, inviting guests to put their feet up and relax. With such a lush backdrop, this sitting area puts the beauty of the outdoors right at the owners' fingertips.
This pretty patio also includes a dining table, with cushioned chairs for comfortable seating. At night, the owners and their friends can enjoy dinner beneath the stars while exchanging casual conversation.
Stone steps lead to multiple tiers in the backyard of this luxury Australia estate. The 1870-built Gothic Revival mansion has been fully updated to meet the needs of a modern-day family. An infinity-edge pool and spa overlook sweeping views of Sydney Harbor.
This wooded backyard is perfect for entertaining. Cozy seating areas, an outdoor kitchen/dining space, and a patio with in-ground spa and grassy areas give guests many options to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Stairs can do more than enable movement on and off a deck. The flared design of these stairs adds visual interest to the space as well. White Fiberon Horizon Railing paired with black metal balusters adds a smart finishing touch that enables easy viewing of the surrounding yard.
Adding a decorative lattice fence accent not only establishes an elegant backdrop, but also brings the space together with form and function. A white scalloped lattice fence with a keyhole gracefully stands in front of feathery evergreens, giving the space definition and creating a focal point. Tip: White was chosen for this setting because it provides a striking contrast to the dark evergreen vegetation, enhancing the visual appeal. Additionally, the same material was repeated for an arched arbor gate that invites you into the space.
If your patio isn’t far from the kitchen, why not grow something flavorful so you can snip fresh seasonings and add them to dinner? River Valley Landscaping put cooking herbs in the ground and containers for plantings as pretty as they are practical.