Contemporary Backyard Art Studio With Minimalist Landscaping
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.
Much of this home's grassy yard has been replaced with eco friendly flagstone that requires little maintenance and no water. Large stones help to define the feature, giving it a boundary and creating room for the indigenous, floral landscape.
Old World-Inspired Backyard With Soothing Water Feature
Classic white columns pair with rustic wood beams to create a Mediterranean-inspired pergola. An outdoor chandelier hangs above the porch swing and patio area for an intimate, elegant seating area. In the center of the walkways leading through the backyard is a tiered water features that brings soothing ambiance to the space.
Backyard With Stone Patio and Hillside Landscaping
This large, two-story home is fronted by a variety of plants, including ground-cover providing shrubs, ornamental grass, and flowering plants; a round flagstone patio; and stone steps inset into a mulched area.
What began as a simple covered picnic area wound up as a Thai-inspired garden retreat, giving HGTV fan kimsplay additional privacy in the yard and a place to put Thai furniture and art pieces collected during many trips abroad.
Back Lawn: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Well-maintained and positively green, the back lawn of the estate invites both adults and kids alike to enjoy the great outdoors. The surrounding trees provide both shade and privacy on the spacious property.
This courtyard started out with the very interesting style of the arbor, which was made famous by architects Greene & Greene. Set in the Sierra Foothills, the landscape is made equally interesting with flagstone and Irish moss, potato vines and a diverse selection of lime and gray-colored low perennials.
Originally, the pergola in the backyard was light gray, but designers painted the piece black to add contrast in the outdoor space. To keep with the modern design of the house, designers used white, plastic oversized lounge chairs, an area rug and coffee table to give the space an indoor/outdoor look.
Villa Backyard With Arched Doorways, Marble Tile Patio Floor and In Ground Swimming Pool
Archways frame the backyard exterior of this Italian Villa home. Large marble tiles form a spacious patio floor surrounding an in ground swimming pool. Wheeled lounge chairs are easily positioned around the space.