Tropical Backyard with Lush Greenery and Hippo Statues
Get creative in your backyard outdoor room. Landscape artist Scott Cohen of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif., installed two hippo statues, one that spouts water into the pool, for a client. Your imagination is the limit: "Whatever you can do inside these days, you can do outside too," he says.
This backyard has plenty of room to lounge: A hammock strung between trees contains pillows to provide added comfort, while a suspended daybed beckons in the background, as seen on The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie on HGTV.
In the Zen Garden, designers used materials that would complement the structure of the modern home, while creating a relaxing space for the homeowners. Modern concrete steps lead out into the space, while gravel paths create a neutral, soothing scene and cedar benches add space for relaxation.
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.
In the backyard, an infinity edge pool and hot tub that connect the facade of the modern house to its beautiful views of nature combine with an outdoor dining area to create the perfect, elegant entertaining space.