The homeowners wanted a backyard design that would blend into the desert surroundings rather than compete with it, so designers chose native plants like gray-green cacti and natural colored hardscape such as warm, caramel stones and pale, sun-bleached wood that would reflect the warm, desert tones to create the look.
To keep the pool separate fro the walkway to the Zen Garden, designers added a simple, modern fence that runs halfway around the pool. The fence helps keep the space safe for kids, but doesn't obstruct the beautiful view from the pool.
When the homeowner, a professional artist, moved into this home, the backyard space was visually unappealing and dysfunctional, so designers gave the yard a new look, maximizing the small space with sectional seating areas on both the hardscape and desert lounge areas, giving the homeowner a blank canvas to foster her creative inspiration.
New Modern Backyard with Defined Entertainment Spaces
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
A modern chair and southwestern throw invite guests to make themselves at home by the pool. Large cacti and succulents layer the landscape, adding greenery and interest to this enchanting outdoor space.
Modern Backyard With L-Shaped Swimming Pool, Concrete Tile Walkway and Gray Cushioned Seating With Striped Throw Pillows
This small backyard takes full advantage of space with a swimming pool, seating areas and beautiful landscape details. Gray tile surrounds the L-shaped swimming pool and matching steps lead down to a tile concrete walkway. The walkway passes a row of gray cushioned seats with striped throw pillows to add cushion and color.
Plant-Bordered Swimming Pool With Neutral Lounge Chairs and Fire Pit
A light, neutral patio tone is perfect for this airy backyard balcony design. A glass wall lining the edge keeps with the open look. Plants border the perimeter adding natural color and texture. Lounge chairs facing the pool and fountain offer cozy seating.