A modern rock garden, rows of succulents and restful geometry create a backyard retreat that's both zen and cozy. An ipe wood screen creates a focal point and draws the eye to a water feature. A shaded corner offers a great spot to relax.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
Bright Colors and Mixed Textures Add Life to Backyard Oasis
To give life to the backyard space, designers added lime green and coral accents, making the backyard bright and modern. Pebbles, decomposed granite and colorful plants add texture and visual interest to the cool, new space.
Just off the pool area, a set of stairs leads up to the pool house. Underneath the pool house is a sitting area with modern furniture that gives the homeowners a great space to entertain with the perfect view of the pool.
A stacked stone water fountain is the focal point in this backyard garden. Below, large pavers surround a small pond leading to an elevated terrace. The multi-level yard allows for fun and intriguing travel through the lush landscaping.
Luxurious Backyard With Fire Pit and Infinity Pool
A Gabion bowl was used for a fire pit feature in this luxurious backyard, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie. The fire pit deck is sunk below the height of the adjacent infinity pool so that the benches are level to the pool.
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.
This home—and especially its landscaping—is a fascinating mix of Southwestern meets modern. Metal beams and concrete retaining walls pair with sandy-colored gravel and feathery grasses for a look that's minimalist yet inviting.
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.
The homeowners wanted an outdoor design that would meet the desires of their indoor-outdoor lifestyle, so designers included multiple seating areas with chaise lounges for taking in the sun, half-submerged loungers for cooling off in the shallow end of the pool, porch swings and an outdoor dining table for enjoying a meal al fresco.