Grand Backyard Design Featuring Swimming Pool, Tiered Landscaped Yard and Shaped Shrubbery
This expansive backyard, designed by Cory Jorgensen, features a swimming pool that cascades over into a waterfall feature. Shrubs planted throughout the yard are trimmed into a plush, bulb shape for a full looking finish. The light concrete patio shines brightly in the sun next to the vivid green lawn.
This stunning backyard features a neutral stone pool with two sitting areas, one with brown wicker furniture and striped seat cushions. An orange umbrella covers the other lounge area, while palm trees and other tropical plants decorate the landscape.
Inspired by Spanish and Mexican design, this Dallas, Tex., home was made for entertaining large crowds and small family gatherings. The backyard pool is surrounded by curvy patios, lush plantings and a rock water feature, all which blend seamlessly together to create a restful retreat.
The swimming pool in this family's backyard has been camoflaged to blend into the hillside behind it. With the natural stone wall of the pool, the family will be able to enjoy their backyard without disrupting the natural beauty of the space.
Old World Poolside Pergola With Custom Fire Torches
Designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene found a craftsman in Mexico that follows the Old World technique of hand carving stonework, and he commissioned four fire torches to display on the pergola's columns. Cohen says he loves to use fire in hardscapes since it creates lighting and a relaxed resort-style ambience.
This pool begins with an entrance near the house and includes waterfalls and a spa, visible from inside the home. Sizable plantings of Leyland cypress, cedars and palms help provide enclosure and privacy for the outside. The best part about this pool however, is the outdoor kitchen.
Lighting Makes Outdoor Space Usable Any Time of the Day
At night, the family's outdoor space is strategically lit so that they can enjoy their space even during the evening. The pool is lit with waterproof LED lights, while uplighting along the retaining wall and walkways helps to light the rest of the space.
Sleek, industrial poolside furniture and funky light fixtures tie this unique backyard together. White lounge chairs offer additional seating around the fire pit which stands out against the gray stone wall.