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Shady Backyard Seating With Curved Fan Deck
Sit down and stay awhile on this cushioned, out-of-the-way bench under a backyard pepper tree. Rambling groundcover plants and the curved planks of the fan deck lead your eye out to the rest of the yard.
Backyard Patio and Pool With Textured Concrete Deck
Designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene varies the flooring materials of this backyard patio to add visual interest as well as to help create separate outdoor rooms. The covered seating area features Sweetwater flagstone, while stone-textured concrete is used in the lounging area beside the pool's Baja shelf.
Behind the large, rectangular pool, a fire pit and chairs provide a tucked-away spot for chilling out -- and maybe roasting marshmallows! The area is surrounded by a low stone wall, and just beyond a brick wall around the pool is a lovely addition to more rustic and large stone masonry. Shrubs, plants and a lush lawn complete this outdoor living space.
Keep family and friends cool in the shade with this pergola. Breezy fabrics provide shade without sacrificing sunlight, while cozy furnishings and blue accessories dress up the space. These inviting colors and the backyard poolside setting create a relaxing outdoor space.
A simple stone covers the back patio and pool area to keep it cool when the summer sun shines directly on it. Plenty of sitting and dining areas allow for taking in the seascape views while soaking up the sun or having a meal.
A Verdant Lawn Adds Color To a Stony Backyard Landscape
An existing stonework pathway and seating area is buffeted by natural border features including a backyard lawn and sloping tiers of curved stonework walls which add fluidity to the property's borders while adding depth to an elevated garden. Complementing the borders are the arced lines of an inlaid stone fire pit and bench.
What a peaceful place to enjoy some company. This outdoor design includes a small sitting area with rocking chairs and a fire pit. A koi pond runs directly beside the sitting space to contribute to the tranquil setting.
Clean and Timeless Backyard With Stunning Waterfall
Off the Palladian home, a negative-edge pool blends into the natural surroundings, dropping off into a beautiful waterfall below. Well-planned flower beds, featuring native plantings, soften the strong geometric lines of the hardscaping.
A shaded pergola is located right next to this Cape Cod-style house. The house's style is complemented by the East Coast touches throughout the backyard patio, including comfy, casual furnishings and pops of blue.
This outdoor space was designed to create a nice transition from the home to the expansive backyard. A playground is perfect for kids, while a fire pit and dining area are ideal for adults. The landscaping features natural materials and a bold use of color for a crisp visual appeal.
Lavishly Landscaped Backyard With Patio and Fire Pit
Natural boulders and polished stone walkways weave to the various seating areas in this gorgeous backyard. Beautiful plant textures and colors pair with contrasting stones to create a natural wonderland. Brown wicker chairs surround a stone fire pit for cool nights, while matching lounge chairs are perfect for warm afternoons.