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Urban Deck With Lush Container Gardens
Container-grown plantings are your friend when adding greenery to a terrace or balcony. “When you use typical landscape plants in pots or containers you’ll see them very differently than when they are planted in the ground,” says landscape designer Jeffery Erb. “You’ll see all the details up close and notice textures, vein patterns, the colors on the undersides of the leaves and more. So I like to use a minimal selection of plants in a small terrace or patio because it creates a more calm and serene environment — just what we need in the chaos of a city.” Erb advises choosing slow-growing cultivars that won’t outgrow their pots too quickly.
Nothing creates after-dark ambiance like the warm glow of perfectly balanced lighting. And TimberTech Rail Lighting is the perfect way to bring that light and life to your deck and rail projects. With lighting options that include a Post Cap Light, In-deck light, Accent Light, Under Rail Lighting and the Riser Light, TimberTech Lighting integrates seamlessly into TimberTech Decking and Railing. All lighting options use low voltage LED lights.
A reclaimed window serves as a translucent wall at the end of the back deck on this Bolinas, Calif., estate. Lavender plants frame the deck while offering a pleasant fragrance for anyone out enjoying the sun.
A deck with a bordering row of trees has several seating options, including a built-in cushioned bench, an ottoman and a light wood dining table with chairs. Green throw pillows add a splash of color and tie in the natural surroundings.
Steel mixes with stone and wood for a rustic meets contemporary outdoor space. A sleek pergola provides shade over the raised deck, while streamlined stairs lead down to backyard and swimming pool area. Well-planned landscaping creates an organic yet sculptural design that seamlessly blends all the outdoor areas.
We’re all a fan of the deep grain texture that a wood deck offers, but aren’t fans of the maintenance that goes along with it. Good Life composite decking from Fiberon, in the subtle Cabin color, showcases rustic graining against more modern furnishing and clean, white composite railing – but never requires staining or painting.
No need to use a fabric rug in this outdoor space, given the orange and white-bordered rug painted on the wood deck. The cheery bright color scheme continues with the outdoor dining table and orange and white stools.
Off the beautiful Dominican Republic villa is a separate deck, featuring a comfortable sectional, armchairs and nature-inspired coffee tables. Tropical landscaping surrounds the property to provide privacy.
Contemporary Outdoor Living is Welcoming, Comfortable
Floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable sliding walls of glass seamlessly blend the contemporary dining room with a welcoming balcony that has stunning view of Los Angeles. An oversized sectional is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.