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.
Yellow Cottage Exterior with Blue Porch and Shutters
The exterior gets a color-themed upgrade, going from plain, flat white to a pale yellow with soft blue accents. The concrete porch is painted blue to match the new custom shutters and a single French door is added along with a new porch swing and outdoor furniture. The existing columns get dressed up with sash curtains.
California Courtyard with Fire Pit, Outdoor Seating
Rows of terra cotta tiles and the straight lines of a fire pit flanked by sofas lead the eye to this courtyard's focal point: a Tuscan tiled spa and water feature. Rows of strand lights twinkle overhead, giving the Southern California garden a magical feel.
Flowering Plants Grace a Rustic Outdoor Sideboard Wine Rack
A unique wood and metal sideboard stores drinks and serves the dining space of this colorful and eclectic courtyard. A wood structure that surrounds the space is lined with metal mesh that filters light and screens the outdoor room from surrounding houses. Lush plantings bring the courtyard to life.
Sunrise over this stunning 26-acre Hawaiian estate lights up a spectrum of vivid tropical color. The multi-wing home wraps around a resort-like backyard complete with an infinity-edge pool and a 12-foot hot tub. A covered outbuilding provides storage space for pool accessories, while dense tropical foliage surrounds the outdoor living area and provides privacy.
Mediterranean Restaurant Terrace With Tropical Plants
This outdoor terrace at Perch LA — a French bistro in the heart of Los Angeles — features yellow and teal Mediterranean floor tiles. Cream colored stone archways are lined with green brick tiles, while several potted tropical plants complete the look of the space.
Mixing heights, colors and textures can produce a vibrant patio flower and vegetable garden. Here, a variety of plants are potted in decorative containers and hanging baskets, maximizing the functional garden space on the concrete patio.