Four cushioned lounge chairs line the far edge of the pool, with two umbrellas overhead to add a touch of shade. Meanwhile, hydrangea bushes and other eye-catching plants form a natural backdrop that smells just as wonderful as it looks.
Everything about this gorgeous backyard, patio and pool was designed to evoke the East Coast's Hamptons. Pergolas provide poolside shade, while cozy furnishings and blue accents infuse the outdoors with a style all their own.
A Reflective Outdoor Swimming Provides This La Jolla Garden With Added Depth
A reflective swimming pool is bordered by a multicolored stone wall in the garden of this La Jolla, California, home. At its foot, a matching stone fireplace is situated to warm guests as they lounge on oversized wicker sofas. A trellis canopied with classically styled shrubs is a natural barrier offering additional privacy.
Set in the corner of this entertaining backyard oasis, the spa-like hot tub invites visitors to relax. Accessible via a stone walkway over the pool, or an elevated lounge area, the hot tub provides a view of the entire backyard and is framed by tall walls for privacy. A cut-out recessed wall behind the hot tub provides the perfect place to set candles or other decorative elements.
For more formal affairs, the owners and their guests can move into the dining area. Here, an elongated table and dark wood chairs complement the room's more rustic details, while lanterns illuminate the space into the evening.
A Dramatic Sunken Fire Pit Area in the Middle of a Pool
This South Florida home boasts a unique outdoor entertaining space highlighted by a sunken circular fire pit in the swimming pool. The space features ample cushions for relaxing as well as a bespoke lighting arrangement in the seating area and swimming pool.
This charming, transitional pool house features a unique open design that makes it half garden terrace, half indoor escape. Fretwork on the pool house's series of "windows" adds a modern touch to the space while leaving it open for users to enjoy the bucolic, rural scene beyond.
This gorgeous backyard has an oasis-like feel. Located below the infinity edge pool is a lounge-like seating area, which can only be reached by walking over the concrete stepping pads. Water spills over the stacked stone wall creating the sound of rain sticks.
Take the architectural route to your fire pit area with sculptural furniture, minimal decor and a contemporary chiminea. To create a focal point and ground the space, opt for a tall chiminea standing at least five feet.
Using indoor/outdoor fabric on this eclectic pool house's neutral sofa makes it durable for wet swimmers after a day in the sun. The red refrigerator adds color and provides a place to chill drinks and keep snacks for family gatherings.
Backyard Swimming Pool With Teak Patio Lounge Chairs
Thanks to a thick wall of trees and shrubs, this swimming pool and patio enjoys complete privacy. Flagstone gives dimension to the patio and has a more natural look than concrete. Teak lounge chairs offer respite from the sun or serve as the perfect spot to tan.
Angular Pool With Surrounding Multi-Level Planters
A multi-level elevated planter with four sheer descents and natural stone creates an intriguing backdrop for this pool with a raised spa and patio. The pool waterfalls stand out against a stone wall and lush green landscaping.