Serene Asian-Inspired Outdoor Space in New York City
A variety of paving materials, including limestone, ipe wood and blue beach stones, were used to fill the ground space in this New York City backyard, adding a sense of serenity and flow to an otherwise small and elongated area.
Modern Outdoor Urban Living Space With Wood Harvest Table
A Restoration Hardware outdoor table with seating for 12 provides a chic spot to take in the view from 23 stories above Los Angeles. Custom botanicals and potted plants add a lively pop of color to this 1,200-square-foot balcony.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
Small Urban Courtyard with Easy-Maintenance Plants, Fountain and Seating Area
To fill out a small outdoor space, look for easy-maintenance plants that look good though the seasons. For an Atlanta courtyard, Cultivators Design and Landscape used sedums, bamboo and acorus grass, which are hardy and easy to grow, says landscape architect and owner Derrick Lepard.
This chic outdoor space uses low-maintenance plants to create a small garden area. Bright yellow outdoor pillows and metal chairs add bold color to the space for a casual sitting area, and a wood wall adds privacy to this New York city hideaway.
Urban Patio With Wood Privacy Fence and Dark Brown Wicker Sectional
Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.
Durable Trex decking mimics true wood on this simple rooftop living space. Wired cedar, juniper and boxwoods, as well as spiraling topiary shapes, give a nod to a classic English garden from the middle of the city.
Urban Patio With Green Mesh Privacy Screen and Vibrant Fabrics
This New York City patio desperately needed privacy. Lifestyle blogger Anna Osgoodby’s budget-friendly solution was to attach an affordable (less than $50) mesh windscreen to her chain link fence using a bit of twine.