The two daughters of the family get a play space all to themselves, accessible by sliding doors off of their bedrooms. Instead of a deck, the homeowner decided to cover the girls' outdoor space in astroturf.
HGTV's Great Rooms transformed this enclosed patio into a bonafide backyard complete with astroturf, potted plants and topiaries. A tropical outdoor bar cozies up to the grill, while seating comes in many shapes and sizes: woven floor cushions, a hammock or an extra-long outdoor sectional.
Designer Meg Caswell designs a contemporary urban oasis in her backyard patio. Furnishings, including an oversized sectional and hammock, provide cozy spots to relax, while an Indian oxcart is used as a one-of-a-kind coffee table and surrounded by comfy pillows for seating.
Created for a major baseball fan, this teenage boy's bedroom pulls out all the stops including pillows made from the jerseys, a New York Yankees logo painted on the wall and a spectacular mural that makes you feel like you’re standing in center field.
A baseball-themed bedroom includes a cork floor and variegated shag rug. More comfortable than AstroTurf, the rug mimics an outfield next to the baseline. Under-the-bed drawers have an industrial look while offering priceless storage below a platform bed.
The charming courtyard behind Smithfield Cottage features a trellis adorned with jasmine, a Philippe Starck gnome for a cheeky nod to the garden gnome tradition and a long, communal wooden table where guests can congregate in this private, shady oasis. The Astroturf backyard means lower maintenance and a more sustainable design.