An outdoor walkway is surrounded by large stone boulders and woodsy landscaping to create the ideal rustic backyard. Several seating areas, including one with a fire pit, feature wooden furniture that is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the nearby waterfall.
Exquisite landscaping really complements the design of this backyard, with luxury and elegance in mind. Fountains and manicured hedges line the walkway by the pool, and a covered area for entertaining rests in the background, complete with a bar, grill, outdoor fireplace and plenty of space to sit.
Stone steps and retaining walls are used to terrace down the sloped property of this expansive private estate. They lead down to a large formal area with brick walkways, manicured lawns and a simple water feature. Stone urns are filled with beautiful flowers to bring color to the backyard.
Try using tons of white candles as a quick and inexpensive way to instantly transform the backyard into a cocktail party-ready space. Light up the night with rows of flickering votives that line the edge of a swimming pool or sidewalk, adding a sophisticated and festive feel.
This flagstone walkway begins to set the stage for the backyard as guests meander along the side of the house from the front yard. Full of different textures, colors and focal points, the landscaping has plenty of places to stop and soak in the beauty.
Natural boulders and polished stone walkways weave to the various seating areas in this gorgeous backyard. Beautiful plant textures and colors pair with contrasting stones to create a natural wonderland. Brown wicker chairs surround a stone fire pit for cool nights, while matching lounge chairs are perfect for warm afternoons.
Classic white columns pair with rustic wood beams to create a Mediterranean-inspired pergola. An outdoor chandelier hangs above the porch swing and patio area for an intimate, elegant seating area. In the center of the walkways leading through the backyard is a tiered water features that brings soothing ambiance to the space.
These oak french doors open to an expansive back garden with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. The doors transition from the interior hardwood to a concrete stone patterned walkway leading into the backyard. Neutral velvet curtains frame the doorway for a polished, neutral look to the space.
An existing stonework pathway and seating area is buffeted by natural border features including a backyard lawn and sloping tiers of curved stonework walls which add fluidity to the property's borders while adding depth to an elevated garden. Complementing the borders are the arced lines of an inlaid stone fire pit and bench.
Designers at Mark Scott and Associates created a special area adjacent to the house and swimming pool featuring a rustic pergola and greenery that harmonize with the outdoor scene, yet add dimension and texture with their presence. A stone walkway leads from the backyard to a dining table and grill for easy access.
Large concrete tiles made a grid to form the walkway and backyard at this modern home. Slivers of grass between the slabs add breaks of color to the industrial look. The beige exterior walls are filled with large windows and sharp corners for a clean, modern look. Wood balconies with glass railings adds a warmer tone to the exterior color scheme.
There's a retro inspiration behind this simple but beautiful modern home. A white panel creates depth to the exterior and highlights the bright orange front door. On the opposite side, a full wall of windows provides a view indoors and straight through to the backyard, creating a spacious outdoor feel. A natural rock bed supports a walkway leading up to the home.
This area begins the walkway that invites you out into the backyard oasis. Warm landscape lighting gives a cozy and inviting feel to the paver patio. Mulch in the surrounding garden area and a natural rock section of the home's exterior wall add texture to the design. A screened in gazebo sits opposite the house connected by the patio space.
A backyard landscape rippling with the texture of an inlaid stonework fire pit and curving pathways is complemented by the addition of sloping stone walls that arc around a verdant lawn and stone accented shrubbery and topiary features. At night, the space is dramatically lighted by both the fire pit and electric accent lighting installed beneath stone benches.
An aerial view captures the full scale of this home's spacious front entrance. A mix of materials brings intrigue to the driveway and connected pathways leading to the front door and backyard. Darker, large tiles in the driveway compliment the red-tone brick exterior of the home while light neutral elements tie in the garage and siding color.
In designing his backyard home office/writing studio, Marco Morelli went with a warm but dramatic look. He chose Studio Shed's corrugated steel panels and Collins Block siding to sheath his shed's exterior. The red exterior complements and contrasts with his home's creamy yellow exterior. Once their shed was in place, the Morellis added a path, vegetable beds and play area.
Originally, this home's backyard had sparse grass and a stone walkway leading to the dock. While the space was large, it was not functional for entertaining, so designers created this stylish outdoor living space. The pool was strategically positioned to draw the eye to the open water canal, and the surrounding patio was updated with stone pavers for easy entertaining. For shade and a soft look, palm trees and bamboo line the perimeter.