The benches were constructed on custom metal frames that lift for easy cleaning and maintenance. The wood breaks up the concrete and provides a comfortable place to rest, while the feather reed grass adds a natural touch.
This spacious backyard area features an umbrella-covered dining area and fire pit with wraparound cement bench seating. A dark brown pergola extends from the back of the house, providing shade for an outdoor sitting area.
A sunken seating area with built-in concrete benches is centered around a modern concrete fire pit. The seating area shares a wall with the hot tub, making the transition from one spot to the next a cinch.
A concrete retaining wall creates a private feel around this cool, Bohemian patio. A planted yard extends above the wall for additional privacy and natural decor. Neutral tone fabrics and a collection of throw pillows create a calm environment perfect for relaxation.
Atlanta designer Melanie Millner wanted to create a space “that provided a relaxing retreat rather than just a place to swim laps,” she says. “Architectural elements such as the planters and concrete bench give permanence, while the custom handwoven Bolivian hammocks welcome you in regardless of the weather conditions outside.” A monochromatic palette lets the greenery in the property’s expansive yard and the water of the pool itself complement the warm, pale mineral and textile tones.
A stone base design on the house column is echoed on the smaller gate columns bringing a beautiful texture to the design. The light concrete of the columns and walkways brightens the forrest green siding. A small pergola frames the wood gate and supports a single lantern hanging above. A bright red bench pops against the neutral tones surrounding it.