Designed by Heather Hilliard and Fleur Keyes, this coastal sitting area in the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Garden Room features a teal sofa and woven armchair placed around a light-colored coffee table of metal and wood. Tall curtains with a neutral striped pattern help to frame the space.
A complete renovation turned this formerly drab bungalow in the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, into a charming and functional cottage. The design team added a gabled dormer and covering above the front door, as well as a master suite at the rear. The home's style complements the owner's love of gardening, as well as its East Coast locale.
The narrow space between the main residence on the left and the new guest house on the right was developed into a shared entry and lush garden. Sweetwater Cherokee stepping stones lead to the Pacific Ocean.
A contemporary patio of a coastal California home uses concrete pads surrounded by colored gravel and massed succulents, which can be a low maintenance microgarden option. Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture designed the award-winning space.
This small weekend retreat on the flank of the rolling grassy coastal plain in Hollister Ranch, near Gaviota, Calif., looks out on breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. Meandering gravel and flagstone paths bring movement to the outdoor space.
This spacious patio features neutral Terrazzo tiles that lead the way to a relaxing pool and hot tub area. Blue stucco covers the home exterior, while a covered sitting area with a brown wicker furniture set offers a comfortable place for kicking back and enjoying the shade.
Hard-lined geometric planters are softened with softly textured native grasses and vibrant succulent varieties that either drape over planter walls or act as sculptural pieces, which complement the architecture. The walls throughout the site not only aid in creating more usable space, but absorb the sun’s heat during the day and radiate it out in the cooler coastal evenings.
The coastal, pastoral feel of this seaside garden is emphasized with the soft palette of purple and white plants. Lavender and daisies are combined to create a graceful garden against the grey tones of the weathered stone and wood.
This coastal-inspired pool and patio area features neutral Terrazzo tiles and a blue stucco exterior. Numerous sitting areas provide comfortable options for relaxing by the pool, while a nearby kitchen with a stainless steel grill and range hood allow the convenience of outdoor entertaining.
This newly renovated outdoor patio features a lively coastal style, as seen in the bright green furniture cushions and bold red flower wall hanging. The blue stucco exterior lends an ocean vibe, while neutral stone patio tiles finish off the look of the space.
This coastal-inspired poolside patio features brown wicker furniture decorated with lime green cushions and bold red throw pillows. The convenient outdoor kitchen boasts a stainless steel grill, range hood and refrigerator, while a brown, blue and green floral accent wall adds a fun decorative touch.
A unique, pivot-style front door opens to a beautiful garden wall that highlights the coastal California foliage. Inside, a stacked stone wall echoes the wall outside, bringing the outdoors in and connecting the space to its modern architecture.