The front yard is planted with native grass seed and ornamental grasses at varied levels to create an edge for the entry patio. The linear design of the building extends into the landscape with concrete curbs and planters.
Square concrete steps lead you into this quaint backyard space. A blue block planter features a water spill on one side while the floating wood bench adds better use of the limited square footage of the yard.
Concrete tiles act as stepping stones leading down the side of this home into the backyard. Mulched planters create garden-like spaces in the landscaping. A rock and wood retaining wall features built-in bench seating at the bottom, softened with green and turquoise throw pillows.
Stairs and built-in planters create levels to increase the style of this backyard landscape design. The stairs descend to a series of concrete stepping stones surrounded by grass for natural softness and color. Wood accent panels on a section of the home's walls add warmth to the design.
A concrete tile path leads over still water to the wood front door of this home. On either side of the pool, built in rectangular planters house palm trees matching the palms planted against the house. Yellow lighting gives the entry area a warm and romantic glow.
A self-latching steel gate creates an eye-catching entrance to this modern courtyard. The 300-pound gate spans the space between the 60-inch tall concrete wall. The gate, which was custom fabricated by Dennis Schleder, matches the modern rustic style of the planter box and courtyard within.
While this modern home has plenty of bold angels, glass and steel that mid-century homes are known for, there wasn't much exposed concrete. Adding accessories like this planter inside and outside the home are an easy way to give your space a more modern aesthetic.
A symmetrical, geometric arrangement of built-in and freestanding planters adds interest to the exterior of this contemporary California home. Green grass between concrete pavers softens the walkway, and tall plants create a layered, interesting look for the garden design. Stacked stone on the home's facade blends with the colors of the sandy beach beyond.
Plenty of planters, both built-in and freestanding, hold succulents and other Southern California foliage, making this exterior walkway come alive. Patches of grass between concrete pavers mix with the plants to soften the sandy, earthy colors of the architecture. Sited below street level, the space feels less like a utilitarian walkway and more like a private sunken garden.