This contemporary backyard uses crisp, geometric shapes and angles to create a clean, simple, uncluttered feel. A Japanese yew and boxwood hedge with Camellia sasanqua and Japanese blueberry plants are a just-right touch of nature.
Lighted steps and clean glass railings are functional features that add to the sleekness and drama of this contemporary California terrace. Stacked stone sheathes the backyard's various tiers, while patches of grass and landscaping add a soft touch.
This 12,000-square-foot contemporary Florida home is located on one and a half acres of land. To keep the land eco-friendly, the lawn is synthetic grass. A sleek swimming pool seamlessly meets the lawn and is the perfect spot to relax outdoors.
A clean-lined pool and hot tub rest behind this Mediterranean-inspired Austin home with contemporary styling. Large windows and sliding doors provide sweeping views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The stone exterior and tile roof preserve the home's traditional feel, while the sleek, straight lines update it for the 21st century.
On HGTV's "Color Splash," David Bromstad transformed this once lifeless backyard into a cozy outdoor getaway. The deck was replaced with lush grass and the tall fence was traded for a shorter wall, which does double duty as a bench. Privacy is maintained with living walls of tropical plants. Three glazed ceramic cubes create a unique table while weather-resistant fabrics add lively pops of red, orange, lime green and turquoise.
This wooded retreat originally started as a small pool design but grew into an encompassing project that includes a L-shaped pool, hot tub, fire feature, water feature and raised deck with a pergola. With so many distinct areas, the goal was to create a cohesive design that unified the entire space yet maintained the naturalistic environment. An earthy palette combines with repetition of key materials, like weathering steel, ipe wood and stone.