Sliding doors open the living room up to a covered porch, connecting the spaces and blurring the line between indoors and out. Comfortable seating and ample greenery give the space a welcoming, homey atmosphere.
For maximum visual interest, this outdoor water feature flows straight through a garden of flowerbeds. Where the stone basin complements the walkway to the right, the rusted metal path both naturally suits the greenery and adds warmth to the aesthetic.
Contemporary-styled bedrooms in this Weston, Conn., home project out into the roof gardens, giving the feeling of being fully immersed in the landscape. Tone-on-tone bedding and headboard are made interesting by using a variety of patterns.
Seamless indoor/outdoor living is a centuries-old ideal that crosses many different cultures. When you blur the transition between home and garden, you allow natural light and air to permeate your living space, changing its character entirely. In this open-concept living area by Jackson Design and Remodeling, the Zen garden and the living room are separated only by massive glass doors on a track that can open and close with the push of a button.
On an eye-catching corner lot in Houston, Tex., seasonal interest is achieved through the use of a vast number of species that bloom throughout spring and summer, as well as species with fall color or winter fruit to stand out in the off season. The goal of the project is to minimize physical labor demands in a contemporary garden design to match the architecture of the home,
This modern style Japanese rock garden is in keeping with the natural stone elements of the home. The plants provide a bit of greenery, as well as, soften up the space. The surrounding wood fence adds another layer of texture and provided privacy to the space.
Kitchen, dining and living areas seamlessly blend together in this gorgeous contemporary setting. Huge window walls open up to create easy flow between the home's interior and beautifully landscaped exterior.
Stone pavers lead to a re-circulating fountain in the garden of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse. To the left, locust slabs lead to a reading nook. The area is framed by ginkgo trees. The project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville, Va., was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
A variety of blue, purple, green and white hues interplay in this ASLA 2018 Honor Award winner by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. Perennials, evergreens and water lilies contrast in height and texture to create a contemporary, dynamic garden in Newport, Rhode Island.
Located in the heart of New York City, this 1000 square foot contemporary rooftop garden provides a serene space for entertaining. Boxwood and bamboo walls create privacy between buildings, as well as divide the roof into separate rooms, thereby creating an outdoor dining space.
The strong shapes and textures of the succulents in this home's front garden are a good match for the building's sleek, contemporary architecture. Groundcover plants are an eye-catching contrast between pavers.
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.