Contemporary art inspired the design for a private garden in suburban Detroit, Mich. For the modernist space, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture created an outdoor gallery softened by plantings and dappled shade peeking through honey locust trees.
Tucked away in the Florida Keys, this contemporary home is surrounded by palm trees and lush plants. As guests make their way around the side of the house, they'll find a paved path that leads through the garden.
For this contemporary California home, a front garden full of succulents makes a stylish statement against the gray and white exterior. The walkway is made up of light-colored pavers, a place for the eye to rest.
This contemporary rooftop deck, which boasts its own herb garden and sweeping views of the lake beyond, serves as a quiet getaway for relaxation or intimate conversation. A factory cart table is a nod to the industrial style that's carried throughout the interior of the home.
The focal point of this contemporary garden is the outdoor fireplace with built-in planters. Upholstered cushions atop wicker sofas provide ample seating, and with a cozy fire as a backdrop, you're sure to spend hours entertaining under the stars.
This vertical garden offers a contemporary spin on the more traditional garden wall. The oversized, textured medallion serves as a focal point, though plants in a mixture of textures, colors and shapes draw the eye onward, and raised redwood beds ground the space.
Pretty planters and a long bench topped with pillows transform this outdoor space into a picture-perfect setting for the owners' next garden party. Contemporary armchairs provide extra seating, or they can be pushed out of the way to clear the floor for dancing.
Stainless steel solar lights can add a sleek effect to your outdoor entertaining area. Install them along a pathway or in a yard, and they will charge during the day and light up in the evening. The Solar Bollard Light, by Paradise Garden Lighting and sold by retailers such as Wayfair, comes in set of four.
A birds-eye view of this contemporary garden shows just how many different uses the space encompasses. Take a dip in the pool, relax by the fire pit, or soak in the hot tub - there's something for everyone in this sleek and sun-soaked space.
This rooftop garden features low-maintenance composite decking, a custom-built pergola with string lighting, outdoor kitchen, and gorgeous multi-level plantings. The style is English garden meets city wilds, contrasted against contemporary lines of the furniture.
Outside of the main entertaining area, a small, hidden garden provides a calm but visually interesting seating area. The sculptural element in the raised, circular fire pit provides a central focus for this serene conversation area, furnished with comfortable contemporary wicker chairs.