A stone path winds through lavish garden to a cottage-style patio in this charming backyard. Bold red chairs imitate the blossoming hues of surrounding flowers in the greenery as they sit around a fire pit.
For her own front yard, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates Inc. matched the hardscape to her home's architectural syle for a cozy cottage garden. To keep the yard low maintenance she laid a large patio using Arizona flagstones, then filled the rest of the space with lush flower beds. A reclaimed concrete bowl is transformed into a water feature that brings the sound of rain to the garden.
This comfy cottage has a fantastic front porch with natural branches for spindles and a natural stone walkway that leads around the garden and up the hill to the driveway. The lush forest surrounding the cottage accents the gorgeous stonework and matches the green painted shutters.
Dark wood contrasts against bright white railing for cottage-inspired stairs leading up to this beach bungalow, which combines a stacked stone and soft green siding exterior. The brick walkway surrounds the house in a classic herringbone pattern.
A cottage-style bulb garden is bisected by a gravel pathway outlined with stone bricks. The texture of the hardscape lends to the cottage feel of the overall garden and doesn't take away from the beauty of the blooming yellow and white bulbs.