Much of this home's grassy yard has been replaced with eco friendly flagstone that requires little maintenance and no water. Large stones help to define the feature, giving it a boundary and creating room for the indigenous, floral landscape.
The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
The water conscious homeowners of this modern, Southwestern home boasts drought friendly plants that can easily withstand the dry heat of the summer months. Instead of planting grass that will need to be watered, the homeowners have used gravel to protect the plants' roots from the heat.
This modern, Southwestern style home gets the perfect desert landscape. A gabion wall stands at the back of the yard, next to the foundation of the house to help curb erosion. Small flowerbeds then cascade down the yard along the steps. These beds contain durable plants that can survive the summer heat in this desert climate without much water. Instead of mulch in these beds, the beds are filled with rock to keep from having to grow grass that would require lots of water during the summer months. This way, the home's front yard is completely sustainable.
Sparse desert plants and stone require little water, reducing this home's footprint on the land. To give the bare space some ornamentation, designers added a stone swirl in the yard, providing a fun focal point for the space.
To enter the beautiful desert oasis in the front of this house, guests walk up a flagstone path lined with indigenous desert plants, connecting this landscape design with the home's natural surroundings.
A contemporary luxury home near the Las Vegas strip has native desert plants and an exterior wall draped in steel mesh as striking features, along with brick and concrete pavers for the driveway and walkway.
Leading to this Southwestern home's stucco facade, a flagstone pathway ushers guests through the landscaped yard. Benches line the path so that guests and homeowners can rest and admire the beauty of the desert plants and landscape that surrounds this home both in and outside the fence.
The picturesque spa/pool in this quaint, mountain backyard is surrounded by low, maintenance desert plants and comfortable patio furniture, allowing for visitors to enjoy the pool, even if they don't enjoy being in the pool.
Off the Florida room, this restored Spanish Colonial boasts a spacious back patio. The natural stone and desert plants help to complement the Spanish style of the home, while a wicker table and dining chairs and wicker lounge chairs give the homeowners a stylish, yet durable entertaining space.
The designers of this beautiful Southwestern style landscape use natural colors to make the space standout. The brown hues of the rocks in the gabion wall and the tile accent steps compliment that natural green hues of the desert plants that surround them, making the landscape of this house match the natural landscape of the land that surrounds it.
The homeowners wanted to keep the guest house and main house spaces visually connected, but they liked the idea of keeping both spaces private, so designers added a small wall made of stucco to complement the design of both homes. Then, they lined the crushed limestone walkway with desert plants to create a connected, elegant design for both houses.
This living room from designer Amy Bubier brings warmth and a modern twist to a Southwestern-style home with a shag rug, rich warm colors and desert plants. A neutral tan paint color is a good backdrop for burnt orange accent furniture and pillows. Every room needs a little sparkle so the orange silk throw pillows have tiny mirrors sewn on to reflect light.