Conversations are kept cozy in this intimate seating area next to a water wall and modern style linear fire pit. The pergola gives the space a "room" feel, extending the home's living space into the outdoors.
Red stools and chairs, contemporary metal and mesh furniture and a water element make this Boston courtyard a chic hangout spot. The townhouse courtyard designed by A Blade of Grass has a plexiglass panel, fire feature and glass table on wheels. It was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award winner for small garden design.
Surrounded by palm trees, fire and a small waterfall, this stunning pool is simply a tropical paradise. Paragon Pool's signature WetFlame combination water vessels and fire elements placed on raised pedestals bookend the 42-inch water feature.
A traditional linear design becomes an inviting setting with the use of elevations, natural stone and multiple fire elements. The Paragon Pools team worked with interior designer Tannie Luke in creating this Asian-inspired design.
A raised spa is further enhanced with natural stone boulders, fire elements, a flagstone rock accent wall and raised planters. The fire elements illuminate the pool area and create a dramatic night setting for this backyard space. A waterfall adds visual interest for swimmers.
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.
This South Florida home's outdoor space offers an abundance of luxurious features. Neutral stone pavers surround the coping around the edge of the pool as well as a pathway made of linear-cut ipe wood. A circular seating area in the middle of the pool includes a fire pit, making it a dramatic focal point.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.
The raised hot tub features a double-step spillway and a custom fire element crafted with a copper bowl and channels. Mosaic tile and stone columns add color and texture to the shimmering blue pool below.
This pergola features an outdoor living area, kitchen and dining room that are tied together with natural earth tones with pops of color. The stone-veneer bar base has the look of natural stone without the high cost. A sleek fireplace in the middle of the bar adds an unexpected element.
The entire pool is raised out of ground 12 inches providing additional seating space along the exterior. Two fire pits sit on each side of a simple waterfall for a mesmerizing combination of natural elements.