To make this two-story shingled home feel more peaceful and private, the landscape architects flanked the front walkway with flower beds and bushes. Now with some separation between the house and the road, the portico seems a lot more quiet.
In the center of this backyard, trimmed hedges and perennial beds encircle a traditional stone statue. Thanks to double-hung windows on both floors of the house, the owners can enjoy the view even when they're inside.
A cozy patio includes a fire pit and rocking chairs, where family and guests may enjoy temperate Dallas nights. The patio is trimmed by a koi pond and terraced flower beds and is accessible by a slate bridge, lending to its intimate feel.
The pale yellow exterior of this home gives it a sweet and timeless appeal. Black shutters offer a contrast to the light wall coloring. A beautifully landscaped lawn is decorated with flower beds circling tall palms framing the light brick driveway.
It can be tough to design a long and narrow plot of land -- and to maximize usage of space. Here, the designer added a tiered system to create a sense of dimension and order needed when incorporating so many spaces and elements. The curved walkway softens the block-like plot, and several garden and flower beds liven up the yard.
A sunken bocce court is separated from the swimming pool in the backyard garden of this La Jolla, California, garden home by a curated blend of topiary, shrubbery, and beds of wildflowers. The once overgrown garden maintains its wild origins while remaining classically styled. In the background multicolored stonework walls are broken up, adding depth, color, and texture to the environment.
A mix of patterns and bright colors on the comforter and rug decorate this bed from above and below. The bright turquoise bed frame showcases a beautiful color against the surrounding vivid hues with the added appeal of a distressed finish. A rusted antique panel displays a floral outline for added detail.