For additional ambiance, the landscape architects outfitted the garden with an accent wall that doubles as a cool, cascading water feature. Lush green plants all around further the sense of a hidden oasis.
When you’re dreaming of green acres but living with the reality of a small terrace, consider using vertical spaces like walls or railings for plantings. Here, Guido Keller of Lotus Gardenscape used a custom-made wall planter by Ore to create a vertical garden. The client chose a brightly patterned rug and simple furnishings to complete the inviting effect.
This Provencal-inspired home in Southern California features a blue door that has been aged by an artisan painter with a verdigris treatment. The stone accent wall adds elegance and continues into the main garden beyond the door.
A tall, gorgeous copper wall adds a shining contrast to the matte concrete retaining wall and striped patio floor of this zen outdoor sitting room. Asian chairs are topped with white cushions and a matching coffee table features a frosted glass center. A succulent garden adds natural color and life to the space.
Evening light highlights the warm landscape lighting on this patio. Lights shining up from the succulent garden reflect off the copper wall for a shining accent to the design. A blue and gray striped patio floor creates a light foundation for the calm, asian design featuring dark brown chairs with white cushions.
An indoor herb garden is both functional and beautiful in this country kitchen design. White shiplap walls keep the space bright and sage green cabinetry adds soft color. A white brick accent wall adds subtle texture to the room.
Easily maintained landscaping and hardscaping creates a serene green space within this cottage garden. A wooden bench is tucked beside a stone accent wall, while a pair of Adirondack chairs are perched on the raised patio.
Succulents rest amid smooth stones and concrete pavers form neat lines in this modern, zen backyard garden. Wood slats form both a deck and an accent wall, continuing the space's clean, modern aesthetic.
Clean, horizontal lines and inviting modern furniture characterize this zen patio and garden space. A lighted accent wall draws attention to the water feature, which is nestled into a rock garden with neat rows of succulents. Colorful cushions and pillows brighten the space and give the seating and dining areas a cheerful vibe.
Large stones serve as restful art in this modern, zen backyard. A classic rock garden features rows of succulents, while subtle lighting accents the wood garden wall and water feature. A shaded seating area rests nearby.
A classic rock garden forms a zen focal point in this modern Los Angeles backyard. A slatted wood accent wall provides a backdrop for the soothing water feature, while succulent plantings dot the low-maintenance beds.
A metal planter displays the house number just outside this modern courtyard. Drought-resistant plants fill the rustic container, which accents the contemporary concrete wall that separates the patio from the street.
Tiers of stone walls and wooden fences add depth and layers to a backyard garden's sparsely planted shrubbery and topiary. A sloping natural stone formation draws the eye downward to a platform seating area where a fire pit of inlaid stonework complements a stone bench embedded with warm accent lighting.