HGTV's The Outdoor Room transformed Anne Heche and James Tupper's overly sunny yard into a shaded garden fit to entertain Hollywood's brightest stars. Complete with a covered patio and bench seating, the outdoor space is comfortable and relaxed.
In the Zen Garden, designers used materials that would complement the structure of the modern home, while creating a relaxing space for the homeowners. Modern concrete steps lead out into the space, while gravel paths create a neutral, soothing scene and cedar benches add space for relaxation.
Stone crowns atop columns lead the way to a giant chess board made of prefab 2x2 concrete squares with exposed pebbles. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates. Inc., has red roses on one side and white roses on the other. Fourth of July roses, which are speckled and look like they're being painted for the Queen, are in pots behind the benches. "If it's your fantasy, just go there," says Grace. "Don't do it by halves."
As the day turns into evening, there's no better place to be than this back corner of the garden, gathering round the fire pit. Bring over a chair or grab a seat on the bench, there's room for everyone.
The pale pistachio used on the walls of this bedroom keep it looking like a spring garden. Understated damask wallpaper and cottage-style fabrics create a charming atmosphere in the space. The upholstered x-base bench is an unexpected twist to the design, and keeps the look feeling fresh and updated.