This back yard looks like a small, modern museum garden. The tidy deck features comfortable seating around a unique art piece incorporating wood and painting. The greens and blues of nature complement the white of the structure -- and vice versa.
The homeowner's private collection of bonsai trees inspired designer Bea Pila to designate a special place for a zen garden. A trickling water fountain adds to the sensory experience. An occasional bench provides the option for seated meditation.
A black-and-white patterned tile, custom vent hood and pot-filler faucet are fixed between upper and lower cabinetry in this stylish country kitchen. On the facing wall a mounted indoor herb garden adds a natural life to the room. Hardwood flooring and the soft sage color of the cabinets pair with the granite countertop and shiplap walls for a timeless, inviting look.
A cushioned wrought iron bench and folding table make for a contemplative space in the lush garden of this La Jolla, California, home. In the background a lemon tree forms a natural barrier in line with a multicolored stonework wall.
Thick plant and tree life gives a lush surrounding to this peaceful garden. Brick structures add beautiful red tones against the natural plant colors. A large brick water features several spouts and a pool with concrete topped bench seating. Black wrought iron furniture creates an area to relax and enjoy the scene.
This Mediterranean style outdoor space with gravel walkway and garden landscaping offers bench seating for quiet contemplation. The stone statue and metal arbor add visual interest to this serene space.
This once small, plain yard is transformed into a flowing garden for entertaining by host Jaime Durie of The Outdoor Room. A hot tub sits in the corner, while built-in bench seating surrounds a fire pit.