Cool non-traditional choices for a front door are lime and turquoise, says garden designer Carmen Johnston of Nectar & Co. This contemporary home was designed by Koch Architects, based in Berkeley, Calif.
Set off your sculptures in a section of the garden with another sculpture, such as an arbor, pergola, gazebo or trellis. This outdoor room, by garden designer Susanne Hudson, incorporates Gothic-style church windows.
A once sloping side yard with drainage issues has been reimagined as a garden design showcase with distinct border accents and areas for outdoor entertaining in the style of a Savannah-Charleston coastal home.
Edamame is great to grow in small spaces and can produce multiple crops in one season, says garden designer Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. He grew this edamame in a container garden for a millennial friend.
While redwood reigns inside, teak is the wood of choice for the deck. From there, floating stairs lead to a tiered water feature. The home is surrounded by a seven-acre, award-winning garden designed by Paul Leffingwell.
A formal terrace steps down to an architectural swimming pool surrounded by a lush green lawn. The pool coping material matches the stone used in the balustrade and the pavers on the terrace, creating a harmonious garden design.
A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
This garden's design focuses on foliage mixes and textures of perennials instead of aromatic plants, due to the homeowner's allergies. Plants used include native Eastern Redbud and Kwanzan Cherry. Fast-growing, semi-evergreen bamboo covers some of the cement wall.