Tropical trees and long grass create mirrored gardens framing the backyard patio. A fountain is centered in the circular stone open-air patio with lounge chairs placed on either side for a tranquil sitting area. Glowing exterior light highlights the house including the second story columned balcony.
Modern dining and sitting areas overlook a restful, zen backyard garden at this Southern California home. Horizontal lines in the wood deck, table and garden walls create harmony in the space. An ample shade blocks light in the seating area, enabling guests to linger and relax.
This stylish backyard deck offers entertainment for the whole family. The built-in treehouse is perfect for keeping kids busy while the adults relax in the nearby outdoor sitting area with a red-orange sofa and matching armchairs.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old shed was transformed into a chicken coop (left) and a sitting area with a custom hammock, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
This family-friendly backyard deck features a rustic treehouse, an ideal spot for keeping kids busy while adults relax in a the nearby sitting area with red-orange outdoor furniture. Green trees and potted plants provide natural accents.
A delightful covered porch with beautiful wood flooring and stately white columns overlooks the lush lawn and garden area. Waterfront views stretch out beyond, ensuring a pleasant porch-sitting experience.
This tiny courtyard garden is a patio within a larger common yard. Designers helped it feel private and unique with a series of container gardens and a green living wall. Small-scale furniture makes it possible to squeeze in both a sitting and dining area.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old playground is replaced with an art studio complete with a Dutch door, dog bed, sitting area and painting desk, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
This home has all the grandeur and gorgeous landscaping of an Italian villa. The gardens are split up over several levels and include a pool, fountains, sitting areas and great lawns. Staycations never looked so good.
Landscape designers made use of this home's large expanse of land with different levels that include lawns, patios and gardens. Here, stone steps lead up from the outdoor shower and storage unit to a patio sitting area.
Directly across from the covered sitting area, a stone fountain and lush plants make a beautiful backdrop for conversation. As they follow the path ahead, guests will feel like they're strolling through the gardens of Europe.
A well-manicured lawn allows for unobstructed views of a sitting area in the distance. At the same time, a variety of palm trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses ensure that the garden is rich with vegetation and visual interest.
Roses, butterfly bush, Japanese maple and a vine-swathed fence give this patio privacy and create a bright oasis for the backyard. Landscape designer Pam Berstler used four redwood posts and decomposed granite flooring to define a sitting area within the small garden.