This small urban landscape design for the entry of a 1920s hillside house incorporates an eclectic mix of plantings with contemporary hardscape design using bluestone and pebbles. A custom-designed interpretation of the old carriage house doors updated the look while respecting the integrity of the architecture. The space is completed by a fountain which provides a welcoming presence for people as well as hummingbirds.
This minimal open-floor plan home required a garden that reflected the owners’ love of simple clean lines, open views and a feeling of space. The hardscape was designed with a conservative use of materials to create the illusion of space with the planting used in a more architectural way to mimic the interior of the house.
The stone patio's primary focal points are the experiential elements like the water feature and fire pit. In order the break up the large expanse of hardscape, the designer chose to mimic textural features through the choice of a metal sofa with a decorative element similar to that on the fountain. Small design details like that create continued visual interest in this inviting garden made for entertaining.
This minimal open-floor plan home required a garden that reflected the owners’ love of simple clean lines, open views and a feeling of space. The hardscape was designed with a conservative use of materials to create the illusion of space with the planting used in a more architectural way to mimic the interior of the house. Privacy was also very important but it needed to be done in keeping with the aesthetic of the property maintaining the clean lines and open spaces.
Surrounded by rolling hills, the simple yet beautiful courtyard offers privacy with minimal landscape, hardscape and decor. A decorative wrought iron railing sets the tone for the Mediterranean design.
A white hardscape and white fencing surrounds this sleek, glass-walls home in Lugano, Switzerland, creating a sleek, minimal home with a harmonious design inside and out. The house is designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni.
Ample seating and bright, cheerful fabrics create a poolside entertainment area that's functional and full of life. Plantings break up the stone hardscape, softening the design and tying the space to its green surroundings.
Mary DeWalt Design Group continued this home's interior colors — blue, green and beige — to the outdoors for a clever and cohesive design. The turquoise pool and blue sky, surrounding greenery and beige hardscape materials all maintain the color scheme for a full and memorable effect.
For a successful outdoor design, it's important to strike a balance between the hardscape and softscape. Here, the custom stacked stone fireplace is flanked with large flower-filled urns. Hedges and a lush lawn also soften the space.
Plants provide a soft texture against the vast amount of hardscape materials. On the large brick wall to the right, an espaliered vine creates a unique focal point and helps emphasize the overall formal and traditional design of this poolscape.