Mirrors give the illusion that this quaint Japanese-style garden is much larger. Here, one reflects a stone pathway through a Zen garden. The sparse plantings work as a backdrop rather than a focal point.
This spa-style retreat features walnut cabinets, Shoji screen doors with metal tile and faux grass cloth walls. A true Japanese-style tub and a large walk-in shower with body sprays provide the finishing touches.
This courtyard uses classic Japanese style to exaggerate perspective, creating the illusion of a much larger space. The plants provide a backdrop for the statue and the pathways, rather than acting as a focal point themselves.
This gorgeous garden gets less structured and more native the farther you get away from the home. Large square planters contain succulents and flowers in an orderly manner, while native plants and ornamental grasses take over as the land extends in the distance. A wood deck provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy the Japanese-style garden.
Located in the historic “Professorville” district of Palo Alto, Calif., this brick bungalow sits on a lot of less than ¼-acres. Subsequently, the Zeterre Landscape Architecture team needed to carve out a garden retreat that complemented the home, preserved its native plants and exuded the Japanese style the owners so desired.
The simple stone pavers and outdoor seating match the home’s formal style. Various shade plants such as hostas, hydrangeas and a dwarf Japanese maple accent and soften the stone patio, while highlighting the home's architecture.
This gorgeous historic home from the Arts and Crafts period shows the incredible influence of Japanese and Asian styling married to a traditional Craftsman style home. The home's unique personality is highlighted by its low pitched rooflines and overall pagoda style.
A 19th-century Japanese Mizuya is wall mounted and split into two sections to act as upper and lower cabinets in this Asian-inspired kitchen. Custom cabinetry mimics the style of the client's prized tansu chest in the adjacent dining room.
This modern style Japanese rock garden is in keeping with the natural stone elements of the home. The plants provide a bit of greenery, as well as, soften up the space. The surrounding wood fence adds another layer of texture and provided privacy to the space.
Okinawa-based Kathryn Baugher of Up To Date Interiors created a setting inspired by Japanese culture in a palette of wine hues and metallics. This layered look combines textures and textiles to add interest and depth. Thrifted bamboo-patterned silverware and napkins styled to look like bows add fanciful flair.