Don’t ignore prime spaces, such as your tabletop and ceiling. The blue ceiling extends the sky underneath the patio roof. This striking centerpiece brings together round, rough stones and native and tropical plants that fit with the lush landscaping by ArquitectonicaGEO, a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
With stunning Tuscon, Ariz., views, this outdoor dining space takes a note from its desert landscape. The simple centerpiece combines cacti in terracotta plants and a woven tray. Turquoise chairs and bright orange table linens bring in southwestern inspiration.
The design of the water feature is on the same axis as the front door. It is a single piece of basalt that is core drilled in the center. This allows water to run down all four sides of the stone. The concrete planter is held 6” above the stone with 4 steel rods. Landscape lighting illuminates the waterfall spouts that decorate the feature.
This 40-acre private estate renovation added new life to the existing landscape and created a dynamic outdoor living space to relax and entertain family and guests. The centerpiece is an infinity-edge pool that takes advantage of the slope of the yard down to the woods beyond.
What was once a steep, underused side yard becomes a private garden retreat with a centerpiece fountain, an expansive courtyard for entertaining and lush green borders in the style of a Charleston/Savannah coastal home. A step by step guide from Landscape Studio demonstrates how hardscaping and landscaping can transform your property into the ideal outdoor space.
Art consultant Alex Ray selected a photograph of Antonio Canova's Neoclassical sculpture of Psyche and Cupid at the Louvre as the centerpiece of "An Ode to Innocence," the private courtyard at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ray showcases the photo in a weatherproofed light box that doubles as a lighting source at night. Landscape architect Frank Eddy added floating peonies in the shallow pool to add to the romance of the setting.
At night, the curved inlaid stonework flooring of a platform seating area shines under the warm light of a curved stone bench embedded with electric accent lighting. That warm lighting is a complement to the centerpiece stonework fire pit. In the distance, a tiered water feature trickles water to a small enclosed pond, all of which doubles as a natural border enclosing the backyard landscape.