The highlight of this room -- a built-in stone plants holding vibrant plants -- brings the outdoors in with a tropical touch. Plantation shutters just beyond open into a large bathroom set just off a guest suite. Rich hardwood floors connect the doors and trim together in a beautiful way.
A spiral staircase winds down from the yard to this hidden outdoor living room space. Stone walls enclose the space while an open ceiling allows sunshine down into the area. Circular shaped furniture creates a beautiful and interesting aesthetic. The sofa features a red weaved bottom, mating the four coffee tables, and a purple cushion adding bright color to the design. Large planters bring plant life into the space to connect it to the yard above.
Large custom planters make a dramatic statement in this contemporary patio off Oak Court, an International style home in Dallas, Tex. Simple white chairs and lounge chairs sit on a crushed stone patio for relaxing outdoors.
Along the side of this home, a narrow outdoor space is turned into a haven of meditative calm. Geometric pavers are surrounded by pale stones and rambling vines, and a bench finds a peaceful home between two large planters with succulents.
A stone arch imported from France can be see in the landscaped backyard leading to a pool fountain. A wooden bench painted blue sits in front of the opening and stone paver walkway and is flanked by two large, blue planters.
Earth toned Belgard pavers are stacked together to create a round fire pit and a central focus for this stone patio. Comfortable seating in complimentary colors helps to create a welcoming area for entertaining outdoors.
The client had a very large backyard that was all grass. The Elite team came in and removed over half of the grass area and did site preparation to build this two level custom paver patio and accessorized the areas with a custom fountain, fire pit, garden planter boxes and seating benches. The pavers used are from Belgard's mega arbel and urbana collections. The client wanted a traditional custom outdoor living space that would give them enough space for entertaining and also very little maintenance required.
This statement entryway was designed with the architectural lines of the home in mind. The landscaping creates a cascade of stone levels leading to the front door, complete with large over-sized planters and shrubs.
Stone exterior gives this backyard pleasing texture and neutral tones. Waterfall features are elevated from the swimming pool and flow down into the main water. Large natural stones surround planted palm tree groupings. Landscape lighting adds a warm glow to the patio.
Adding natural elements gives container gardens a custom look, says Joe Guggia, a California floral designer. He incorporates items, such as bamboo, willow and rocks, into his indoor displays. It all starts with the container, from faux stone rounds to slender metal squares to larger baskets.
Smooth stone steps lead to the lower lawn, which can be used for ball games or large gatherings. Along the way, guests will notice three terra cotta planters that speak to those by the home's main entrance.
Iron benches line a walkway leading to a small outdoor dining area where a large rock flanked by two wrought iron chairs serves as a dining area. Two stone planters on either side of the archway feature ornamental grasses and shrubs.
Even at a distance, the front of this vacation home is entirely captivating. Where a soaring ceiling makes the entrance seem larger than life, stone columns and planters on either side of the door establish beautiful symmetry and balance.
Perfect for entertaining large parties, a built-in bench curves around the entire lower section of this deck. Planter boxes are integrated into the bench, bringing a touch of color to the space. A band of composite decking in a different shade visually separates the stacked stone fire pit area.