The stone pool terrace is lined with boxwood hedges to balance the soft textures of the trees and flowering shrubs. A custom timber beam pergola is anchored by stone piers and a low stone wall that defines the pool garden terrace space while framing expansive and captivating views of the property beyond.
A cozy fireplace anchors this side of the terrace, creating a warm, relaxing space to gather. The addition of stylish and durable outdoor furniture completes the space, making it the perfect spot for a low key gathering.
Steps away from the doorway to the outdoors, the lower level powder room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase continues the look of the outside stone terrace with a Walker Zanger porcelain tile floor in a honeycomb pattern. The palette continues the look of stone, while hardware and lighting adds a luxe twist to the otherwise bohemian vibe.
A curved pergola creates a gateway from the entry garden to the lower chalet. To create the terraced area along the hillside, the designer removed roughly 350 yards of soil to start getting the correct grades and to devise a system of French drains at the office. A continuing challenge is the private utilities running between the two buildings.
The terraced rear patios of this traditional home create multiple areas for outdoor entertaining. Built-in planters against the lowest level help to soften the hard edges with the use of grasses, Cape rush, Heuchera and Japanese maples.
Thoughtful space planning maximizes views of the Phoenix valley from three levels of living at this contemporary home. The second story features a covered porch with bi-fold shade screens, the lower level enjoys panoramic stretches through large glass doors and windows and the pool sits on its own terrace, offering the same sweeping vistas.
At the center of this luxurious private estate garden is a relaxing swimming pool, which features a sun shelf and an attached spa surrounded by bullnosed limestone coping and dimensional limestone paving. The stone pool terrace is lined with boxwood hedges to balance the soft textures of the trees and flowering shrubs. A custom timber beam pergola is anchored by stone piers and a low stone wall that defines the terrace space.
This gravel pathway winds through the serenely landscaped, terraced gardens that cover this home's property, connecting the upper spaces with the lower patio and entertaining space. Guests can stop at any point on this path and enjoy the beauty of the butterfly garden all the shrubs and bushes and stone, this garden feels as if it were found, naturally occurring rather than created by a skilled team of designers.
Simple yet warm, this open Mediterranean living space is perfect as a beachside retreat. The fireplace is built into the stucco walls, while low furniture and cushions make for inviting seats. French doors flanked by flowing curtains open up to the stone terraces overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Located just off the home gym, the bright and happy terrace suite bedroom gets incredible light and has floor-to-ceiling, high-gloss white shiplap walls that fit the home's coastal flavor. A bright coral upholstered low-slung platform bed with curved headboard and sleek frame adds a pop of color to the space.
The open air living room in this Point Lorna, California, villa home spills out toward a courtyard terrace. Plush sofas and wing back chairs dominate the interior, where seating is accented with plush lilac pillows to complement vases of flowers decorating a low marble coffee table. The cylindrical vases throughout the room complement modern solar-powered candelabras overhead.