The shed-style art studio structure has two sliding glass door entries and clerestory windows to maximize the natural light. Concrete pavers with Mexican pebble joints surround the building for a clean, polished look.
Cushioned armchairs ensure that this newly added outdoor space feels especially cozy. Meanwhile, Mexican pebble at the base of the fire pit is both beautiful and functional, as it serves as a draining system for runoff water.
Concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints lead from the main house to each area of the backyard: the art studio, the fire pit and the concrete patio. Pea gravel is used to create a low-water landscape for this California outdoor space.
A concrete paver walkway with Mexican pebble joints leads from the main house to the backyard art studio. Pea gravel is used as a clean, budget-friendly mulch material, and plantings are kept to a minimal for an easy-to-maintain landscape.
Square concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints connect the studio with the house, fire pit area and nearby concrete patio, and pea gravel makes for a clean and budget-friendly mulch material. Minimal planting, modern details and exterior lighting complete the outdoor space with a polished look.
The shed-style art studio has two sliding glass door entries and clerestory windows to maximize the natural light entering the space. Square concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints connect the studio with the house, fire pit area and concrete patio. Pea gravel makes for a clean and budget-friendly mulch material.
This backyard art studio is designed as a contemporary work space outside of the main residence and paired with a functional and beautiful low-water landscape with clean lines to match. The studio features sliding glass doors and clerestory windows to maximize natural light and is surrounded by sleek concrete pavers and Mexican pebble joints.
A "river" of Mexican beach pebbles runs along the back of the house, boasting all the tranquility of a water feature without the maintenance. A cantilevered bridge made of limestone seems to float right over it.
Pool Environments frames the pool with oversized stone slabs and a band of Mexican beach pebble, giving the pool a sleek, geometric look. The undergrowth is cleared, allowing an overhanging Bois d’Arc to become a focal point at the far end of the pool.
After: The grill station was made from fieldstone similar to the existing retaining wall along the property line and blend with the yard’s natural character. Mosaic Group used bluestone for the grill station floor. The counter is 4” thick black concrete with exposed Mexican beach pebbles and cantilevered over a round pillar that makes the space feel roomier.
Classic design elements result in a fresh, modern look in this original concept by Pool Environments. The clay color scheme is achieved through the similarly toned porcelain tile, Leuder Limestone coping and the wok planters along the left edge. Four inch channels filled with Mexican beach pebbles subtly divide the surface area into large stepping pads for additional visual interest.
A geometric South Florida swimming pool includes a sunken circular seating area that's comfortably appointed with neutral pillows and cushions, providing ample area for relaxation around a central fire pit. Corners of the pool feature plants such as Mexican Fan palms that are set in dark, tumbled pebbles and framed by neutral stone pavers or dark ipe wood.