This exterior space was meant to be a very manicured and well-balanced area. Loungers on the pool's baja step combine with other groupings of furniture to let the entertaining flow from area to area. The space is not very large, so the design works to maximize it as much as possible with appropriate accent lighting.
Space between concrete panels is filled with natural pebbles for a beautiful, textural finish on this contemporary pool deck. Brown wicker furniture provides a place to relax or entertain by the swimming pool and hot tub. Plants and shrubs add natural color to the space.
Groupings of furniture allow guests to flow from area to area on this contemporary pool deck. An open wood staircase and wood privacy wall add rich color to the area. The sleek design maximizes space and uses texture and shape to add natural interest.
A built-in, oversize umbrella offers shade above a modern ipe wood deck in this California backyard. The pool and hot tub are surrounded by planes of white concrete, and a cable rail system continues the space's clean horizontal lines.
This clean-lined pool and hot tub area features an ipe wood deck and fence that add distinction and an organic, earthy flair. The white concrete and sweeping planes of the space give it a sleek, modern aesthetic.
Glass sections in the home's exterior walls allow indoor light to travel out onto this beautiful back deck. Levels in the architecture create a pleasing look complementary to the sharp angles of the home and swimming pool. Outdoor furniture provides an area to relax poolside.
Travertine creates clean lines and a high-end look for this square fire pit on a pool deck made of ipe wood. Volcanic rock fills the natural gas fire pit, which has a stainless steel burner. The modern fire pit and pool area is designed by Atlanta-based Hearthstone Environments.
A modern pool with a concrete surround and a clean-lined design is nestled into grassy, rolling terrain. Large stone pavers are spaced to allow grass to peek through, further connecting the pool to its natural, rugged setting. Clean-lined, modern chaise longues fit the design scheme and provide comfortable seating.
Designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene varies the flooring materials of this backyard patio to add visual interest as well as to help create separate outdoor rooms. The covered seating area features Sweetwater flagstone, while stone-textured concrete is used in the lounging area beside the pool's Baja shelf.