The owners of this Arizona property wanted an elegant and modern outdoor space that related architecturally to their house and would be used for entertaining in a gallery-like setting. The two large sculptures were pieces the owners had in storage, and they were incorporated into the award-winning design by landscape architect Steve Martino.
Landscape architect Steve Martino tried to exploit every opportunity he could find to make this sculpture garden an extension to the house. This small land-locked garden in Arizona had been separated into two levels by two sets of stairs and dominated by boulder retaining walls. Now, features such as a water channel create a visual axis from the entry door to the prized Kaneko ceramic sculpture.
This simple glass bookshelf not only houses the homeowner's favorite books, but also showcases several sculpture pieces, such as a metallic owl and black book ends shaped like a hand. The addition of a plant adds a touch of greenery.
A gray carpeted staircase pairs with a sleek, white railing that curves as you walk upstairs. The modern lit sculpture connects to a cluster of orange extension cords that are hidden from view in the upstairs living area.
This lush blue sofa is a perfect place to relax after a long day. Comfortable white pillows are a stark contrast to the velvety couch, and botanicals on the rustic-yet-modern coffee table add a nature-inspired feel. A modern sculpture and painting in the background add interest to the space.
This sculpture by Tomohiro Inaba makes an ethereal statement in a light-filled corner, appearing as it just emerged from a thick, misty forest. The modern home is filled with whimsical touches achieved by layering textures against a neutral palette of white, black and metallics.
A wooden sculpture atop a square wood pedestal just inside the door sets the tone for the mix of traditional mountain house pieces and modern accents in this updated take on a Lake Tahoe vacation home.
A pair of clear glass table lamps bookend knickknacks atop a console table and a striking modern wall sculpture. The white piece of art provides contrast to the room's navy walls, while complementing the lampshades and decor.