As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have brought in soft patio furniture from Home Depot, bright colored pillows and accessories from West Elm, and curtains from Berkensteins NYC have turned this cold backyard space into a warm, inviting, modern space that makes you want to feel comfortable and relax in the outdoors.
Build a natural oasis - Who says you have to choose timber decking or stone paving to go around your pool? The trees and rocks surrounding this pool will transport you into the arms of Mother Nature the minute you head outside.
In the master bedroom, designers created an elegant space with a neutral color palette and plenty of seating that would allow homeowners to take advantage of their beautiful views. The views come in through large windows that keep the space feeling light and bright, while the rich toned wood that covers the ceiling helps to warm the space, creating a blended, beautiful oasis for the homeowners.
The backyard to this home is an oasis in and of itself. The foliage in this outdoor space was planted to create the illusion of a lush rainforest, and the furniture is build from materials and textures that help create that ambiance. Canvas and wicker combine to make the space feel casual and inviting, while wood and stone tile bring warmth and texture to the space. All of these elements combine to create an ode to the dense jungle that inspired this design.
In the home's original master bathroom, the skylight has started to leak and the look and design of the space had become outdated, so the homeowners decided to undertake a major renovation that would completely revitalize their space and give them the private, relaxing master suite of their dreams. In order to achieve this goal, designers closed off the door that previously allowed guests access to the space and removed the outdated features and finishes and replaced them with elegant modern ones, such as this walnut-double vanity. Designers then used the natural light from the windows and skylight to play off the neutral wall color, making the space the perfect oasis for the couple.
This outdoor kitchen is adjacent to a new gravel patio with elevated vegetable gardens. This provides both better access to the garage as well as overflow space for entertaining. Another unique feature to this design was the paving material. The patios are laid with a 2’x4’ porcelain tile imported from Italy that had a 12-week lead time for delivery. The stairs had to be carefully designed and ordered because only the manufacturer could bullnose the edges of this material and maintain the proper color.
A small pond is tucked in a corner adjacent to a flagstone patio with an arbor providing shade when it's hot outside. Landscaping is designed for little pockets of seasonal color to move the eye throughout the space. Arkansas fieldstone is used to raise the pond side 18 inches to allow the homeowner a place to sit and watch the koi.
This estate in Uvita, Costa Rica was given the name Castillo Del Sol, or Castle of the Sun, and we can see why. The home sits on nearly 10 acres of rain forest mountain top and features extraordinary views of the Pacific. Plus, it has three pools and a helipad!
This elevated patio is grounded by a strong horizontal wall with a see-through fireplace on the east end. This element helps to highlight the large Palladian inspired window. A water element on the south side relates to the view of the river beyond at the lower level of the property.
An outdoor fireplace design on your patio or backyard instantly makes a perfect place for entertaining, creating a dramatic focal point. The modern furniture placement is a great way to utilize your exterior space and relax!
This modern desert villa is nestled into an Arizona hill, creating a 7,500-square-foot southwestern vacation home. The floor plan is designed to highlight the stunning views with large picturesque windows and comfortable outdoor living areas.