Wanting to give his clients easy access to their private pool, landscape architect Carl Gilley used stone pavers to create a path right to the water. Lush green plants and palm trees line the walkway on either side for a tropical garden that looks a lot like paradise.
An exterior shot of this tiny slice of paradise showcases the floor-to-ceiling windows and the front door trimmed in white. Semicircular planted areas feature short shrubs that add appeal without taking over the exterior of the house. The black paint is a bold finish against the lush, natural surroundings.
The distant sunset illuminates this tropical paradise's sprawling patio and pool. A swim in the the 50-foot salt water pool leads the way to a waterfall, while two poolside lounge chairs with umbrellas provide the ideal spot for kicking back to enjoy the view. A variety of tropical plants completes the look of the outdoor space.
A bright, airy and decidedly tropical master bedroom opens onto a sunny private terrace, giving this San Francisco Bay-area home the feel of a Caribbean paradise. From the cerused hardwood floors to the natural fibers on the chair and bedding, soft colors rule this tranquil retreat. Draperies blend with the white walls to visually expand the space.
Kentia and Queen palms, old eucalyptus trees and re-planted giant birds of paradise border a lap pool that seconds as a reflecting pool mirroring the gorgeous, lush garden surroundings. A relaxing seating area was created at the far end of the lap pool, which includes comfortable lounge chairs with plush white cushions and bronze fire pit.
Water is a key factor in this spacious outdoor oasis, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. With plenty of lush, tropical plantings and sleek tables and lounge furniture, this is a space for relaxation. The stunning, multi-tiered water fixture includes a flowing urns and a beautiful fountain. This lush setting evokes the sacred gardens of Paradise.
A bird's-eye view shows this gorgeous backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. It is an outdoor oasis that features lush plants, a symmetrical design, and plenty of water elements. The centerpiece is a stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles. Flowing urns, plenty of greenery and tropical-inspired plants that look like stars evoke thoughts of paradise at home.
Surrounded by more than 465 feet of waterfront sprawling over half of a private isle, this spectacular Mediterranean-style estate creates the ultimate resort-at-home paradise. Located in one of the premier waterfront communities of Fort Lauderdale, Bay Colony is a prestigious guard-gated enclave of estate homes lining tranquil waterways that embody Fort Lauderdale’s acclaim as the "Venice of America."
After Sheila Bridges was done with it, however, the room was anything but bland—she turned the reception area into a welcome room for dogs and their walkers, then dubbed it, “Le Salon Des Chiens.” Wall art celebrates the relationship between humans and canines, while a dog tub and a table covered in treats tops it all off. This mudroom is truly a pet’s paradise.
Stainless steel solar lights can add a sleek effect to your outdoor entertaining area. Install them along a pathway or in a yard, and they will charge during the day and light up in the evening. The Solar Bollard Light, by Paradise Garden Lighting and sold by retailers such as Wayfair, comes in set of four.
The garden folly in this Zen backyard is an open-air structure fabricated and carved from solid reclaimed teak. The pyramid roof is finished with copper fish-tail shingles, and teak steps lead to the pool. The gorgeous tropical paradise features lounge chair seating padded with layers of cushion. Tropical plants frame the area, creating privacy.
Prior to the renovation, Chip had nicknamed the house "Pocket Door Paradise" because it had so many walls and small spaces, and a plethora of pocket doors. The remodel removed a number of walls, creating an open-concept living-dining area and kitchen. Though the pocket doors went away, Joanna did add a stylized sliding barn door separating the main living space from a kids' playroom.
From this aerial view, guests can see that this mansion is within walking distance to White Rock Lake -- which means that the owners can enjoy both the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas *and* the peace and tranquility that comes with lakeside living. Huge, historic trees decorate the land and make the property seem like a slice of paradise.
Artificial grass can cut water bills by more than half and eliminate the need for toxic weed killers and fertilizers as well as costly and leaky sprinkler systems. The owners of this Arizona home in Paradise Valley will not only see a return on investment, but they’ll never have to water the lawn again.
Asked to make this once bland and boring pool area into a relaxing, inviting destination to entertain friends and family, designer Debbie Perez transformed it into a tropical paradise. She kept the homeowners vintage iron chairs and table and we added a new wicker coffee table, sofa, bar top table and stools, along with decorative spiral topiary wall art and mirror.
Bromeliads transform any setting into a tropical paradise. These plants boast colorful leaves and unusual blooms with south-of-the-border hues including red, hot pink and purple. More than 50 percent of all bromeliads are epiphytes, growing without soil. Grow bromeliads indoors for living décor, or outside as landscape or container plants in warmest regions.
Previously, this pool was tiny and unspectacular and even off center in the yard, so designers renovated the space to create a spacious pool with a radius vanishing edge detail that would flow into a lower trough that was design to resemble a large fountain with scalloped walls that joined the radius vanishing edge detail. Then, designers brought in fire and water bowls to add drama to the space, creating the perfect poolside paradise.
For funky, chunky bathroom knobs, head to arts and craft supply stores. If you’re redoing a small space and just looking for a couple of knobs, you can find an affordable selection there, says Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design. For her daughter’s bathroom, she found lightweight painted resin knobs that matched the Benjamin Moore Coastal Paradise paint on the walls. The wave series of paintings -- originals by Foster and her daughter -- were a way for mother and daughter to bond while decorating with cheap canvases.