Even on an open terrace in a city setting, it’s possible to create a feeling of intimacy. Here, designer Magdalena Keck used perimeter plantings — a combination of evergreens and climbers in simple wood boxes — to soften the edges of the space and block exterior views. “We chose glass and steel for the furnishings to echo the city structures,” she says, “and to connect the inside of the apartment with the urban landscape outside.”
To create cohesion between the home's interior and exterior, the Leader Design Studio team also layered the courtyard with warm wood elements. Thus, a wood wall encloses the space, as well as offers a degree of privacy from the neighbors.
Because the Robert Smalls House is so close to the street, a brick wall provides some much-needed privacy. The magnolia tree offers relief from the afternoon sun and speaks to the property's history as well.
As seen on HGTV's "Flipping the Block," sisters Shauna Williams and Anicka Marshall opted for a mix of artificial turf and teak parquet tiles on their patio for a lush, low-maintenance outdoor experience.
The homeowner desired to add a forest element to his otherwise modern home, so designers added a greenscape with perimeter screening to help keep the rooftop as private as possible. Bold hued, stylish furniture was chosen for this space to add comfort as well as aesthetic, while designers used white paving to reflect the sunlight and help keep heat off the rooftop terrace.
To join the living area with the master bedroom, designers added a bamboo walk. This walkway serves the dual purpose of adding privacy and fulfilling the owner's desire to have his terrace feel like a forest.
Floral-patterned curtains create a privacy screen in this cozy bedroom. Tone-on-tone green walls add an elegant touch, and a white desk with built-in shelving gives added functionality to this small space.
An expansive second-level deck provides plenty of room for lounging and entertaining at this modern Dallas home. The tree canopy from the surrounding wooded area frames the views from the pool while creating a sense of privacy and shade from the hot Texas sun.
With a sitting area area, kitchenette and canopy bed, this guest house has everything visitors could possibly need. A small wall separates the kitchenette from the bedroom and gives guests even more privacy.