After extensive traveling across Europe, the owners of this home in Scottsdale, Ariz., wanted to bring a taste of their adventures back to the desert. Thus, the Pascale Land Design team transformed their backyard into a romantic retreat straight out of Tuscany.
With its bistro lights, hydrangea bushes and views of the balcony above, this patio becomes a romantic retreat right in the owners' backyard. Here, a traditional wood table and set of chairs encourage dining al fresco, while the formal sitting area waits at the ready for drinks.
Curved French doors open up the interior space to the stunning backyard, which comes alive at night. Market lights strung from the house to the tree create a warm, romantic atmosphere. Speakers hidden behind the Japanese maple trees softly filling the air with music and several plants that perfume the air.
Designer Matt Partridge of Juergen Partridge Limited installed multiple structures that provide shady, gathering spots on even the hottest days in this romantic backyard. To enhance the woodwork, he applied multiple stain colors to the cedar structure and decks. Designer Tip: When planning an outdoor space, think about your lifestyle and how you'll use it — whether as a recreational area for a young, active family or as a private, serene spot for relaxing and reading.