That awning actually wraps around the side of the guest house, serving as a breezeway to protect visitors from the elements. Trees, shrubs and a few boulders fill out the space between the guest house and the fence and make the property feel a little more private.
This eco-friendly Southwestern style landscaping features modern terraced steps to lead to the home's front door. The plants featured in this garden are drought resistant to stand up to the extreme temperatures of this home's desert location. Other aspects of this design include sustainable materials such as reclaimed stone for the gabion wall and the stone that requires no watering.
The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
A flat roof and gray stucco exterior create an eye-catching house design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants create curb appeal that complements the overall home design.
A flat roof and beige stucco exterior create an exterior design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants, boulders and a gold-colored groundcover create curb appeal consistent with the overall home design.
This modern, Southwestern style home gets a front yard makeover. The homeowners are concerned with water conservation in the summer months, so the designers used their desert surroundings to inspire their design. Because of the dry soil, erosion is always a worry, so a gabion wall was installed in the back of yard to help stave off any erosion issues. Flowerbeds were then added around the steps leading to the front door. Those beds were filled with desert plants that can easily handle the lack of water they will receive in the summer months. Then, landscapers added stones instead of mulch or grass to fill in the beds and in between the driveway and the stairs to keep down the reliance on water and to give the design a desert feel.
This gabion wall was installed in the back of the garden to help prevent erosion in the dry climate. The cacti and the yucca plants give the wall a pop of color, while the grey stones in the flower beds add an elegant touch to this desert landscape.
This room envokes a feeling of being in your own five-star hotel room. The tasteful minimalism includes cinnamon-colored side tables, white leather furniture and oversized lamp shades. The real star of the room is the wood-planked ceiling. This particular home is a weekend getaway in Palm Springs, hence the tall cactus. The carpet and wall covering are made from recycled materials.
The rear loggia creates a comfortable, shady sitting area under the extended roof. The home's stucco exterior is enhanced with colorful, sun-loving plants just beyond the patio space for an authentic Southwest-style look.
HGTV Dream Home 2010 landscape designer Tom Holmes grouped plants and boulders in vignettes that would lead the eye through the yard. Flowering crabapple trees and an assortment of conifers add color and structure to the landscape.
This beautiful and luxurious Southwestern design features a white clawfoot bathtub perfect for relaxing and enjoying the outdoor view. Potted plants bring natural color and life to the room, while spiked red candlesticks add personality.