To give the side entrance a lush appearance and an inviting feel, dwarf mondo grass is used between the stepping stones, adding great contrast. The walkway leads to the outdoor living space, which features an arbor, comfortable sitting area and koi pond.
Landscape designer Stephen Carruthers designed his front garden in Portland, Oregon, to be enjoyed from the entry down the stone path to the doorway, as well as from indoors. The L-shaped house forms two walls of the enclosed front garden.
This two-story home features two porches. The lower one has an outdoor seating area with wicker furniture and a candle chandelier. The balcony offers additional outdoor seating, accessible from the home via sliding doors.
A serene spa with stacked stone accents provides a great view from the living room of this contemporary home in Laguna Beach. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors allow the house and resort-like backyard to become one. The palette both indoors and out is neutral, allowing the natural setting to shine.