Inspired by Balinese style, this home uses bifolding doors to create a seamless transition to the outdoors. Meanwhile, stone pillars and a Peruvian-travertine floor define this covered lounge ahead of the pool.
This contemporary beachside villa features a wood pergola with stone pillars and beams, natural wood deck, relaxed outdoor dining table and chairs, sliding glass walls opening into a formal dining area inside, and a sundeck alongside a mirror pool
Two stacked stone pillars supports a brown wood beam arbor in this verdant hidden entryway. The silver sheen pittosporum hedge softly hides the strong edges of the brown wood fence intended to separate the space, helping to complete a cohesive design.
An outdoor kitchen is shielded from the sun by a covered pavilion with stone pillars and a tile roof. A long bar provides seating for five near the pool, creating a space perfect for entertaining groups of any size. Lush landscaping connects the home to its coastal California setting.
Formal walkways in the garden lead visitors through a succession of rooms, each with their own ornamental focal points. Here, a series of overhead metal arbors act as guides for garden roses to grow and climb upon, structured at the base by topiary boxwoods and strong stone pillars.
The downstairs dining room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home capitalizes on its high ceilings with the use of tall budding branches which tower above a round aqua blue glass dining table. Cushioned dining chairs feature woven seat backs which complement the texture of the space's architectural details including the stair's railing, stone wall trimming, and an earth toned stone pillar.
This Southwestern stucco home features a beautiful hardscaped patio with two stylish lounge chairs and a gas fireplace. A crushed-stone ground cover complements stones set in exterior pillars and will allow native grasses to seed in the area.
To make the backyard feel as cohesive as possible, the landscape architects echoed details from the retaining wall in the home's columns. Thus, this pillar along the deck also includes a modern fountain and stone accents.
The bold red of of this arts-and-crafts home is an exclamation point to the neighborhood. Meticulous detailing with natural materials, such as the exposed beam porch and stone wall and pillars, make this a shining example of the style.
Stacked stone walls, doorway pillars and a mid-century modern dining table and chairs create an eclectic mix of styles in this dining room. Topiary trees add a nice touch of greenery to the windowless space.
Look closely and you'll see this stone fire pit's design is a bit unusual. The fire pit bowl is perched on pillars of veneered stone and topped with Indiana limestone. The paver patio is surrounded by a veneered-stone seat wall, also topped with Indiana limestone. It creates a captivating setting on the edge of the woods.
From the pillars along the main house to the stone deck, this outdoor space d is rich with clean lines and neutral colors. Palm trees and pergolas on either side of the pool provide a touch of symmetry, too.
A luxurious sweep of lavender flanks this very French hillside garden designed by Shellene Mueller. Stone boulders echo the rose- and vine-draped pillars above. French gardens "celebrate the senses," Shellene says. "You're visually stimulated, you're smelling lavender and thyme, there's interesting texture — all the senses are stimulated."