Vibrant plants -- both inside and out -- play the starring role in this tropically inspired guest studio. Both modern and rustic elements fuse to create a unique style that's comforting and rich. Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows provide a peek at the serene gardens just outside.
The highlight of this room -- a built-in stone plants holding vibrant plants -- brings the outdoors in with a tropical touch. Plantation shutters just beyond open into a large bathroom set just off a guest suite. Rich hardwood floors connect the doors and trim together in a beautiful way.
This home's walkway and landscaping leading to the front door are inviting expressions of form and balance. Created by landscape architects C.B. Conlin, this space introduces the loveliness of the home's exterior, and its manicured greenery shows a formal and well-conceived design. Especially fetching are the stone planters that sit atop columns that repeat in other outdoor areas of the home, providing privacy and structural detail.
Natural stone steps connect paver patios in this gorgeous backyard. Stones create a bed for a pond bordered by planted shrubs lined in a mulched area. The patio pathway leads to a seating area and descends slightly to a fire pit with additional seating.
Large custom planters make a dramatic statement in this contemporary patio off Oak Court, an International style home in Dallas, Tex. Simple white chairs and lounge chairs sit on a crushed stone patio for relaxing outdoors.