Terraced stone planters add architectural interest to this outdoor gathering area at a public market in Malibu, Calif. Sliding barn doors and industrial lighting add to the rustic feel of this inviting space.
The homeowners had several planters that were star shaped, so to echo that design, this walkway was given a star made from square and rectangular stones. It's an eye-catching statement in the middle of the path.
A multi-level elevated planter with four sheer descents and natural stone creates an intriguing backdrop for this pool with a raised spa and patio. The pool waterfalls stand out against a stone wall and lush green landscaping.
This cottage-style house is adorned with a brick exterior and natural color tones. The porch is lined with green wood railing. Stone planter boxes filled with blooming flowers add to the charm of this adorable house.
This ranch home combines a variety of building materials to create an adorable cottage look. The brick siding, cedar shakes, slate patio tiles and stone planters mix beautifully with the swirled topiaries, pine-needle mulch and flowering window boxes.
Iron benches line a walkway leading to a small outdoor dining area where a large rock flanked by two wrought iron chairs serves as a dining area. Two stone planters on either side of the archway feature ornamental grasses and shrubs.
Along the side of this home, a narrow outdoor space is turned into a haven of meditative calm. Geometric pavers are surrounded by pale stones and rambling vines, and a bench finds a peaceful home between two large planters with succulents.
Instead of laying the terrace with identical stone pavers, the landscape architects opted to use pieces with different patterns -- and so they transformed the floor into a focal point. Meanwhile, two weatherproof sofas, chairs and box planters overflowing with flowers create a stylish sitting area that overlooks the garden.
A metal planter displays the house number just outside this modern courtyard. Drought-resistant plants fill the rustic container, which accents the contemporary concrete wall that separates the patio from the street.