A tall wood planter blends in perfectly with the ipe wood decking in this contemporary outdoor space. A custom glass awning above links the planter to the cable railings that are nearly invisible. Cushioned seating provides a comfy conversation spot.
This modern home is situated to take great advantage of its leafy, sunny site. Broad windows capture a view of tall trees and rolling terrain. A cantilevered deck adds design interest and outdoor living space.
Lovely, tall grass, cacti, and stone retaining walls create a private deck with a peaceful swimming pool. A row of outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas sit next to a hot tub and overlook stunning desert views.
This urban roof deck cleverly incorporates structural details, like pipes and vents, into its overall design. Here, tall exhaust pipes were wrapped in aluminum frames and cedar boards. The resulting look mimics the city's skyscrapers.
The turquoise ceiling on this covered deck is as refreshing as the swimming pool at the HGTV Smart Home 2013. Tall planters also don the coastal hue, a nod to the home's location in Jacksonville, Fla. The deck extends to a poolside patio with a relaxing lounge chair.
Adding one large plant can really warm up your patio or deck and help anchor an otherwise empty corner. Taller plants just have a way of helping delineate a space and make it feel more like an outdoor living room.