When building an outdoor space, include a conversation area in a "U" or "O" shape anchored by a fireplace, suggests designer Brian Thompson of Thompson Custom Homes. For this outdoor living room, he paired distressed wood beams with muted brick walls for a casual, weathered look.
Enjoy a dip in the refreshing lap pool or lounge around and take in the beautiful views this back patio has to offer. A trickling rainfall water feature streams into the pool, adding a relaxing element to the outdoor space.
A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.
An open floor living room has a seamless transition to the outdoor patio, which features an infinity pool and stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. General contractor Emilio LoCascio arranged retractable glass walls which make for an easy flow and comfortable seating both inside and out.
The entryway of this Arizona retreat opens up to a large living room and bar area. Exposed beams and stacked stone walls and fireplace create a rustic vibe, while accessories and cacti plants bring in an element of the southwest.
A comfortable seating area with a leather sofa and chairs centers around the stacked stone focal wall, which houses a fireplace and flat-screen TV. The large living area is grounded by oversized neutral tiles, while exposed ceiling beams bring a rustic touch to the home.
Instead of stealing the spotlight, this modern home in Scottsdale, Ariz. uses a streamlined, one-story design to keep all eyes on its desert surroundings. As a result, guests who follow the paved driveway can admire tall saguaro plants and see Pinnacle Peak in all its glory.
In a warm, traditional kitchen with beamed ceilings, iron wall racks and a dark wood island, white cabinetry offers bright contrast. The island provides customized storage on the working side as well as seating on the backside for entertaining.
The job assignment for Tate Studio Architects was to create a trailhead facility for a large private trail system in the desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. The team used the setting as design inspiration.
This contemporary white bathroom features sleek cabinets, neutral stone countertops and simple pendant lights. A southwestern-inspired area rug and mirrors bring in a touch of the surrounding Arizona desert.
This infinity pool captures the views from every angle. The natural materials of stone and wood blend seamlessly with the desert surroundings. A negative edge pool captures and reflects the beautiful sunset drama and makes this outdoor space simply divine.
A cozy TV-watching spot in this Arizona desert retreat is the perfect space to relax or have some quiet time. A cowhide area rug grounds the space, while furniture in soft tans and distressed woods bring an earthy, southwestern style to the space.
Dramatic framework forms a matrix focal point over this North Scottsdale home's back patio and negative edge pool, underlining Architect Tor Stuart-Barstad's trademark use of symmetry to draw the eye through the house and out to the stunning views of the Valley beyond.