Before stepping down into the backyard, the homeowners first walk out onto a curved patio, which acts as an extension of the living room. Sofas mimic the shape of the patio and provide a cozy spot to gather under the pergola. To tie the patio up to the pergola, stacked stones create the lower half of the columns, and Sweetwater flagstone is used to veneer the patio. Design by The Green Scene
In an effort to maintain the intimacy of this wooded backyard, a space with two levels of entertaining was created. The upper screened-in porch is connected to the lower flagstone patio with large fieldstone steppers. These two tiers seem to be woven into the mature landscape. A dry creek was also installed to provide better drainage.
A smooth flagstone patio waits just off the kitchen, giving the owners another spot to entertain visitors. While the chef whips up dinner, guests can take their drinks outside and admire the gardens, then gather around the wood dining table.
The exterior stone wall of the house makes an accented background for this covered patio sitting area. Brown wicker furniture is padded with gray cushions that match the gray concrete floor. Floral pillows add a softer detail to the stone and concrete.
Traditional sconces placed between each doorway light up the space for late-night get-togethers on the HGTV Dream Home 2015 back patio. Beautiful glass doors allow the interior lights to shine through.
The freestanding tub in this traditional master bath is complimented by a variety of styles. Traditional hardwood floors are mixed with a Mediterranean-style tile wall, colorful artwork, and modern glass French doors which extend outside to a private patio.
This buttercream master bedroom features a traditional bed and headboard with black and white bed linens and floral pillows. Two wooden armchairs with striped cushions create a relaxing sitting area, while a glass door provides access to the outdoor patio area.
This traditional patio features a rosy neutral tile that provides a sharp contrast to a sleek black infinity pool. A stone privacy wall boasts climbing plants that have been arranged in an eye-catching diamond shaped pattern.
Designer Sarah Barnard relied on a green color palette for this traditional bedroom. Complementary bed linens, pillows and drapery are paired with the wall hue, while a pair of French doors open to reveal an outdoor patio.
This light and bright living room pairs together a neutral color palette with classic crown molding and a white fireplace. A woven natural fiber area rug partially covers the dark hardwood floors, while a pair of French doors lead the way to the outdoor patio. A floral upholstered armchair provides a cozy spot for relaxing.
Can't you just picture cozying up around the fire out here? While the kiddos tumble and play on the lawn, the owners can kick back in those plush blue outdoor chairs and enjoy a glass of wine. A tall fence with trees makes the space seem even more peaceful.