Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.
Around the perimeter of the back yard, a tall wood fence provides privacy from nearby neighbors. Petite pots with succulents make a flexible and low-maintenance centerpiece on the outdoor dining table.
This lush suburban backyard includes a hand-laid gray brick paver and terra-cotta brick walkway, ornamental grasses, evergreen foliage and perennials. A wooden privacy fence, gray stone wall and fast growing privacy shrubs surround the garden.
Tiers of stone walls and wooden fences add depth and layers to a backyard garden's sparsely planted shrubbery and topiary. A sloping natural stone formation draws the eye downward to a platform seating area where a fire pit of inlaid stonework complements a stone bench embedded with warm accent lighting.
This historic home was built in the 1930s by Hugh M. Woods and features a 4,397-square-foot floor plan, two-car detached garage and even a basement. Gold address numbers welcome visitors and complement the traditional architecture.