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.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Karen Mizrahi and Diana Lovati decided to square off the steps that led into the master bedroom of their Tarzana, California, home and install a dark, engineered wood floor. They also painted the walls in neutral gray tones, which gave the room a cool, restful feeling. Lots of natural light comes in through French doors which lead to the backyard.
This backyard is sectioned off to create space for every outdoor desire. A retaining wall creates privacy and adds a wood accent next to the outdoor sitting area with wicker furniture and a fire pit. Concrete pavers continue out to create a grid-like look supporting a lounge chair perfect for sunbathing. Steps descend down to a grass section for outdoor color and fun.
In La Jolla, Calif., a Prairie Craftsman-style home is completely remodeled. The inviting front porch has stone-based, wood-battered columns that lead to the front entry door. Stained cedar shingles with rows of alternating bands envelope the house, and the garage is relocated to the front of the house to make way for a backyard pool.
The design vision for this property was to have a space that could be opened up to bring the outdoors in.The collapsable window by JeldWin allows for opening up an entire wall of the home the free flow of air, and natural light. The gorgeous wood floor and butcher block counter were designed to compliment the beautiful expansive backyard and the functional, modern minimalist style of the interior.
The crisp palette of charcoal grey and white sets the scene for this modern backyard. A new steel and wood structure was designed as an extension of the existing shed. The outdoor space houses a stone fire pit and TV on the upper level and the outdoor kitchen on the lower level. Pool Environments of Texas won an Association of Pool & Spa Professionals award for the project.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the homeowners' dining room and kitchen and installed a natural wood support beam in its place. The dining room is illuminated with a metal chandelier and staged with bright, comfortable chairs and a dining table set with blue plates and French Country accessories and greenery. The new French doors open to the backyard and offer additional natural light.
This South Florida home's backyard poolscape features multiple entertainment areas defined by the use of varying hardscape materials. A feature wall with a gallery-like installation of fire sconces and water spouts is contrasted by the stone hearth and fireplace across the ipe wood patio to its right. The sunken seating area and fire pit within the swimming pool are unique features that emphasize the drama and luxury of this outdoor space.
The backyard to this home is an oasis in and of itself. The foliage in this outdoor space was planted to create the illusion of a lush rainforest, and the furniture is build from materials and textures that help create that ambiance. Canvas and wicker combine to make the space feel casual and inviting, while wood and stone tile bring warmth and texture to the space. All of these elements combine to create an ode to the dense jungle that inspired this design.