Clean lines and low-level garden walls provide sweeping views of the desert and city skyline below. In turn, the backyard turns an everyday feature into a stunning visual display and so celebrates the local landscape.
Stepping into this backyard feels a lot like discovering a hidden oasis, as a large swimming pool glints and sparkles in the sunlight. Palm trees accentuate that tropical aesthetic, while hedges act as a natural wall around the yard.
The landscaping surrounding this Southwestern style home is low-maintenance and low-water, with beds of tan gravel contrasting sharply with bright green plants and trees. Slim channels funnel water in and around the yard.
For a new house in an older neighborhood, the owner wanted a modern style and clean lines, but it needed to complement the design of neighboring homes. The designers wanted to bring the structure and style of the house into the landscape.
In the backyard of the home, designers created a modern, outdoor oasis for these homeowners. By replacing the grass with rocks, upkeep of this space is minimal, which fits perfectly with these homeowners' busy lifestyle. Two modern, oversized chairs provide seating in the space, while the small deck that separates the lounge area from the main home creates a barrier so that rocks from the lounge area do not find their way into the house, keeping the home's interior spaces clean.
This Beverly Hills backyard is nothing short of glamourous. Modern white furniture offers plenty of stylish seating for enjoying the sleek fire pit and pool, while black and white striped marble floors add a unique chicness to this outdoor living space.
With an outdoor kitchen, bar and grill, this modern backyard is ready for hosting a crowd. Sliding glass doors encourage cool breezes to filter inside, while plush sofas and chairs keep guests comfortable.
To give life to the backyard space, designers added lime green and coral accents, making the backyard bright and modern. Pebbles, decomposed granite and colorful plants add texture and visual interest to the cool, new space.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.