Inspired by its coastal location, the backyard features red Adirondack chairs and nautical accessories. A pair of teak lounge chairs sit just beyond the stone fire pit and dining area, all providing plenty of space for entertaining.
Get your landscape ready for the big chill by winterizing your garden. Tackling winter prep chores outdoors before temperatures tumble too far is a great way to squeeze in a little exercise and get a jump on next year’s garden. Everything you do toward winterizing your garden in fall helps smooth the way for a healthy, beautiful growing season next year.
On the back porch, a pair of swinging daybeds topped with kilim pillows add a playful, laid-back feel to the space creating the perfect spot for relaxing. For additional seating, colorful butterfly-style chairs face the pool and make the space more functional.
With identical stone columns and a charming cedar gate, the entrance to this backyard feels like something out of The Secret Garden. Twin lanterns enhance the enchanting aesthetic and offer a guiding light for visitors at night.
With a stacked stone fire pit and six white chairs, this outdoor space becomes a comfortable spot to gather with friends. The hillside and home both provide shelter from the wind, while plants offer a touch of greenery.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Brick steps lead to the lower lawn, where the landscape architects created an outdoor living room complete with a bar, barbeque, two armchairs and fire pit. From here, the owners can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over the Pacific.
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
To ensure that this space can be used year-round, the design team installed a motorized louvered patio cover that can be closed to keep out harsh weather. Meanwhile, a bell-side table becomes another innovative element, as it doubles as a wine-chilling station.