Low-maintenance landscaping and artificial turf groundcover create a lush green space on this urban rooftop deck. A combination of planters and container gardens are integrated into the contemporary design, giving guests a variety of foliage to admire both indoors and out.
An outdoor dining table makes it easy to entertain under the stars and bright lights of Chicago on this urban rooftop deck. Ceramic planters and wooden container gardens offer privacy while adding a lively touch to the outdoor living space.
Walls of windows surround this outdoor space, too, and so allow the owners to appreciate views of the courtyard from almost every room. With landscape lights right in the water, the pond becomes an especially stunning focal point.
While the original design leaned heavily on Asian-inspired aesthetics, it was also necessary to integrate some indigenous flowering options for the yard's pollinators. The result is a blend of traditional Asian structure and form, with colorful flowers and shrubs.
Nature is one of the purest forms of beauty that exists. Capturing that beauty in a controlled environment requires a keen understanding of current and future conditions. The garden's design includes a manmade stream surrounded by boulders that blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
Mixed materials make up the hardscaping of this backyard: concrete slabs, synthetic turf, gravel, stone walkways. The result is dynamic without detracting from the serene, composed feel of the outdoor space.
Wooden ceiling beams and handmade copper lanterns break up the concrete facade in the al fresco living spaces. One-of-a-kind pieces, such as tree trunk bases, avoid the matchy-matchy look and add unexpected elements. Floor inlays of grey shell stone add texture and ground the furniture.
This comfortable, luxury poolscape offers hassle-free entertaining with convenient amenities. A pergola starts inside the poolhouse and flows outside to an outdoor shower, blurring lines between exterior and interior spaces. Gardens and patios blend into the natural landscape, which features native plantings paired with luxurious accents.
Retractable doors open up this contemporary beach house to a generous patio with multiple sitting areas and spectacular ocean views. Comfortable lounge chairs beckon next to the infinity-edge swimming pool.
Using a wide assortment of container plantings, comfortable patio furniture and architectural features to enhance this small space, K&D Landscape Management created a lovely outdoor grilling area and garden for city homeowners. Color, texture and a potpourri of plants produce a lovely, inviting and serene design.
You’ve seen regular outdoor umbrellas no doubt, but here’s a clever solution for tiny spaces. This Outdoor Half Umbrella with Pole, $299 from Grandin Road, is the perfect shade over a door, on a balcony or along walls or windows. You won’t have to mount it, as it comes with a sturdy base that keeps the half-umbrella tightly against any flat surface.