This chic outdoor space uses low-maintenance plants to create a small garden area. Bright yellow outdoor pillows and metal chairs add bold color to the space for a casual sitting area, and a wood wall adds privacy to this New York city hideaway.
This modern home exterior features expansive, layered concrete and brick walls with exposed steel and a three-car garage. The front yard retaining wall with simple landscaping maintains the clean lines of modern design.
A black wood dining table and chairs create a small dining area looking out over the city skyline. Potted plants and multicolor tabletop accessories add pops of color pulled from the the stunning city views.
The rear facade of this Brooklyn brownstone features Ipe decking, stairs, windows and doors. It's absolutely charming and it reflects a perfect balance between the old and new with traditional touches.
This urban roof deck cleverly incorporates structural details, like pipes and vents, into its overall design. Here, tall exhaust pipes were wrapped in aluminum frames and cedar boards. The resulting look mimics the city's skyscrapers.
This rooftop garden features low-maintenance composite decking, a custom-built pergola with string lighting, outdoor kitchen, and gorgeous multi-level plantings. The style is English garden meets city wilds, contrasted against contemporary lines of the furniture.
The landscape plan of this brownstone's backyard left lots of open space for the kids to run around in. Neutral-toned seating blends in with the bluestone patio and gives adults a comfortable place to relax and entertain.
This elegant two-story mansion offers sprawling views through large glass panels secured by layered concrete walls. The home also offers a sleek covered patio and swimming pool with a large hardwood deck.
In the backyard of a garden apartment, designer Elizabeth S. Vaughan worked to add personality, using items that are easy to take along in a move. “Clients love when we add garden oddities like the bronze rabbit lantern on the steps,” she says. Note, also, the varied container plantings and color-coordinated chair cushions and umbrella.