Mirrors give the illusion that this quaint Japanese-style garden is much larger. Here, one reflects a stone pathway through a Zen garden. The sparse plantings work as a backdrop rather than a focal point.
Even the fencing is extraordinary -- all Brazilian handcrafted hardwood with bronze detailing. No matter which side of the garden they stand on, guests will enjoy views of the wood, stone paths and ornamental grasses.
Outdoor Spa and Pool With Stone Wall and Waterfall Feature
A raised spa is further enhanced with natural stone boulders, fire elements, a flagstone rock accent wall and raised planters. The fire elements illuminate the pool area and create a dramatic night setting for this backyard space. A waterfall adds visual interest for swimmers.
A wall of Devonshire limestone encloses the garden, emulating the shape of a traditional Tansu chest. The treasure within is just as extraordinary, with sculpted pine trees, rare Japanese Maples and a hedge of weeping cherries enlivening the landscape.
Made from northern white-cedar and bamboo, this quiet pavilion beautifully complements its woodland surroundings. A small reflecting pond and lush vegetation all around ensure that the owners will want to sit and enjoy this space for hours.
Greenscape Provides Extra Privacy for Rooftop Terrace
The homeowner desired to add a forest element to his otherwise modern home, so designers added a greenscape with perimeter screening to help keep the rooftop as private as possible. Bold hued, stylish furniture was chosen for this space to add comfort as well as aesthetic, while designers used white paving to reflect the sunlight and help keep heat off the rooftop terrace.
A canopy of soothing green bamboo leaves hangs over an outdoor shower area with hardwood ipe flooring. A Buddha sculpture enhances this outdoor area's calming ambiance, creating a tranquil escape from the surrounding bustle of New York City's Soho district.
This Asian-themed outdoor living area mixes simple and traditional styles with modern technology, featuring a glass-enclosed fireplace and an outdoor television. Two sofas face one another across a low coffee table among various potted plants and lantern-inspired lighting.
Indoor View Through Glass French Doors at Asian Patio With Copper Garden Wall, Striped Floor and Dark Furniture With White Pads
French doors open out onto the calm and unique look of this patio with outdoor seating. Dark brown outdoor furniture is topped with white cushions for a soft and inviting finish. A copper wall is a beautiful contrast to the neutral tones and matte finish of the striped floor and retaining wall.
This welcoming Zen garden draws the eye by placing statues, stones and a prayer bell in a gracefully meandering path. Foliage, like the miniature Japanese maples, provide a backdrop for the focal points.
Asian-Inspired Pool With Red Cushions and Fire Pit
Unique raised tanning rocks adjacent to the hot tub are covered with red cushions, providing a resting spot for poolgoers. The pool and surrounding patio are designed with ancient feng shui principles in mind.
Though the koi pond and reflection area are located at the center of the lowest level of this modern Dallas home, the creative layout of the second level allows natural light in, adding to the serenity and drama of the space.