Tropical Courtyard with Pavers and a White Pergola
As with food trends, landscape designers are selecting locally sourced items, such as the coral stone for the paving. The south Florida landscape design project is by Nievera Williams Design and a FLASLA Design Award award.
Drought-Tolerant Plants Complement Existing Ivy and Boxwoods
When she first visited the site of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, landscape designer Katharine Webster was greeted by an existing wall covered by ivy and framed with boxwoods at the front of the house. Webster added additional drought-tolerant plants to add more visual interest to the space.
Small Urban Courtyard with Water Feature and Orange Accessories
Play off the color of a dominant feature to make your accessory purchases worth every dollar. In this Atlanta courtyard, Cultivators Design and Landscape chose orange accessories since they match the color of the fountain cube and don't detract from the water feature.
One of the most interesting aspects of SCAD's Smithfield Cottage guest house design is how it embraces the imperfect. Found objects, unconventional artwork and unexpected details like this long table accessorized by a multicolored metal chairs mean the house never feels stuffy or too formal.
A garden surrounded on two sides by the lower level of this penthouse offers a private oasis for the homeowners, their family and their guests in the heart of Manhattan. Both levels of the home enjoy views of the garden.
With its hedge border and mulberry tree shade, this courtyard could easily be part of a French villa. But instead, the home is located in Ojai, California. Sustainable landscaping is perfect for the drought-prone region.
A bright, boldly patterned rug mixes with other colorful textiles to anchor the dining area of this eclectic courtyard. A large-scale, two-toned globe pendant hangs above to light up the space. The patio’s wood structure is lined with mesh screening that filters light and provides privacy.
Colorful Eclectic Patio Courtyard With Hanging Orbs
A grouping of nautical balls hangs in place of a chandelier in this colorful, eclectic courtyard. Mesh screening filters light and provides privacy, and various seating options offer a quirky, comfortable haven for conversation. Functional accent tables feature a range of sizes and colors, but their round shapes provide continuity.
This modern Palladian villa in Dallas, Tex., features beautiful landscape architecture that blends natural and modern. Spouts pour water into a reflective pool, creating a relaxing entrance into the home. Large zinc planters are full of native plantings.