Colorful Eclectic Courtyard With Copper Water Feature
A water feature is the focal point at the center of this fun and eclectic backyard hangout. A wood structure lined with metal screening encloses spaces to dine, relax and otherwise entertain. Vessels scattered throughout the courtyard hold plantings of various sizes and shapes, bringing life to the space.
Small Outdoor Space with Red Adirondack Chairs, Fire Pit and Built-in Bar
Take a corner of your patio and put it to use as an entertaining space. A bar is built in under the kitchen window in this outdoor space with a fire pit by DesignFix, a California interior design company. The bar, which has a red acrylic top, is supported by decorative wood roofing brackets. Rope lighting underneath makes the bar look cool at night, says designer Amanda Giles.
Concrete Patio With Wicker Furniture and Colorful, Patterned Throw Pillows
Small wicker stools also work as side tables for serving drinks and snacks. Don’t be afraid to bring some of your indoor decor outside (if weather permits), like this fab small faux fur pillow or this indigenous concrete statue.
Eclectic Porch With White Sofa and Bright Throw Pillows
The sitting area clearly demonstrates the color story for the porch: white and neutral base pieces with bright accents. The sectional sofa, wood coffee table and baroque wall mirror bring unexpected indoor sophistication to outdoor living. The pink, red and purple throw pillows pop against the stark white sofa. A geometric light fixture hangs above to provide lighting.
To the left of the chairs, a Steve Chase deco-inspired console table with bold lines offers a cool visual contrast to the hillside. Meanwhile, palm fronds painted gold and a vintage sculpture of a woman nod to the art studio downstairs.
Backyard with Concrete Patio, Tiered Lawn Area, Trees and Potted Plants
This small-ish but gorgeous back yard has a little bit of everything -- a concrete patio area with Adirondak-style chairs, a tiered lawn and a wood deck in the background. Multiple flower beds -- plus potted plants and native trees -- ensure nature is the primary design element in the outdoor space.
Eclectic, Lush Patio with Tapestry Tablecloth, String Lights and Chiminea
Instead of buying new furniture, rehab an old or damaged table with no elbow grease. Just cover it with a zesty tablecloth, like the Mexican tapestry that Wake + Loom Design selected for this eclectic, lush patio.
Eclectic Pool with Multiple Levels Mixes Water & Fire
The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture of the residence called for multiple-levels of focal points in design and creativity. The vision was to intermingle fire and water with multiple fire pits, waterfalls and fountains to produce a relaxing harmony between elements.
The raised beds were used to solve drainage problems the lot had. Stone walls allowed for screen plantings along the fence and have room to plant seasonal color in front of them to add some appeal to them. A dry creek bed with oversized gravel meanders throughout the backyard to catch all water runoff from the patio and surrounding beds.
This colorful, whimsical courtyard features every element needed to relax and entertain. At one end, a cozy conversation area is oriented around an entertainment armoire. At the other, a functional sideboard services a dining table lit by a two-toned glass orb. Colorful textiles and plantings pull together the fun space.