A covered loggia connects the garage to the main house, as well as teases a view of the rear garden. Blue pottery decorates the breezeway and speaks to the same cobalt-colored tile that lines the pool and fountain.
Although there is much to see and experience at the back of this home, nothing is more inviting than the simple lines of the swimming pool that awaits a willing participant. From the pool, one can view the beautiful covered patio and rustic pergola that sit side by side as interesting contrasts. The simple lines and textures of this outside scene, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, are a amalgamation of French Provence design.
A luxurious sweep of lavender flanks this very French hillside garden designed by Shellene Mueller. Stone boulders echo the rose- and vine-draped pillars above. French gardens "celebrate the senses," Shellene says. "You're visually stimulated, you're smelling lavender and thyme, there's interesting texture — all the senses are stimulated."
With perennial beds and rose bushes on either side of the path, guests will love strolling through this European-inspired garden. Thanks to its sleek design, the swimming pool ahead blends beautifully with the horizon line.
Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.
Soft creams and yellows, baskets overflowing with flowering plants and beautiful floral patterns call to mind the relaxed, yet chic style in the South of France. Use a natural sisal or jute rug to let the colors and patterns of your decor pop.
When this patio garden was conceived, the landscape architect was remembering a year in Provence. The French country garden boasts concrete pavers, a trellis covered in cup-and-saucer vines, purple leaf plum trees and flowering ground cover.
Stone archways frame views of the pool and cabana beyond, as well as invite cool breezes to filter inside this loggia. Meanwhile, a white table and chairs both visually lighten the room and allow for entertaining guests.
The old cliche "pretty as a picture" cannot begin to describe this gorgeous home in California with landscaping designed by Mark Scott and Associates. Though the look and feel of the exterior appear rustic and unmanicured, the designers set greenery meticulously to a render a pastoral charm and old-world sensibility. Everything about this home is relaxed, warm, elegant and utterly inviting.
To visually delineate the pool area from the formal garden, Deborah Cerbone Associates lined one side of the yard with flowering bushes. Across the way, a pool house flanked by pergolas gives the owners and their guests room to relax after a swim.
This is the Hartrampfs garden in Georgia with a nice green lawn, blooming cherry trees and purple hyacinths. The cherry trees become the focal point of the landscape and accent the stone house with their slight coloration. A small patio area has a table and several chairs.