This urban backyard is made for entertaining and relaxation! The grass is actually artificial turf, so you never have to worry about mowing. Lounge on colorful cushions on the patio, or sit on the outdoor furniture under strings of lights. Plenty of plants and trees make for a lush outdoor oasis.
Tin ceiling tiles and a wall treatment painted by a graffiti artist offer an urban feel to Bobalicious, a tea and juice bar in San Diego, Calif. Red Tolix-inspired dining chairs offer a bright pop of color, playing on the fun vibe.
Container-grown plantings are your friend when adding greenery to a terrace or balcony. “When you use typical landscape plants in pots or containers you’ll see them very differently than when they are planted in the ground,” says landscape designer Jeffery Erb. “You’ll see all the details up close and notice textures, vein patterns, the colors on the undersides of the leaves and more. So I like to use a minimal selection of plants in a small terrace or patio because it creates a more calm and serene environment — just what we need in the chaos of a city.” Erb advises choosing slow-growing cultivars that won’t outgrow their pots too quickly.
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.
Contemporary Urban Living Room With Gray Sectional
The large expanse of wall above the sofa in this contemporary urban living room makes the perfect landing place for a pair of paintings. The color palette in the art is picked up in the room with the addition of purple accent pillows, accessories and a chair.
This stylish loft is located in a historical downtown area and features a contemporary, open living space with urban-style brick walls. Unique furniture placement makes the room feel comfortable and inviting.
This beautiful, duplex-penthouse in an uphill residential area of Paradiso, Switzerland offers unbeatable views of Lake Lugano and nearby mountains. The home features three bedrooms and four baths, all covered in high-end, uniquely designed spaces, with a private rooftop terrace and covered patio.
Brick Urban Home Exterior With Black Iron Rail Balcony Over Concrete Ground Level Porch
Black framework creates a beautiful contemporary look over the neutral stucco and brick of this home exterior. A spacious and relaxing balcony acts as a cover over the ground level porch creating open and covered outdoor sitting space. A line of shrubbery borders the sidewalk to mark the home perimeter.
Getting rid of the interior walls in this city apartment gives the home an airy lightness and shows off the amazing urban setting from all over. The dining room has a spectacular skyline backdrop framed by exposed brick and a crisp black window trim.
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the outside walls of this urban apartment take in the panoramic skyline views. Inside, sleek minimalist decor keeps the focus on the setting while also providing a place to unwind from the busy city day.
As seen on Restored by the Fords, the bathroom of Steve's personal apartment in Pittsburgh, PA. Steve and Leanne restored the industrial warehouse and created an urban apartment. Restorations included sleek black tile to give the bathroom a masculine feel.
Gallery walls will always be timeless and classic, but interior designers continue to find new ways to decorate spaces above living room sofas. From flags and rugs to oversized art, many options are low cost and involve very little effort.