Homeowners wanted a modern design in their outdated backyard, so designers included fun, outdoor friendly, modern chairs to complete the modern, granite outdoor dining table, creating a durable, yet stylish addition to this outdoor oasis.
Clean lines and low-level garden walls provide sweeping views of the desert and city skyline below. In turn, the backyard turns an everyday feature into a stunning visual display and so celebrates the local landscape.
One of the focal points in the courtyard is the Colonial style fountain located in the flower bed. This intricately carved piece adds aesthetic beauty and an elegant style that perfectly complements the traditional design of the Spanish Colonial while still giving the space a nod to the modern.
The bold painting at the end of this hallway brightens the dark neutral wallpaper while helping to tie this space into the larger living room area.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.
With a corrugated metal roof and large cutouts, this outdoor lounge offers shelter from the afternoon sun and encourages cool breezes. Throw pillows and an area rug in soft, neutral hues help showcase the subtle texture of the structure itself: the brushed concrete, the beams radiating from the built-in fireplace and the unique pattern of the tile flooring.
To give the homeowners a more versatile courtyard space, designers added a sitting area next to a fireplace, adding a three seasons patio for entertaining. Bright red cushions and pillows in this area pop against the neutral colors that traditionally adorn Spanish Colonial homes, bringing in the modern touch that the homeowners love.
The stone wall of the living room helps provide texture to the space while bringing in the colors of the desert. This helps create the indoor-outdoor design the homeowners hoped for.
The shallow end of the pool has half-submerged pool loungers, making this space the ideal destination for cooling off under the desert sun.
The homeowners wanted a stylish entrance to their home, so designers used the mountains and culture of the Southwest as inspiration for this warm, inviting outdoor space.
In the family room, bright yellow curtains and bold, patterned pillows help make this neutral space pop.
To give the space a splash of color, designers installed a mosaic tile water feature that is surrounded by a lovely, flowering plant that is indigenous to the area.
On the back porch, a pair of swinging daybeds topped with kilim pillows add a playful, laid-back feel to the space creating the perfect spot for relaxing. For additional seating, colorful butterfly-style chairs face the pool and make the space more functional.
This home's backyard was previously home to a large pool that had fallen into disrepair. To rectify the problem, designers suggested installing a "spool", or a spa/pool, to satisfy the homeowners' desire for a pool while scaling down the size of the previous pool, giving the homeowners space to make better use of their backyard.
The picturesque spa/pool in this quaint, mountain backyard is surrounded by low, maintenance desert plants and comfortable patio furniture, allowing for visitors to enjoy the pool, even if they don't enjoy being in the pool.