Mediterranean Backyard With Pool and Pergola

For homeowners who didn't want the pool to dominate their spacious backyard, designer Janice Parker created a one-of-a-kind outdoor space that offers both elegant landscaping and an outdoor kitchen for entertaining.

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Mediterranean Outdoor Space

A stunning patio seated beneath a gorgeous wooden pergola gives this backyard luxurious appeal. Several seating zones offer areas for eating, sitting with friends and family, or just enjoying the view. Perfectly spaced lanterns assure the fun can continue into the night.

Architectural Impact

Interesting architectural details like an arched stone doorway and fabulous wooden pergola take this outdoor space to the next level.

Perfectly Proportioned Outdoor Kitchen

A small kitchen off the patio is the perfect place to enjoy poolside snacks and cold beverages. A beautiful round chandelier adds to the elegant Mediterranean vibe seen throughout the stylish outdoor space.

Year-Round Swimming

A spacious hot tub sits beside the pool and is surrounded by lush plants that add a tropical vibe to the Connecticut home.

Pristine Poolside Structure

The view from outside the small kitchen shows off the gorgeous open stone archways, which create a natural breezeway in the hot summer months.

Blending With Nature

"Janice Parker Landscape Design roots its practice in a three-tier model which focuses on connecting clients with their land in an inspiring way," explains designer Janice Parker of this gorgeous outdoor space. "The paradigm blends the homeowners’ needs with the architecture of a site and a chosen aesthetic. In doing so, Parker collaborates with nature and expresses a larger vision, which draws clients to spend time in the outdoor environments created for them."

Pretty Pergola

The star of this dazzling outdoor space is the dramatic pergola above the spacious seating area. Great for shade and unmatched in looks, this classic wooden structure couldn't be better.

Keeping Warm by the Fire

For cooler nights, a cozy fireplace surrounded by plenty of comfy seating is a nice addition to the versatile outdoor space. A great place to take a break from swimming or a warm place to gather in colder months, an outdoor fireplace is one addition the homeowners will certainly never regret.

Night Light

A view of the pool and outdoor room at night show just how easily the space transitions into evening. With so many lanterns shining throughout the entire space, the family can swim any time of day or night or gather with guests in any one of the many outdoor seating areas beneath the pergola.

Smart Layout

A second outdoor structure directly beside the pool is a great place to store pool toys, floats and cleaning supplies. Stairs leading to the hot tub lend a regal vibe to the space, while a solitary bench by the pool is a great place to store clean towels for drying off after a quick dip.

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