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.
Tucked into the hillside and encircled by trees, this outdoor space by designer Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery seems like something out of a dream. Here, visitors can take a lap in the infinity-edge pool, stretch out on either of the lounges, or cozy up by the fire pit and enjoy views of the desert at sunset.
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.
In the family room, bright yellow curtains and bold, patterned pillows help make this neutral space pop.
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.
A cozy porch with sofa benches creates a comfortable entertainment space just off the guest house. With its muted accent pillows, neutral cushions and natural woods, this space blends perfectly with the house and its desert surroundings, creating a space that does not intrude on nature, but complements it.
Directly adjacent to the outdoor dining room is an outdoor living space that gives the homeowners and their guests the perfect view of all the going on in the backyard space.
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.
Designers used outdoor rugs to soften the seating areas scattered throughout the backyard space.
The homeowners wanted a backyard design that would blend into the desert surroundings rather than compete with it, so designers chose native plants like gray-green cacti and natural colored hardscape such as warm, caramel stones and pale, sun-bleached wood that would reflect the warm, desert tones to create the look.
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
This elegant, intricate fountain adds a unique touch to the modern, Spanish Colonial courtyard.
Designers were careful to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces by taking advantage of sight lines from the home's interior design. The plants in the front courtyard and the back yard can be seen from the living room, kitchen, bedroom and hallways. Here, a sculptural cactus provides a backdrop for art inside the home.
The owners of this home are very eco-friendly, so designers helped them cater their backyard design around their passions. Though the furniture frames look as if they are made of wood, they have been crafted from crushed, recycled paper and tires, helping to reduce the home's footprint.