A variety of native succulents peek from the rocks of this restful, zen-like garden space. Slatted accent walls draw the eye to the plants and to a calming water feature.
Outdoor living spaces deserve sophisticated features, too, like this stone fireplace with decorative columns in relief. A dark stained wood pergola provides a cozy space for outdoor dining by the pool and fire.
A limestone deck leads to a striking infinity pool at this contemporary home in Mission Viejo, California. Lighted steps are convenient for users and add maximum drama for nighttime entertaining. An elevated hot tub becomes a focal point with its glass tile surround.
Rows of terra cotta tiles and the straight lines of a fire pit flanked by sofas lead the eye to this courtyard's focal point: a Tuscan tiled spa and water feature. Rows of strand lights twinkle overhead, giving the Southern California garden a magical feel.
Blue Mediterranean style tile separates a hot tub from the swimming pool. A bright yellow built-in bench sits in front of the fire pit, overlooking the pool.
Lighted steps add function and beauty in this contemporary California backyard. The remodeled lakefront home features a fire pit, barbecue and infinity-edge pool and hot tub.
Built-in stone pots house miniature gardens filled with succulents. This Tuscan-inspired courtyard in Los Angeles features lush plantings, accent lighting and comfortable seating areas.
A classic rock garden forms a zen focal point in this modern Los Angeles backyard. A slatted wood accent wall provides a backdrop for the soothing water feature, while succulent plantings dot the low-maintenance beds.
An infinity-edge pool and elevated hot tub provide a spot of vivid color in this neutral, contemporary backyard. Blue lighting and glass tile adds drama to the space, and tiered walkways lead to comfortable spots for lounging, dining and relaxing at this luxurious, lakeside retreat.
Tropical plants, like orange trees and palm trees, surround this Mediterranean style backyard. A large dining table with wrought iron chairs is perfect for al fresco dinners.
A thick blue cushion and line of throw pillows soften this wood bench for a comfortable outdoor sitting space. Ceramic stands create a decorative coffee table set up, and a metal end table adds a rougher texture to the serene design. Landscape lighting bounces off the glass retaining wall for a glowing effect.
This clean-lined pool and hot tub area features an ipe wood deck and fence that add distinction and an organic, earthy flair. The white concrete and sweeping planes of the space give it a sleek, modern aesthetic.