So, this isn't quite a toy-strewn backyard. The outdoor pool is beautiful on its own, and the use of windows as ceiling and wall opens up the space, bringing the outside in. Imagine watching a storm roll in from this spot.
Sometimes, the best design move is just to get out of the way and let the view speak for itself - as is the case in this bedroom.
This city view is busy and pretty enough that the bedroom itself needs a minimal amount of ornamentation. Solids and blank walls are the right move. Also, curtains here provide some key privacy (it is the city, after all!)
Just a glimpse of green can make a big difference. This narrow window dresses up a simple interior, giving the sense of peering into a secret garden.
I love how this big window extends the room, making the outside feel like a part of the whole space. Plus, between the window and skylights, the room is absolutely bathed in natural light.
The contrast here is great. The fireplace, Eames chair and bookshelves all scream "winter library", but the window's view out to a green yard is all bright summer.
The outdoors don't own all the rights to the "view." This is a cool way to add some interest to an interior space. The red rectangle is eye-catching and frames an interesting view of the stairs.
The reflections in these windows fall someplace between M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali on the arts spectrum. These windows are used to great effect, making each room a view of it's own.