DESIGN YOUR HOME
Porches and Decks
a bit much, but like the dark wood ceiling, and rounded cement walls
side entry door
Like the black volcanic 'mulch' against the beige pebbles
An outdoor bar!
A lap pool in the entry courtyard does double duty, providing a "splash" of color to lead you to the door and a good spot for cooling off or exercising. The high walls will retain heat, warming the space in the mornings and evenings, but will shade the pool from some of the intense afternoon sun.
The American Southwest is not the place for light pastels and gentle washes. The bold landscape calls for equally bold colors for both accessories and walls. This is the place for bright turquoises and chili-pepper reds, whether on pots or on doors.
succulents in the southwest
Cor-Ten is a weathering steel; after being exposed to the elements, the top layer becomes a protective rust that never needs painting. It makes for a striking, low-maintenance fence.
When using Cor-Ten, keep in mind that runoff from the initial rusting phase can stain adjacent surfaces, like concrete. This phase can last several years, so if you decide to use it next to these surfaces anyway, plan on a stain cleanup after the rusting is done.
Pool House Exterior
Pool House Exterior - like the fireplace on the porch
lap pool, nice for a side yard.