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8 Ways to Design an Alluring Backyard
"for a backyard or patio that enlivens the senses... most design projects begin with that goal: to create an environment where we feel... eight designs show some ways to create that feeling in your own personal landscape... about backyards that dwell in the far up North? Snow and cold weather for a good... "Garden design", present , so can't tell were was it purchased. Sorry scanner doesn't... of the design scheme as the deck, the bench and the raised planters. It is a set piece..."
Courtyard Comforts Make a Seattle Backyard a Joy
A new hot tub, fireplace, shower and even a mini stage take a backyard from uninviting to ‘Come on out!’
"take a backyard from uninviting to ‘Come on out!’... renovated the backyard of this Seattle home, the owners had two ways of reaching their house:... hired to design a path, but in addition to moving the clients from points A to B, he... so many backyards are the dreary experience in the "before" pictures. Well done. Excellent... Excellent design for a city back yard--and gaining a parking space is just great! Thanks..."
In Austin, a Backyard Wall Provides More Than Privacy
Designers solve a common privacy problem — and create some unexpected play — with a clever screening solution
"Designers solve a common privacy problem — and create some unexpected play — with... view, designers Jennifer Orr and Ilse Frank redirected it, designing an intimate... Austin backyard, however, an 8-foot-tall wall brings everything together. An unsightly... original design idea, attractive and practical too. This is kind of like Le Corbusier's... to the designers! Thanks for sharing the story Annie. I smell photo trickery to..."
Get Backyard Privacy the Subtler, Stylish Way
Why settle for a hulking brick wall when plants, screens and other refined backyard dividers do the job with panache?
"refined backyard dividers do the job with panache?... garden designer Stephanie Bartron frequently goes with a bamboo or hedge barrier.... personal patio. Regardless of your materials, both Bartron and Clodfelter agree that... makes your backyard look bigger." As you consider how best to solve your own backyard... outdoor patio space without covering up their views but also do want something that... covered patio with fireplace. But be sure to keep up with the pruning of those vines..."
A Modern Backyard Trumps the Texas Heat
New shaded areas offer a respite in an outdoor Houston living room, while a fire pit re-creates fond memories
"For the backyard renovation of a 1927 Houston bungalow, designer Brett Zamore channeled... in this design will usually keep the skeeter population down considerably. Those are... A well designed gutter will handle the volume. Capture some of the water for a fountain... Nice design. Particularly for eight months of the year. Are those pavers poured... Zamore Design focused most on creating a year-round backyard retreat that could handle..."
Garden Tour: A Colorful Patio Blooms in the Arizona Desert
"landscape designer transforms a couple's backyard patio into a feature-packed oasis... landscape designer Kathryn Prideaux. They wanted to create a true outdoor living experience:... on the patio. Already an ambitious undertaking, the project was complicated by the... the patio's limited space. "They weren't really concerned with how much space they... Arizona backyard patio looked like this. :) This is really lovely. I like that the..."
Patio of the Week: Keep a Secret Garden on the Side
Privacy and plantings are the focus of this Philadelphia side yard, offering a respite from a busy backyard
"garden designer Bill Dear. This lovely side yard patio and garden takes up a spot... While the backyard has a number of areas, including a pool, a deck, an open lawn and... path, patio and garden that create a distinct feeling of sheltered privacy. Garden... Size: The patio ranges from 7 to 16 feet wide.... their backyard. Yes, the backyard is pretty wonderful too - very different, more... wine. The designated area holds approximately a case of bottles and keeps the wine chilled..."
7 Outdoor Fire Features Fuel the Soul
Spark some backyard bonding with a fireplace or fire pit, taking inspiration from these shining examples of great design
"some backyard bonding with a fireplace or fire pit, taking inspiration from these... to your backyard? Here are some ideas to, ahem, fire up your imagination.... to our patio make-over and we love it! I designed a large fountain with LEF lights... in our backyard. There is always enough wine, dark beer, and marshmallows to go around... several designs and sizes. http://store.johntunger.com/collections/firebowls Wonderful..."
11 Design Solutions for Sloping Backyards
"sloping backyard. Thanks for the great ideas! I think sloppy yard design always more... challenge of designing and building on sloped backyards! Natural slopes are great for water... on in designing anything with a slope. The landscape architects who designed these... on the patio. The bushes need pruning once a year to keep the patio view neat and... wish my backyard had an obnoxious slope to work around. now you should do sloping..."
How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot
"Get a designer's tips for turning a hillside yard into the beautiful garden you’ve... retaining wall design and construction! Check out this picture of one we were just called... post a design dilemma, with pictures looking down to the house and up from the house... stone patio with a fire pit right where there is a terraced walkway landing? It sounds... about designing a garden to be seen from many different angles. You might be interested..."
Guest Picks: Design-Forward Outdoor Furniture
Treat yourself to one of these splurge-worthy patio pieces and enjoy great outdoor style for many summers to come
"splurge-worthy patio pieces and enjoy great outdoor style for many summers to come... pool, backyard or beach house. I promise, you won't be disappointed, because there... outdoor patio furniture! Kingsley-Bate Nice collection, but be careful choosing dark... decks and patios and do I need cushions to make them comfortable for all evening sitting... greatest in design...then if you see a good knock off you can go for it! Or, if budget..."
Case Study: 8 Tips for Planning a Backyard From Scratch
Turn a blank-slate backyard into a fun and comfy outdoor room with these ideas from a completely overhauled Phoenix patio
"blank-slate backyard into a fun and comfy outdoor room with these ideas from a completely... updated patio set; it requires a few unique design elements and a whole lot of creativity... beautiful backyard is all about those personal touches. Unlike with living rooms, however... trying to design our backyard. We want it to have space for us to entertain, the boys... simple backyard design that will sell when it's on the market this summer. I would..."
Ecofriendly Fire Pits: Casting Backyard Campfires in a New Light
Wood burning may be discouraged — even illegal in places — but that needn't mean forsaking the fire pit. Try one of these alternatives
"savvy designers and homeowners are turning to natural gas, bioethanol and wood a... fire pit design as a symbolic treatment to earth, wind and fire in our lakeside courtyard... creative design that reflected my style. I organized my courtyard space that sits 30... our own backyard. @Knudsonk - Wow! We're an Ecosmart dealer. Wish we could sell more... beautifully designed. However Crystal Lake Il is a suburban/rural community. Most folks..."
Inventive New Products for Fun Designs Ahead
Check out the 2013 Dwell on Design expo's twists on midcentury patterns, instant color palettes, surprises for the patio and more
"Dwell on Design expo's twists on midcentury patterns, instant color palettes, surprises... Dwell on Design conference and expo in Los Angeles June 21-23.... innovative designs. Those tiles are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! Such great ideas... for the patio and backyard appeared, too. Kindle Living showed an oversize heat lamp... This design would leave quite impression as a patio fixture. Vertical garden walls..."
Great Design Tree: Japanese Maple
"in her backyard and somehow has sprung a little seedling which is currently potted... shady backyard.... infestation.Design plants with autumn color:Persian Ironwood | Smoke Tree | Bald Cypress... great design plants:Tree Aloe | Red Kangaroo Paw | Blue Chalk Sticks | Catmint |... garden or patio..."