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Unwind in an Enclosed Garden Sanctuary — Outdoors or In
Refresh your spirits amid the beauty of a walled garden or an interior courtyard designed with thoughtful plantings
"feature in garden design, but they actually go back a long way in garden history to... started in the ancient gardens of Persia, Egypt and Mesopotamia, then reappeared in... be seen in the atriums of contemporary housing and even small enclosed gardens today... answer in my mind lies in lines, flow, textures, colors, shapes and placement. When... always in the shadow. In a hot climate, on the other hand, that would be a plus...."
How to Get a Built-in Outdoor Grill
New project for a new year: Put fresh-air grilling on the menu with a built-in setup that suits your patio or yard
"built-in setup that suits your patio or yard... favorite outdoor activities, consider creating a built-in grill on your patio or in... chef out in the fresh air. Grills can make a house party easier by getting everyone... lawn or in the pool, and everyone can enjoy the aroma of delectable dishes sizzling... built in grill after we fill in the existing one. You can see part of it in this... everything in there until the next BBQ. Could I put a built in outdoor kitchen against..."
Hens Nest in Style in a Modern Nevada Coop
Take a mini tour of a backyard chicken coop built by a pro designer with all the essentials for the 'clients' and then some
"flock in her Ely, Nevada, backyard, she used some of the principles from her interior... design work in her new chicken coop. Providing the essentials — protection, food and comfort... don't poop in the feed, yes yuck but they do and we find keeping the nesting box darker... split in the middle for entrance. The birds then don't get the habit of eating their... favorite part in keeping a backyard flock. Kudos to you for having chickens. I've seen those..."
Houzz Tour: Way-Out-There Modern Living in Sydney
A third of its innovative kitchen is outdoors, but this modern home's indoor-outdoor connection doesn't stop there
"kitchen is outdoors, but this modern home's indoor-outdoor connection doesn't stop there... modern outdoor living space. Like the other houses on small lots in this eclectic... office in an outdoor shed opened the back of the house for seamless indoor-outdoor... neighborhood, in a suburb of Sydney, the house is built out to its side boundaries with minimal... living in a warm climate. The kitchen and outdoor office are great. I'm assuming..."
Kitchen of the Week: Open to the Outdoors in Ohio
"want it in Ohio. Winter, yuk. Then in the summer the bugs flying in your kitchen and... bring the outdoors in. Don't forget the screens to keep insects out and to provide some... we live in Michigan, in a highly treed area, so I am concerned about the bugs. I see... Here in the Midwest, the suburban critters seem to congregate in wait, for every... flying in? And in the evening while enjoying pool or fire-pit, possum, skunk, curious..."
Tuscan Travels Inspire a Granite Outdoor Kitchen in Maine
Serving up gourmet pizza and big views, this stone-laden cooking and entertaining space can cater to a crowd
"Tuscany have in common, it's rugged beauty. In Tuscany ruggedness comes from fieldstone... pired outdoor kitchen in the tony town of Camden, Maine, is not such a stretch.... bricks; in Maine it comes from the forests, sublime coastline and jagged granite o... install an outdoor kitchen where they could cook, entertain their friends and share their... while in Italy. The new kitchen is adjacent to a new library building across from..."
Houzz Tour: Openness Meets Intimacy in Wisconsin
Courtyards, a terrace and thoughtfully placed windows connect a home to the outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood
"to the outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood... Maniaci fell in love with his dream home 25 years before actually purchasing it, let’s just... intimacy in a relatively dense neighborhood. At the time, though, he couldn’t financially... who was in a wheelchair, had reconfigured the plumbing and electrical elements — outlets... corridors in an ad hoc fashion. So instead of purchasing the house right then, Maniaci..."
My Houzz: A Dream Indoor-Outdoor Home in Nicaragua
"with the outdoors create an air of paradise for U.S. transplants... Nicaragua in 2005 for a family vacation, but volcanoes, wildlife, markets, colonial... properties in Granada," says Kaplan. They bought a colonial house on the edge of a... house was in such poor shape that they demolished it — only the red clay roof tiles were... rebuilt in a typical colonial-Granada style that celebrates earth tones, organic shapes..."
Outdoor Fabric Joins the In Crowd
Stepping out in even the poshest interiors, durable outdoor fabrics have transcended sidekick status
"g out in even the poshest interiors, durable outdoor fabrics have transcended sidekick... more (in fact, most now are labeled "indoor-outdoor"). Here's what you need to know... Outdoor fabrics are one of the great design success stories of the past 10 or 15... they came in solids, stripes, beachy patterns, tropical florals and very little else... available in a huge range of chic colors and motifs, and homeowners have embraced the..."
Color Makes a Garden Dining Room Sing in Santa Fe
Vibrant stucco walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico
"harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico... their yard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "This space was important to them, because the weather... weather in Santa Fe is so nice most of the year, and they wanted to be able to use... The outdoor room is well appointed with comfortable and contemporary woven furniture... spent time in the outdoors in the Santa Fe area, you'll know that there are many little... amazing outdoor space, one of my favorites ever here on houzz. Everything in it is..."
Houzz Tour: Breezy Outdoor Living in Newport Beach
Skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of outdoor space help a modern California home take advantage of a sunny coastal climate
"plenty of outdoor space help a modern California home take advantage of a sunny coastal... their cars in the street, ran up and peeked in the front windows," says architect Paul... privacy in the outdoor spaces. Plenty of porches and patios offer access to the sunny... sunny outdoors from every room. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A couple with 2... indoors and outdoors -looks like such a fun house to live in. Me encanto!!!! Menos es..."
Style and Nature Come Together in a Slovenian Landscape Design
Natural plantings and local materials create a memorable outdoor experience in picturesque Kranjska Gora
"memorable outdoor experience in picturesque Kranjska Gora... Gora, in Slovenia, sits near the Austrian and Italian borders. Traditional wood and... It’s in this picturesque setting that designers Tina Demšar Vreš and Gregor Vreš... memorable outdoor experience. Respecting the region’s history and ecology while embracing... featured are in the US, so it's lovely to see other parts of the world featured occasionally..."
10 Great Ways to Unplug and Tune In to Nature
Whether you pledge to camp out or just promise yourself a stroll, these ideas will help you heed the call of the outdoors
"Great Outdoors in general, and my idea of camping out is reclining in the chaise... interested in the blooms. I have a couple of bird baths, because here in the South in... We live in the country on 7+ acres so we are outdoors all the time. I hope people can... holes in people's yards, caused delays in construction, and were just plain annoying... birthday is in mid-May and she had a few slumber parties outside in a big camping tent..."
Outdoor Lounging in Style
"about your outdoor furniture and invest in cushions and pillows in fade-resistant and... so many outdoor spaces so uncomfortable? Just because your patio is exposed to the... Indoor-outdoor fabrics are the best invention since furniture markers! Stop stressing... when not in use. In fact, we store them there year round. I had outdoor cushions from... We live in Portland, OR and invested in some really good waterproof covers for the..."
Houzz Tour: Pursuing the Good Outdoor Life in Palos Verdes
With a refinished patio and an added deck, these homeowners can enjoy the abundant California sunshine
"Peninsula in Los Angeles, they naturally looked to outdoor spaces — the neighborhood... shaded outdoor sitting area, giving their clients plenty of opportunities for al fresco... circular outdoor stairway. I like the after....but no TV/audio in this house? Lovely... staircase in the front and the recessed patio. Why would anyone want replace a good clay... Beautiful outdoor transformation. I particularly like the zig-zag on the stairs. ok..."