Desert Landscape Desgin contemporary patio

Desert Landscape Desgin

Private retreats in the desert

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Southwestern Garden Style
In a landscape stretching for miles, an enclosed space also provides a human-size sense of scale as well as a sense of security. In this space, the walls are high enough to provide a sense of enclosure but low enough to let you take in the view.
Keep warm. Fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and heat lamps are obvious ways to keep warm in the winter, extending time enjoying outdoor living. Another way to consider keeping warm in the months ahead is to use only deciduous trees near south- and west-facing walls, which will better absorb extra heat from the sun when cool, but filter the sun from the same surfaces during warmer months. Also consider places on your property where you wish to dine and at what time of day — blocking chilly winds and absorbing sun are paramount to winter al-fresco dining.More: Guides for your Southwest garden
Annie Thornton added this to Your November Garden Checklist
Southwest. "Fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and heat lamps are obvious ways to keep warm in the winter, extending time enjoying outdoor living," writes New Mexico landscape designer David Cristiani."Another way to consider keeping warm in the months ahead is to use only deciduous trees near south- and west-facing walls, which will better absorb extra heat from the sun when cool, but filter the sun from the same surfaces during warmer months," Cristiani says. "Also consider places on your property where you wish to dine and at what time of day — blocking chilly winds and absorbing sun are paramount to winter al fresco dining."Get his Southwest November checklist

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jcoxsq added this to desert landscaping
16 hours ago
pblgarcia added this to pblgarcia's Ideas
on Wednesday
barbcl added this to barbcl's Ideas
on Tuesday
smmjones added this to outdoors
on Sunday
The sitting wall is great!
Susan Pinkston-Dollinger added this to Dining Room Ideas
on Sunday
w2ebs added this to outdoor pergola
April 12, 2014
wall seating
Jeanene Hansen added this to Landscape Ideas
April 6, 2014
permanent seating
jodeehouse added this to jodeehouse's ideas
April 3, 2014
Too high!
Custom Hardscapes added this to customhardscapes's ideas
April 1, 2014
Natural built in seating wall
julip31 added this to julip31's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Aidan's idea
Liz D'Anna added this to webuser_51716's ideas
March 30, 2014
gouom added this to gouom's Ideas
March 28, 2014
محوطه نشيمن
pinkdivot added this to pinkdivot's Ideas
March 27, 2014
Outdoor bench nm
eileenspage added this to eileenspage's ideas
March 26, 2014
keldrake added this to keldrake's ideas
March 26, 2014
stone wall
shawn_62 added this to exterior
March 20, 2014
bench wall
gretchent added this to gretchent's landscape ideas
March 16, 2014
Potted plants next to fire pit
gretchent added this to Desert Hot Tubs & Pools
March 16, 2014
Potted plants next to fire pit
rcc0221 added this to patio
March 16, 2014
Wall chair
roseellison added this to landscaping
March 13, 2014
nice idea for the patio floor
evanvalin added this to carefree house
March 11, 2014
Entry bench
nvcowgirl added this to nvcowgirl's ideas
March 10, 2014
nice seating area
chars1 added this to Garden
March 9, 2014
Laura Ontiveros Jimenez added this to Garden
March 6, 2014
Desert garden bench.
pkcarol added this to xeric landscapes
March 2, 2014
seating wall idea
lyndsaymaj added this to Landscape
March 1, 2014
Fire pit seating
nrchamp added this to Patio Ideas
March 1, 2014
Build a bench against the outer wall of the house to save room. Store things beneath the bench in cabinets
mattiei added this to mattiei's Ideas
February 20, 2014
Seating area
karenfortier added this to Patio Ideas
February 19, 2014
curved bench
janebkk added this to outdoor looks for new mexico
February 18, 2014
seating cushion ideas.. for outside
christijens added this to christijens's Ideas
February 18, 2014
Bench seat
rckayser added this to Landscape Ideas
February 16, 2014
seating area, privacy patio area
robyn Abbott added this to Sutton"s Exterior
February 13, 2014
make depth of seating right size to fit standard ready made cushions
alienone added this to alienone's Ideas
February 11, 2014
Maracay Homes added this to maracay65's ideas
February 10, 2014
different and fun
nge4son added this to nge4son's Ideas
February 8, 2014
Love this
Brianne Holden added this to brianne_holden's Ideas
February 8, 2014
Bench in wall
lanedert added this to lanedert's Ideas
February 7, 2014
A wall can be a seat. Good for party crowds and D
nicolef4 added this to Patio Ideas
February 6, 2014
Outdoor seat
Candice Dunlap added this to candice_dunlap's ideas
February 5, 2014
good idea
weirish added this to weirish's Ideas
February 4, 2014
lucyandtamra added this to lucyandtamra's ideas
February 3, 2014
what a view! bet frisbee isnt the best game to play in this yard :0)
vosa added this to Patio Ideas
February 2, 2014
Cushion very nice
friedalouw added this to friedalouw's ideas
January 28, 2014
sori_eh added this to Nirit & Ehud - Exterior
January 28, 2014
עוד פינת ישיבה יפה, יכולה גם להיות בקומה שניה
Arch Visuals Studio added this to bonface_ooko's ideas
January 28, 2014
Al Fresco Dining
susan0214 added this to Backyard
January 27, 2014
tall grasses behind wall (behind our fence?)
Beverly Hamilton added this to beverly_hamilton's Ideas
January 25, 2014
Los asientos
jfd0302 added this to Exterior
January 24, 2014
Sitting area in desert botanical gardens
kirschi added this to Kirschi
January 24, 2014
lotaubman added this to nursery
January 20, 2014
kdlewis5721 added this to kdlewis5721's Favorites
January 19, 2014
nung_baiq added this to interior design
January 17, 2014
so beautiful terrace
whwasson added this to livingroom
January 16, 2014
Cuved wall bench
janetho1 added this to Yard Ideas
January 13, 2014
Fire pit
Diane Kimbrell Howell added this to diane_kimbrellhowell's Ideas
January 10, 2014
Backyard courtyard idea
slagter added this to slagter's ideas
January 10, 2014
outside couch
hunter789 added this to garden
January 10, 2014
pot plant
lgater added this to my home decorating ideas
January 4, 2014
very neat
kimmarie22 added this to kimmarie22's Favorites
December 23, 2013
Looking out my back yard in my next home
cstedfox added this to Landscape Ideas
December 21, 2013
Sharon Shepard added this to Outdoor
December 18, 2013
vferminm added this to vferminm's ideas
December 17, 2013
asientos de la casa de campo
velos added this to Patio Covers
December 17, 2013
Settee for backyard
OCD Designpc added this to Dainton Landscape project
December 12, 2013
Like the bench Idea and maybe put tempered glass on top of wall.
scott_anaturalbliss added this to scott_anaturalbliss's ideas
December 8, 2013
outdoor seating wall with view
ellemay23 added this to ellemay23's ideas
December 5, 2013
seats on retaining wall
christinae9 added this to christinae9's Ideas
December 4, 2013
Lots a seating
swa13324 added this to outdoor patio
December 4, 2013
planter area on the end
sethcombs added this to sethcombs's Ideas
November 30, 2013
Fire pit seating
rowant22 added this to rowant22's Ideas
November 30, 2013
Under tree sitting are
swiftone1 added this to Patio Ideas
November 20, 2013
Renny Hsiung added this to renny_hsiung's Ideas
November 16, 2013
Juan Prieto added this to juan_prieto9769's Ideas
November 11, 2013
Fire pit cushions
Daiva Žukauskienė added this to Exterior Ideas
November 11, 2013
gera idėja;)
nicoledear added this to nicoledear's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Sofá externo
bafamily added this to bafamily's Ideas
November 9, 2013
karl49 added this to karl49's Ideas
November 9, 2013
Fire pit southwest style
sheryn2013 added this to front courtyard
November 7, 2013
pads for built- in seat
roinajoy added this to roinajoy's ideas
November 7, 2013
Fab outdoor built in chairs
celineandmike added this to celineandmike's Ideas
November 7, 2013
ahillincolorado added this to Patio Ideas
November 7, 2013
I love this high bench seating around the patio. With some grasses behind it, it could make a nice privacy wall.
tullamwona added this to tullamwona's ideas
November 7, 2013
the fact that the building is located in the valler
munzl added this to munzl's ideas
November 7, 2013
Tonya Chaney-Ewing added this to clampitt
November 7, 2013
miljana added this to landscape
November 7, 2013
umesto klupe
roo789 added this to roo789's ideas
November 7, 2013
a024672 added this to Fire pit
November 7, 2013
love bench for around firepit but lower back height
khongorzul added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 7, 2013
rexallady added this to rexallady's ideas
November 6, 2013
firepit cushions
hbaumann added this to Exterior Ideas
November 6, 2013
love it!
ingagr added this to ingagr's ideas
November 6, 2013
out chair for garden
scottbrandon added this to Home Ideas
November 6, 2013
Stone seat
ballantynes added this to ballantynes's ideas
November 6, 2013
for the apartment terrace
annmarie123 added this to annmarie123's ideas
November 6, 2013
outdoor heating, firepits, heat lamps, blankets.
bernsingsen added this to Landscape Ideas
November 6, 2013
Southwestern; xeroscape, back wall to yard???
lorez added this to lorez's ideas
November 6, 2013
kevlarster added this to Patio Ideas
November 6, 2013
Form and function, its cozy yet bold.
kimlsutton added this to Outdoor
November 6, 2013
Sun basking bench wall
Sheri Calonge added this to sheri_calonge's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Seating for FirePit
vikingsd added this to vikingsd's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Stone bench with pads
Patrick Morgan added this to patrick_morgan5422's ideas
November 6, 2013
? up front
dmeskell added this to dmeskell's ideas
November 6, 2013
fathemeh added this to fireplace
November 6, 2013
kayajack added this to kayajack's Ideas
November 6, 2013
built in seating
kikifuchs added this to general
November 6, 2013
rockwall seating area
zfoodslady added this to Heather's New Ideabook 2013
November 6, 2013
the sitting area
bullockb added this to bullockb's ideas
November 6, 2013
Sonewall bench
joanne_civitello added this to Patio Ideas
November 6, 2013
_kirss_ added this to _kirss_'s Ideas
November 6, 2013
ebberts added this to ebberts's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Stone patio
rarrarte added this to rarrarte's ideas
November 6, 2013
Lisa Schulz added this to Backyard
November 6, 2013
Outdoor seating
Tess Wittler, Writer added this to Fun Ideabook Articles & Finds
November 5, 2013
November Garden Checklist
Londa McKenzie added this to color
November 5, 2013
Shere'e Loftus added this to webuser_6525269's ideas
November 5, 2013
Homemade outdoor curved sofa
mcenerini59 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 4, 2013
round out seating at guest house patio
najsmj added this to Outdoor living spaces
November 3, 2013
Like the brick seating idea.
petersenprojects added this to petersenprojects's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Built In Benches
Ramón Rodio added this to remorodio's Ideas
November 3, 2013
En la parte baja del jardín
kkssp added this to outside yard
November 3, 2013
perfect for our view
Maria Claudia Angeles added this to mariaclaudia_angeles's Ideas
November 2, 2013
crafthc added this to crafthc's ideas
November 2, 2013
erdalh added this to erdalh's Ideas
October 26, 2013
Bonnie Shearer added this to Outdoor
October 26, 2013
great idea making the backrest high enough for regular chair covers to fit in!
mepflorez added this to mepflorez's ideas
October 25, 2013
dstahl71 added this to Exterior Ideas
October 19, 2013
bjsl added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 18, 2013
irishblue3 added this to Landscape Ideas
October 17, 2013
Stone bench seating with cushions
dd85606 added this to outdoors
October 13, 2013
Jayashree Mapari added this to Exterior Ideas
October 12, 2013
seating for gachi
jennahlunghusen added this to Jennah House
October 9, 2013
ralcaraz added this to ralcaraz's Ideas
October 6, 2013
rolandthoms added this to rolandthoms's ideas
October 3, 2013
Cushions for seat wall
franmc added this to backyard ideas
October 3, 2013
bench with back
lnranger added this to landscaping
September 25, 2013
Outdoor living
debiladd added this to Exterior Ideas
September 23, 2013
just love the stone benches
guranga added this to guranga's Ideas
September 22, 2013
Jennifer Moyer added this to Landscape Ideas
September 22, 2013
Love how they did the curved seating with pots.
phmurray added this to exterior
September 21, 2013
Seating around firepit
jerenee added this to Entertaining Areas
September 19, 2013
albanyga1 added this to albanyga1's Ideas
September 18, 2013
deanpowers added this to garden ideas
September 15, 2013
Pepper Baumann added this to pkelley1111's ideas
September 7, 2013
Unique and fun bench seating
sheryn2013 added this to backyard
September 6, 2013
cocomicah added this to cocomicah's ideas
September 4, 2013
katiemcspadden added this to Exterior Ideas
September 2, 2013
like the idea of a bench
Hayley Melidonis added this to Patio Ideas
September 1, 2013
Seat ideas for cushions
Alan added this to tv 7 fire
August 31, 2013
wall seats
jvesseyfire added this to Patio Ideas
August 29, 2013
sitting area
Marlene Barnett added this to my decour
August 27, 2013
Remind me of Arizona
bnolen01 added this to Book 1
August 27, 2013
adkins13 added this to adkins13's Ideas
August 16, 2013
So purty
Duane Myers added this to Exterior Ideas
August 13, 2013
Love the high desert landscape
J Parker McCollum, Inc. added this to Patios and Decks
August 13, 2013
Desert patio with built-in bench along wall.
apeake added this to apeake's Ideas
August 13, 2013
willydk9 added this to Back Yard
August 2, 2013
crushed gravel that JOHN is talking about
jhoucke added this to Front Courtyards
July 29, 2013
Seating ...gaudilike
sianakyriacou added this to Garden
July 22, 2013
Garden sitting
nolafan added this to Patio Ideas
July 22, 2013
built in seating
naimhabil added this to naimhabil's ideas
July 22, 2013
bahettich added this to bahettich's Ideas
July 19, 2013
I like adding cushions to a hard built-in bench
sonjalhowe added this to sonjalhowe's Ideas
July 18, 2013
Built-in bench wall
jamessmirl added this to jamessmirl's ideas
July 15, 2013
garden ideas
ward52 added this to ward52's ideas
July 13, 2013
acton2004 added this to acton2004's Ideas
July 12, 2013
For fire pit
nsides added this to nsides's Ideas
July 10, 2013
gustavnel added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 10, 2013
carolinad123 added this to carolinad123's Ideas
July 6, 2013
Suzie Ball added this to suzie_ball's Ideas
July 2, 2013
marybeth02 added this to marybeth02's Ideas
June 29, 2013
thuhea added this to thuhea's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Concrete bench
godiva523 added this to godiva523's Favorites
June 20, 2013
Outdoor seating
wmay121 added this to Firepit
June 17, 2013
Seatwall like a bench - higher with cushions
scruton added this to scruton's fireplace
June 16, 2013
rcsosa added this to Outdoor sitting areas
June 10, 2013
Stone sitting are.
djigs added this to djigs's ideas
June 6, 2013
sitting arrangment
twojiles added this to twojiles's Ideas
June 5, 2013
Great outdoor area
Peters Painting and Remodeling Inc. added this to stairs foyers
June 5, 2013
seating idea
jscheetz added this to jscheetz's ideas
June 3, 2013
It is circular
tanyasabanina added this to tanyasabanina's Ideas
June 3, 2013
05242003 added this to 05242003's ideas
June 2, 2013
Curved seating for wall
Olga Porras added this to olga_porras's Ideas
June 1, 2013
Seating area
ddbuild added this to ddbuild's Ideas
May 30, 2013
cmagsipoc added this to patio
May 27, 2013
side seating for patio
southwestwilcox added this to southwestwilcox's ideas
May 26, 2013
seating - corner by casita?
cindymerle added this to out door landscape
May 23, 2013
natural setting
valerio923 added this to Bedroom
May 18, 2013
rainyj added this to McClure Pool
May 17, 2013
Built in
sallykilbridge added this to sallykilbridge's Ideas
May 17, 2013
Fire pit seating
lillatjie added this to poepol's Ideas
May 5, 2013
Danielle Freshour added this to outdoor spaces
April 30, 2013
almadiva added this to Landscaping
April 29, 2013
sandy gravel
hananbarham added this to hananbarham's Ideas
April 24, 2013
Built in chairs
Chantal Courtemanche added this to chantal_courtemanche's ideas
April 16, 2013
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April 14, 2013
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