Desert Landscape Desgin southwestern-patio

Desert Landscape Desgin

Private retreats in the desert

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August 7, 2014
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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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wire added this to dmikew's Ideas
last Sunday
Do this bench on Rocky Ridge Road
1european added this to 1european's ideas
February 18, 2015
lilcora added this to lilcora's Ideas
February 12, 2015
oncebitten added this to oncebitten's Ideas
February 9, 2015
fenced backyard
ltprincipal added this to ltprincipal's Ideas
February 8, 2015
Laura Powell added this to Landscapes
February 7, 2015
fcaruso56 added this to fcaruso56's Ideas
February 7, 2015
Hot Tub seating
glennafox added this to AZ HOUSE
February 4, 2015
Back patio wall bench
michaelmayne1 added this to Backyard
February 3, 2015
Above pool?
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January 27, 2015
Birch with back
zhop456 added this to zhop456's Ideas
January 23, 2015
Outdoor seating
kathy4165 added this to kathy4165's Ideas
January 17, 2015
Stone seats
dianeboysen added this to bedroom
January 9, 2015
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January 3, 2015
dbldee added this to entrance
January 1, 2015
curved bench seating
luccombe added this to luccombe's ideas
December 26, 2014
Garden seat
pollons added this to Desert Landscape
December 12, 2014
Sitting bench
johanck added this to johanck's ideas
December 2, 2014
mariaestercita added this to mariaestercita's Ideas
November 30, 2014
leighloo70 added this to leighloo70's Ideas
November 28, 2014
Susanne Gunther added this to susanne_gunther's Ideas
November 25, 2014
Monica added this to fire pit
November 22, 2014
straight up
flagstaffrachel added this to Outside
November 16, 2014
hazel410 added this to hazel410's Ideas
November 16, 2014
jillsaulsbury added this to landscape
November 11, 2014
nice seating feature
bradboyce added this to bradboyce's ideas
November 9, 2014
cool wall and bench
devcarol added this to Patio Ideas
November 7, 2014
possible along the north side of the yard under the oak. move the fire pit to here. using straw bales and stucco or facia stone
monarouge added this to monarouge's Ideas
November 6, 2014
courtney1375 added this to courtney1375's ideas
November 6, 2014
sancheznic added this to sancheznic's ideas
November 6, 2014
I lke it..
llewgolf added this to llewgolf's Ideas
November 3, 2014
Seating around fire pit
uresti7 added this to Dining Room Ideas
November 3, 2014
Paula Pingel-Krueger added this to Exterior Ideas
November 2, 2014
Sitting area
ancope added this to anna's likes
November 2, 2014
outside patio
jenhermes56 added this to jenhermes56's ideas
November 2, 2014
love this bench idea.
trinamiles added this to trinamiles's ideas
November 2, 2014
wall and windbreak?
scottieburger added this to Bathroom
November 2, 2014
Jan Shaffer added this to jan_shaffer's Ideas
November 2, 2014
Bench seating
robynduder added this to robynduder's ideas
November 2, 2014
I love the picture of outdoor sitting and /or a firepit.
zinika62 added this to zinika62's ideas
November 2, 2014
outside sits near fireplace
mudroomideas added this to for josh
November 2, 2014
courtyard seating
dskulinski added this to gardens
November 2, 2014
firepit seating
edwinvangorp added this to rincon largo
November 2, 2014
seating corner
beau803 added this to Outside
November 2, 2014
Boulder seating ?????
klaragurin added this to klaragurin's ideas
November 2, 2014
zahradne sedenie
sam66 added this to 04281976
November 2, 2014
racheli yitzhak added this to הבית שלנו
November 2, 2014
אופציה לשילוב בגדר החיצונית
safaelden added this to safaelden's ideas
November 1, 2014
Lovely photo
jpnoseworthy added this to Hacienda ideas
October 30, 2014
Cushions around pool
Melinda Merriam added this to landscaping
October 8, 2014
This is the wall!
Mary Warren added this to mary_warren1381615's Ideas
October 5, 2014
Bench against the wall
Stephanie Rios added this to stephanie_rios's ideas
September 28, 2014
Sitting area
dawnblasdel added this to dawnblasdel's Ideas
September 28, 2014
Love this seating idea
tucsonjoe added this to Back Yard Ideas
September 27, 2014
Bench seating along the tall retaining wall next to the pool?
djeast added this to djeast's ideas
September 27, 2014
Trey Swain added this to Outdoor Living Ideas
September 21, 2014
Curved stone/cement seat/bench.
Medford added this to baywindow
September 1, 2014
autumnburnett13 added this to autumnburnett13's ideas
August 30, 2014
seating arrangement
Shawn McElroy added this to shawn_mcelroy's Ideas
August 27, 2014
Jeanine Nosay added this to Jeanine Nosay's Ideas
August 25, 2014
Would like this around a fire pit.
dayner2 added this to dayner2's Ideas
August 22, 2014
Seating and padded seats on the outer wall? Would need taller back wall?
ladyjt added this to ladyjt's Ideas
August 21, 2014
Farrell Kaufman-Hogenauer added this to backyard
August 18, 2014
Seating against wall
Alla added this to Garden
August 16, 2014
brick sitting area - you can put cushions out when used
Stacey Tuffey added this to Stacey Tuffey's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Brick seating
navymedic added this to navymedic's Ideas
August 12, 2014
The design
angiereese added this to angiereese's ideas
August 9, 2014
Outside seating
abavev added this to abavev's Ideas
July 27, 2014
Seating ideas
gretch1165 added this to Utah home ideas
July 15, 2014
built-in seating against an outdoor wall
alexlag added this to alexlag's Ideas
July 13, 2014
Sunken fire
contessa1963 added this to contessa1963's Ideas
July 13, 2014
yvettamurphy added this to yvettamurphy's Ideas
July 7, 2014
Like build in outside bench
lovinghumanzee added this to lovinghumanzee's Ideas
June 23, 2014
joanlerina added this to joanlerina's Ideas
June 21, 2014
Hide away seating
paulais added this to paulais's ideas
June 21, 2014
jcurrens added this to jcurrens's Ideas
June 20, 2014
guest patio
edicken added this to edicken's ideas
June 8, 2014
dainea added this to dainea's ideas
June 5, 2014
Jelena Bg added this to terrazzo lavinio
June 5, 2014
pe92427 added this to pe92427's Favorites
May 31, 2014
beverleyb added this to beverleyb's ideas
May 25, 2014
wall, seating
charlesdjoe added this to patio and cover
May 22, 2014
seat wall with back
abdalah1392 added this to abdalah1392's Ideas
May 21, 2014
The mix between the stone setting area and the planters pots which made of calay
cmonovoukas added this to cmonovoukas's Ideas
May 21, 2014
Fire pit wall
Geoff Sauer added this to Geoff Sauer's Ideas
May 19, 2014
modnga added this to modnga's Ideas
May 17, 2014
Remodel our retaining wall like this but keep our structure
piquion added this to Terra e
May 16, 2014
The Space créantes with the wall
jehulbert added this to jehulbert's ideas
May 14, 2014
bench built int wall
Juelinton Silveira added this to juelinton_silveira's Ideas
April 27, 2014
kpascua506 added this to kpascua506's Ideas
April 27, 2014
Chairs for back deck
dtabile added this to dtabile's Ideas
April 25, 2014
The curved seating area
Jerri Baker added this to Bathroom Ideas
April 23, 2014
My fence and seating, great idea!!
trent1234 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 19, 2014
prashek added this to Patio Ideas
April 19, 2014
wall seating
jcoxsq added this to desert landscaping
April 18, 2014
pblgarcia added this to pblgarcia's Ideas
April 16, 2014
barbcl added this to barbcl's Ideas
April 15, 2014
smmjones added this to outdoors
April 13, 2014
The sitting wall is great!
Susan Pinkston-Dollinger added this to Dining Room Ideas
April 13, 2014
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
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
Judy Cummings added this to heyjude76's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Love stone
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
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
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
lintonf added this to Outdoor Spaces
November 6, 2013
Love this.
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
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