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Back Bay Retreat contemporary landscape

Back Bay Retreat


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Michelle Baker wrote:
What stone is that called? - I am doing a Fire pit but it is foot level and descends into a smaller circle where you would put the wood. This stone looks perfect. Why kind is it? I know its a slate style.
   Comment   June 11, 2013
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Oklahoma Sweetwater is the name we were given. Each stone Distributor will likely have a variation of the name.
June 19, 2013 at 2:22pm   
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Margery wrote:
Is something missing from seat wall?
   Comment   August 1, 2012

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Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping added this to Small Garden Strategy: Built-In Seating
Create room for fire features. This fire feature would need to be much smaller to accommodate the footprint of mobile seating. The built-in seating leaves room for more drama.Tell us: If you have a tip that worked for you or a beautiful small-space garden, please share it below!More:16 Fire Pits to Fit Into Your LandscapeFind Your Perfect Patio
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Seating. Seating can be created by stacking mortared flagstone to the desired height (typically 18 to 22 inches), then capping the stack off with a smoother capstone that is comfortable to sit on. Low seating walls like these work well on the edges of patios or around fire pits. You can match the flagstone that is in your patio for a monochromatic, seamless look, or you can use a different type of flagstone for a contrasting appearance. It's a little tricky to construct level and secure seating, so I recommend hiring a crew to build your flagstone seating wall.

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grainnebaxter added this to grainnebaxter's ideas
on Wednesday
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Patio w fire pit
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Gravel with stone
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pebbles and plants in between
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stones integrated into patio
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flagstone with gravel
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Flagstone filled with loose pebble materials
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Impervious flagstone design
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Aggregate between stone
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March 29, 2014
great natural look, gravel between stones
Lauren Varner added this to backyard
March 22, 2014
Smooth gravel in between sandstone pavers
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March 20, 2014
Gravel between flagstones does not look super great. The tighter fitting the better.
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March 15, 2014
Curved seating wall
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March 12, 2014
Stacked flagstone
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March 8, 2014
Flagstone with pebble stones
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March 5, 2014
Flagstone patio
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March 2, 2014
Interesting fire pit and patio type stone from Falling Water Ideabook
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February 27, 2014
Like the bench
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flagstone and fire pit
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Flagstone patio
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Fire pit
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gravel and river rock
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I like the bench around it.
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January 7, 2014
stacked stone look
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December 28, 2013
Wall with seating
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December 27, 2013
Seating around fire pit
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December 25, 2013
Wall natural stone
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December 15, 2013
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December 11, 2013
Low seating walls like these work well on the edges of patios or around fire pits. You can match the flagstone that is in your patio for a monochromatic, seamless look, or you can use a different type of flagstone for a contrasting appearance. It's a little tricky to construct level and secure seating, so I recommend hiring a crew to build your flagstone seating wall.
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December 7, 2013
don't like
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November 30, 2013
Organic look
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November 27, 2013
How to Use Flagstone Patios. Flagstone is a favorite material for creating outdoor gathering spaces like patios. It's possible to lay flagstone on a sand bed and then fill in the joints with gravel for a very casual look, but if you want something longer lasting, you'll have to pull out the big guns. That means laying the flagstone on concrete and then mortaring the joints. You can't simply lay the flagstone on the ground and mortar the joints — this is a poor practice that leads to cracked joints and an unstable and unsightly patio. These types of projects are better left to the professionals. Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture Seating. Seating can be created by stacking mortared flagstone to the desired height (typically 18 to 22 inches), then capping the stack off with a smoother capstone that is comfo
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November 20, 2013
Like the flag stone
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November 20, 2013
Low retaining wall for seating
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November 18, 2013
#14 Good mix of flagstone and fire pit stone
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November 15, 2013
Like pea gravel b/w flagstone
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Seating wall
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October 30, 2013
Side backyard
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October 30, 2013
fire place
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October 23, 2013
Not sure about the pebbles between the rock
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October 20, 2013
Fire ring
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October 17, 2013
more rustic
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pebbles in between
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Black pepple
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October 1, 2013
firepit with built in seating.
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October 1, 2013
Fire pit
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September 30, 2013
Love this combo of flag and mixed la paz pebbles Love seat wall.
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September 29, 2013
Love this patio
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Flagstone with rock
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Pavers & gravel
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Back yard/ patio/firepit/ ideas
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fire pit and wall seat
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September 23, 2013
fire pit - raised with seating
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September 22, 2013
the flagstone
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September 22, 2013
fire pit is low to the ground
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September 21, 2013
creating the features with the flagstone itself; making the sides of the containers out of flagstone.
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September 19, 2013
gap between pavers with rock
cyoung0779 added this to wes's ideas for house
September 19, 2013
Oklahoma sweetwater
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September 15, 2013
back yard
Randi Phelps added this to Outdoor
September 13, 2013
flagstone seating. seriously good idea.
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September 11, 2013
Detail: Pebbles inside the flagstone joints
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September 8, 2013
Closeup of flagstone seating
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September 8, 2013
Margaret Cline added this to Landscaping
September 8, 2013
Great use of flagstone
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September 7, 2013
Fire pit
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September 6, 2013
gravel between stones
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September 5, 2013
the color of the stones
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September 4, 2013
flagstone patio, rock wall with seating, and fire pit
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Around fountain
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Planter and pathway
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grus mellan stenar ute
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Low wall
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August 28, 2013
mountain house
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August 28, 2013
Flagstone & bench seating
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August 27, 2013
Fire pit with good color for flagstone
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August 26, 2013
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August 25, 2013
Slate fire pit
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August 25, 2013
Seating can be created by stacking mortared flagstone to the desired height (typically 18 to 22 inches), then capping the stack off with a smoother capstone that is comfortable to sit on.
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August 25, 2013
do we add a seat for the front?, side ?
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Flagstone plus seating area
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August 23, 2013
fire pit and wall
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August 22, 2013
nice brown flagstone
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Gravel and flag stone
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August 21, 2013
flagstone w gravel
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Marissa Egan added this to Somers, outdoor
August 20, 2013
Seating around fire pit. Dislike stacked look of stone though.
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August 19, 2013
Stone, appearance
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August 18, 2013
For island
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August 18, 2013
Flagstone wal
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August 18, 2013
stone pavers
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August 17, 2013
Stone colors
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August 17, 2013
Ideas for stonework for wall/seating.
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August 16, 2013
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August 14, 2013
Flagstone surrounded by gravel.
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August 14, 2013
fire pit!!!
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August 13, 2013
low and flatter rocks
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August 11, 2013
For back yard+ front walk & borders
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August 10, 2013
Love the look of this stone the patio is beautiful, the wall is lovely. like the stacked stone look as opposed to the paver look.
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August 8, 2013
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August 7, 2013
Would this type of stone with pebbles work in ohio?
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August 6, 2013
retaining wall
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August 5, 2013
stone fire pit with stone bench
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August 5, 2013
Idea for backyard
Donnie LaCourse added this to donnie_lacourse's Ideas
August 5, 2013
Firepit at far end of patio
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August 5, 2013
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Flagstone seating
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July 27, 2013
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July 25, 2013
Gas fire pit
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July 24, 2013
Patio with seating
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July 23, 2013
Flagstone-rimmed fire ring
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July 22, 2013
Seat wall
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July 21, 2013
More like this one
Jane Beuyukian added this to jane_beuyukian's ideas
July 20, 2013
Nice flagstone
Spencer Hunt added this to spinhunt's ideas
July 16, 2013
Great fire pit patio
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July 16, 2013
Seating wall and flagstone
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July 14, 2013
Stone seating
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July 14, 2013
Flagstone walls/walkwat
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July 13, 2013
bench and firepit
leandrahill added this to leandrahill's Ideas
July 13, 2013
Fire pit area looks great!
ysiment added this to ysiment's ideas
July 12, 2013
great idea of having the wall around a fire pit
Claudia Olalla added this to claudiaolalla's ideas
July 12, 2013
love the gravel between the flagstone. Not too crazy for the color of flagstone...but love the texture
jlpruitt added this to landscape
July 12, 2013
love the large stones
djevans123 added this to patios
July 10, 2013
low 'seating' wall & firepit
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July 10, 2013
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July 10, 2013
low wall for seating by fire pit
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July 10, 2013
This would be a great option for the fire pit area.
scmom added this to scmom's ideas
July 10, 2013
like it
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July 9, 2013
Christa Gruber added this to Exterior Ideas
July 9, 2013
Like the large stone as an endcap
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July 8, 2013
flagstone seating wall
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July 8, 2013
Flagstone 3
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firepit and bench
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July 7, 2013
Laid on sand with gravel (casual)
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seating around a fire pit/
didee47 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 4, 2013
the flagstone path
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July 4, 2013
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July 1, 2013
irr flagstone
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July 1, 2013
fire pit
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June 30, 2013
flagstone patio with gravel between
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June 30, 2013
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Pebbles and flagstone
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June 30, 2013
Seating around fire pit
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June 28, 2013
Flagstone seating and fire pit
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June 26, 2013
The flagstone around a fire and plants
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June 25, 2013
love the flagstone
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June 24, 2013
Pavers at firepit
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June 24, 2013
flagstone wall for around plantings gravel between flagstone paving
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June 23, 2013
flagstone with rock/pebbles between stones
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June 23, 2013
Fire pit and flagstone
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June 23, 2013
Flagstone and pebbles
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June 21, 2013
idea for our fire pit area. seating. plantings behind.
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June 21, 2013
Big lag stones
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June 20, 2013
Flagstone seating
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June 20, 2013
you can do this lava stone for seating
Susan Hill added this to house ideas
June 20, 2013
like the look of flagstone
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June 19, 2013
paving idea
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June 19, 2013
flag stone seating .... hmmmm, maybe
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June 17, 2013
retaining wall as seating around fire pit
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