Elegant patio photo in New York with no cover

Romantic Tarrytown Terrace

Traditional Patio, New York

Often, less is more. Take this landscape design composed of climbing roses, hydrangeas, and lilies surrounding a bluestone terrace. This small, suburban garden feels both expansive and intimate. Japanese forest grass softens the edge of the terrace and adds just enough of a modern look to make the garden’s owners, urban transplants, happy. “My husband and I were looking for an outdoor space that had a secret-garden feeling,” says homeowner Anne Lillis-Ruth. “We’ve had fun adding furniture, antique planters, and a stone fountain to [landscape designer] Robert Welsch’s beautiful landscape. The white and green plantings provide the perfect backdrop to my collection of colorful table linens, glassware, and china. We love our garden!” Dean Fisher loved it, too. “The setting is so lovely and relaxed. It evokes the south of France, with its intimate scale and the integration of house and patio through the use of the vines and other plantings.”
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leftcoastgal wrote:March 9, 2011
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    Westover Landscape Design
    6 years ago
    Hi Barbara Ann, at my own garden here in Tarrytown, we added sculpture from artists that we have known for years. That gives us a real connection to the art which also adds beauty and drama to the garden.
    You may also want to look at another of our gardens on Houzz which is filled with sculpture:
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    Chicago Roof Deck & Garden
    6 years ago
    You might be able to add the artistic element without buying just sculptures/ lawn art. Look for interesting furniture pieces that could add that element and be functional.
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trellis hides fence - plus vines; plus color of your stone?