"The surroundings were paramount. The indoor-outdoor approach is extremely important," says Hollis. "But it was important for the design to emphasize this aspect of the client’s lifestyle and taste and not get in the way. They were looking for elegance, ease and luxury."
Contemporary Built-In Seating with Fire Pit
HGTV shows you a contemporary backyard seating area with built-in benches and a custom fire pit.
How to Design a Party Yard
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Pergola & Patio Inspiration
Our backyard has a concrete patio, but I'm trying to find ways to make it more intimate and cozy. I've mentioned before that I would like our garden to feel more lush and green, but also give us more privacy. Right now our patio is right out in the open, and although I love being able to see such a wonderful 180 degree view of the Puget Sound, I would like to add a little intimacy to our patio. As a reminder, this is what we're working with now: These are a few inspiration photos I've found…
Riva Collection by Jasper Morrison for Kettal
Designer Jasper Morrison has created a collection of outdoor furniture for Kettal that utilizes traditional plank construction of the seat and back.