We're Officially Jealous of This Backyard
Lay of the Land
By ditching the dirt driveway for a series of outdoor rooms and converting the garage into a light-filled office, one family gained bragging rights for the best backyard ever.
A fire pit adds an instant focal point to an outdoor room. This sleek, contemporary design provides the perfect anchor for the living space while bolstering its cozy quotient. Tiny white marble stones differentiate the space from the rest of the garden.
The various outdoor rooms are connected by verdant "hallways" created using custom A-frame wooden fences and breathable vertical planters filled with edible plants.
A pergola addition is a pretty way to add shade and privacy, and give an open-air setting interiorlike appeal. This deck pergola is a natural fit for delineating the dining area.
This outdoor dining room feels like a chic rooftop restaurant thanks to an elevated deck, bar-height table, and bright pops of color. Built-in benches along the deck's perimeter offer extra seating for warm-weather gatherings.
If you think funky fixtures are just for indoors, take a closer look at this modern, citrus-kissed garden chandelier. The metal, globe-shaped design features a potted plant in the bottom.
A Movable Feast
Flexible furniture choices maximize space in the backyard. Here, a vintage cafeteria table on wheels can serve as either a dinner spot or a serving buffet depending on the occasion.
Step into My Office
The original 1950s garage was converted into a light-filled, open-air office. A vaulted ceiling with rich wood beams and pendant fixtures makes the space soar.
Minimalist metal shelves placed over a wooden serving table keep pretty dishware out in the open yet within easy reach. Celery-green plates and bowls add a pop of color to the mini kitchen space.
At a glance, the walls look like painted wood planks, but it's actually wallpaper designed to look like reclaimed wood. Rustic furnishings offer character-filled storage that plays up the room's urban farmhouse aesthetic.
Give a work space a quirky boost with creative storage solutions. Here, colorful mini colanders and canisters are called upon to store tiny desk accessories.
Refresh in 10 Minutes
Decorate your outdoor room in 10 minutes (or less) with these easy, can-do ideas.