I like the feeling of this enveloped outdoor entertaining area with a wall of green surrounding it. I would add scented flowering plants, expalier fruit trees, herbs and veges.

Great outdoor dining area Michael Trapp garden for Richard Lambertson and John Truex, CT

What a perfect example of the benefits of working with what you've got. This home garden provides the owners with privacy without sacrificing the beautiful sprawling oak tree in the center...

A Private Garden from Ohashi Design Studio

Eco Factor: Interior garden keeps your interiors away from peeps and provides fresh air. Why cut a tree in your backyard to get some space for your deck when you can use it in the most beautiful of ways to provide fresh air, cooling and above all.

Black pergola with red brick house

Pretty, Inspiring Pergola Ideas

Pergolas - in all sizes, shapes & colors. The dark color of this pergola emphasizes its linear structure . and contrasts nicely with the round white concrete-topped stone water garden.

Shabby soul: Sunday garden - Shady gardens

When I started gardening I had a garden in full shade. I did not want to give up, and I wanted to create a harmonious space.

Monica Bhargava California House - Global Home Decor - House Beautiful

A Layered California House Designed by Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn's Monica Bhargava

The creative force behind Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn, Monica Bhargava, takes House Beautiful inside her globally-inspired California home.

Beautiful tree in the patio

Outdoor space built around a huge tree! What a great inspiration for a holiday home! With an outdoor eating space and entertainment space in one!

Kitchen via Architectural Digest

French doors to backyard off of kitchen. Kitchen also opens up to family room that also has doors to open up to backyard

A masonry wall blanketed in faux boxwood by American Foliage & Design Group offsets outdoor furniture by Richard Schultz and limestone paving on the crisply

Donny Deutsch’s Modern New York City Townhouse

Garden idea - this is a perfect spot for an afternoon reading.

Black and white patio chairs. A pool with fountains? Or just a fountain? And a walkway with wild vines and flower gardens. Dream home backyard!

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Underneath an ornate chandelier, is the perfect place for al fresco dining or impromptu tea parties. Iron fixtures allow for outdoor permanence; stone tiles provide a level surface for the table and chairs.

quiet night; sparkling light

Iron railing, lighting, and beautiful windows with lush vines create a inviting space