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Mid-Century Modern Landscape Design

Inspiration and ideas for mid-century modern landscape design. Go to for a printable, hi-res inspiration guide to this style.
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Sometimes minimalism is the best way to handle a small space! These sleek furnishings give a modern flair to this garden. For more ideas on dealing with a small yard, visit:

Small Yard Landscapes - Landscaping Network

Landscape designer Joseph Huettl shares his thought process for designing a mid-century modern home. For a printable guide to mid-century style, visit:

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Love the Gothic elegance of this antique iron window grill. I actually like it as a decor piece just on the wall! From La Caze. - is for Sale (Lacaze Inc)

The combination of pea green and burnt orange is a signature of mid-century modern homes. Love how such a spare planting can look so rich! Photo by Maureen Gilmer of Morongo Valley, CA. Intimidated by bold color schemes? Read how to use them here

Landscape Color Selection - Landscaping Network

Get ideas and inspiration for creating a mid-century inspired patio, deck or other outdoor space. For a printable, high-res version go to:

Landscape Design Sheet - - Photo Gallery - Landscaping Network

Can hardly believe this is a FRONT yard! Great ideas for small spaces. Clean lines and warm colors provide a modern look without feeling cold. Designed by Shades of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA.

Modern Front Yard Outdoor Living Space - Landscaping Network

These spheres light up the wall and give the area a feeling of playfulness. Love the decor choices as well.

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The stucco walls of the home seem perfectly aligned with the knobbly white trunks of the birches and the ripples in the water. Beautiful use of texture and color by Hershberger Design in WY.

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What a cheerful use of poured concrete. I just want to sprint up the stairs for the sheer pleasure of it! Designed by David Wilson Garden Design in Austin, TX.

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The strips of lawn in between the poured concrete softens the squares, yet emphasizes the geometric inspiration for the space. Design by David Wilson Garden Design in Austin, TX.

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The modern shade structure provides a perfect place to view the helix sculpture in this award-winning landscape by The Cornerstone Landscape Group in Fort Wayne, IN.

Modern Landscaping - Fort Wayne, IN - Photo Gallery - Landscaping Network

These privacy walls are a modern way of turning the front yard into usable space for entertaining or just hanging out. The horsetail/ Equisetum makes the verticality of the walls seem intentional and striking.

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Can't rave enough about the sleek choices in decor. Modern with just the right touch of warmth. Design by Rozewski & Co Designers.

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Water feature as sculpture! The points on these wall planters reflect the shape of water droplets as they fall. Love the metal backdrop. Design by Cleve West Landscape Design.

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This adorable outdoor playhouse could double as a greenhouse when the kids outgrow it.

Modern Cabana: Prefab for the Rest of the Family

These cool metal chairs look so chic next to the simple white planter. Learn more about choosing the right patio furniture at:

Recycled Landscaping Ideas - Landscaping Network

This lightweight portable lamp can be carried through the landscape or used as a decorative feature during parties. Love the vase shape. Made by OXO, sold by Lamp Lust.

Flameless Candles, String Lights & Contemporary Lighting

Can't decide what I love most - the twiggy spheres, the smooth wooden bench, the panels defining the space, or the color of the cushions and decor. Lovely all the way around. Designed by Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture in Santa Monica, CA.

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These cast concrete sculptures can be incorporated into walls, fences, pergolas, etc - or used as a stand-alone sculpture. From PCO Design.

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What interesting, sleek modern planters from PCO Design. The dual heights of the planter would make a great display for succulents.

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