Glass-Block Trellis Add privacy to a patio with a trellis punctuated by glass blocks. The light pattern that shines through the glass blocks, which came from an old dairy, changes with the movement of the sun. The homeowners chose heavy wood posts for the pergola to complement a large house and yard. Privacy Fence, Idea, Privacy Screens, Glass Blocks, Outdoor Rooms, Outdoor Home Decor, Glasses Blocks, Hot Tubs, Colors Glasses
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Set Up Screening Love your deck, but not your view? Install attractive structures that use complementary materials to create appealing borders that camouflage what you don't want to see. These small-slat screens pick up on the patterning on the long overhead pergola to create a seamless border for this backyard oasis.
Add Architectural Details - Give your yard a sense of elegance and sophistication with a pergola that incorporates interesting architectural details. A slightly curved roof, shield on the front of the pergola, and capitals on top of the columns make the structure a focal point in the yard instead of just an accent.
Terrace Sitting Room - This West Vancouver yard is divided into distinct living spaces, like this cosy sitting area. Make a vignette like this more intimate by adding an arbour overhead. Remember that backyards don't always have to be swathed in grass. Instead, create an inviting terrace like this one with a Pennsylvania bluestone floor. This way, plants and flowers take centre stage without competing with green grass. Also, choose simple patio furniture to keep a garden from looking too busy.
A pergola - I so want to put one of these out back by the pool! I am particularly in love with the columns and the light fixture. Adding the trees and shrubs creates a special defined space. Of course the pic has the wonderful rock garden behind it as well.....looks like a relaxing place to have AM coffee, or spend time with friends after dinner....ahhh!