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    A patio floor without rectilinear lines complements the organic shapes found in nature, for a relaxed, easygoing effect. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

    30 very cool patio projects - the ladder chandelier is my favorite!

    This is what I want for the backyard!! Very organic looking. I don't want bland straight lines.

    Outdoors

    Wonderful patio garden with bubbling water fountain. #gardenchat

    Patio Pal Quick Brick Patio System $29.95 | First build a simple redwood or cedar frame, fill with sand and smooth. Then place Patio Pal forms and your own bricks. Each form has built-in holes for drainage and grooves for perfect brick alignment. Add sand, sweep, and mist with water. That's it! Includes 10 Pals and covers approx 20 sq ft in total. Each is 17 1/2" sq. x 1/2" h.

    Decomposed granite patio : Botanica Landscape Inc.

    Give Your Yard a Boost - With flagstone, you can easily make an outdoor patio in a weekend -- no mortar required. Add potted plants and outdoor seating, such as a bistro set or an eclectic mix of colorful chairs, to create a quaint backyard escape.

    One of my all-time favorite outdoor spaces ever featured on the pages of TOH. Hands down. Photo: Jacqueline Koch | thisoldhouse.com | from Big Ideas for a Small Yard

    Patio. love.

    outdoor space with pond and a stunning landscape

    garden seating area

    How to make a DIY simple outdoor shade for summer entertaining (easy and affordable!)

    Outdoor Living - like the easy-care gravel patio, lined with stacked limestone to provide additional seating.

    A freestanding structure, set away from the bustle of the house, can be a real draw. This DIY structure is made of salvaged porch posts, diamond-pane windows and a gingerbread panel for the cornice. | Photo: Richard Leo Johnson | thisoldhouse.com

    This could hide a/c unit...both the sight and the noise.

    I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

    Dine Al Fresco Turn a tree stump into a dining table. Slice it level at about 28 inches tall, and crown it with a DIY poured concrete top.

    Building a patio with brick pavers in garden construction