Urban Backyard Retreat

Allyson and Dean Tilles' backyard needs a cohesive design plan as well as a place for entertaining family. Landscape designer Lara Wilson creates a kid-friendly outdoor room complete with a flagstone patio, a copper arbor and kids' tent.

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All About

Landscape designer Lara Wilson builds an urban sanctuary with separate areas for everyone in the family. Large Arizona rosa flagstone is used to build a new patio right outside the kitchen. It's a smart idea to use larger stones when building a patio for families as it provides a more stable and safer platform. Variegate lemon thyme and mother of thyme are planted between the flagstones for an earthy look. The wood and copper pergola will help with the privacy and will act as a vine trellis when the plants mature.