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16 Alluring Patio Designs

July 29, 2015
Try one of these creative ideas for your outdoor living space.
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Photo: Statile & Todd Inc., design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

An Oasis in Brooklyn

This idyllic backyard hideaway in Brooklyn by Statile and Todd Inc. combines nature and contemporary design in a patio that utilizes rectilinear stone (Mica Schist pavers) and an infill of barn red dust with a stabilizing agent.

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Photo: Falling Waters Landscape Inc.,

Mood Lighting

A combination of uplighting and downlighting to highlight architectural and planting features along with a glowing fire pit creates a cozy, intimate effect in this patio design from Falling Waters Landscape featuring acid washed concrete pavers.

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Photo: Exterior Worlds,

The Artful Arbor

An intricately patterned arbor crafted from aluminum casts lovely patterns of light and shadow across this backyard patio designed by Exterior Worlds Landscaping, including shrubs for privacy, drought-tolerant plants and a bed of limestone chips for flooring. 

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The Organic Gallery

This delightful patio in England designed by Cool Gardens Landscaping Ltd. is the perfect spot for afternoon tea and features a towering garden hedge that serves as an organic art gallery wall complete with an outdoor TV screen and audio system.

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