California-Style Outdoor Spaces by Jamie Durie

Landscape designer Jamie Durie took inspiration from gardens and architecture in Los Angeles, Ojai and Palm Springs to create these beautiful outdoor rooms.
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November 25, 2014

Jamie took ideas he gleaned from the green movement in Los Angeles to create a living wall for a new pergola. Irrigation tubes line the wall, which is packed with vegetables, herbs and perennials. The roof is a mixture of grasses and agave. — Image courtesy of

In the same Los Angeles-inspired makeover, Jamie terraced the yard and added an attractive lounging area just outside the door. — Image courtesy of

A visit to Palm Springs gave Jamie ideas for this poolside makeover, including the use of tropical palms, cactus and drought-tolerant plants, plus red tile and natural stone. The new poolside benches function as a fix for a crumbling retainer wall. — Image courtesy of

The serene gardens and architecture of Ojai, Cal., were the inspiration for this beautiful meditation area. The area is partially enclosed with rope and rocks. — Image courtesy of

Spanish arches serve as an elegant "wall" for this stylish Santa-Barbara-inspired outdoor room.

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