Family-Friendly Backyard With Warm, Coastal Touches

A Minnesota couple with two gymnast daughters wanted an outdoor space that felt warm and tropical, with room to practice new moves and host a crowd. Thus, Mom's Landscaping layered their client's yard with bistro lights and palm trees, as well as included a pool, swing bed, fire pit and trampoline for the whole family's enjoyment.

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December 12, 2016

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Photo By: Steve Silverman Imaging

Deck Features Wood Pergola

Positioned at the head of the pool, the swing bed allows for sweeping views of the entire backyard. A wooden pergola overhead provides some relief from the sun, while palm trees and annual flowers add natural greenery to the setting. 

In-Ground Trampoline

Behind the swing bed, an in-ground trampoline gives the owners' daughters room to practice new flips and other gymnastics tricks. Because the trampoline is lined with green trim, it blends in with the synthetic turf for a seamless visual effect.

Synthetic Tumbling Turf

Because the yard is naturally flat, the designers used synthetic turf with crushed rocks underneath to assist with drainage. At the same time, the space is ideal for the owners' gymnast daughters, giving them room to tumble and practice cartwheels. 

Coastal-Inspired Dining Table

Though the table appears to seat eight, it actually extends to accomodate additional guests. Starfish accents and a seahorse centerpiece further evoke thoughts of the beach, ensuring that the backyard feels truly tropical and inviting. 

Raised Deck Includes Lounge, Fire Pit

Wanting to make the backyard feel like a natural extension of the home, the designers echoed specific tones from the interior and front yard. Thus, the raised deck includes wood paneling and white columns, as well as boasts a fire pit and lounge.

Private Pool and Water Features

Because the pool can be seen straight through the house, the designers added fountains to draw additional visual interest. On the opposite side of the water, planters with LEDs illuminate the space for playing late into the evening. 

Party-Perfect Backyard

Stepping into the backyard becomes an otherworldly experience as bistro lights, sconces and containers create a luminous atmosphere. With a pool, swing bed, raised deck and outdoor kitchen, this space is perfect for hosting a number of friends and family members.

Swing Bed With Luxe Touches

Though located in Minnesota, the home includes a number of warm coastal touches, like this textured swing bed. Here, throw pillows and a cushioned base lure the owners to recline while their kids swim and play. Palm trees on either side further the resort-style vibes. 

Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Area

Entertaining is a breeze thanks to a fully-stocked outdoor kitchen and connecting dining area. Here, teal and coral plates and linens give the reclaimed wood table a coastal touch, while candles keep the setting intimate.

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