Around Southern California, landscape designer Scott Shrader is known for civilized, amenity-filled gardens tailor-made for life outside. At his own home — a 1,600-square-foot Regency-style cottage in West Hollywood — Shrader transformed a cramped, 24-by-45-foot brick-and-concrete backyard into three intimate rooms.
Vintage and reuse are key elements of Shrader’s design. Here, the top of an outdoor table is built from reclaimed scaffolding, and its base is made from a teak trunk; the rusted metal ball to the left is an old buoy. Vintage orchid pots from Hawaii hold the echevaria plants on the table and the larger bonsai tree, a Georgia Petite Indian hawthorn.