Around Southern California, landscape designer Scott Shrader is known for civilized, amenity-filled gardens that are 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 this stunning escape.
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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 is a Georgia Petite Indian hawthorn.