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12 Tips for Designing Your Ideal Outdoor Living Space

Expert advice for creating an outdoor living area you'll love.

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5 Tips On Comfortable Outdoor Entertaining

Get tips for making guests feel comfortable when hosting gatherings outdoors.

A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

Small-space gardening can present daunting challenges for landscape designers. But thanks to clever fencing, strategically placed plantings, and creative design, this 500-square-foot rooftop garden has become a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A Luxe Look for Less: How to Save Without Sacrificing Style

The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, only look like it! Here we give you five ideas to give your garden a makeover that will leave your neighbors in awe.

Designing a Luxury Rooftop Terrace

Daniel Keeley, designer of two adjacent rooftop terraces that exemplify urban outdoor living at its finest, shares five considerations for homeowners who would like to transform their rooftop into a luxury outdoor living space.

Eat, Play, Lounge

See how seven designers created outdoor environments for everything from intimate dining nooks to kidcentric playscapes.

10 Great Outdoor Fireplaces

Missing those warm summer nights? With a sophisticated fireplace in the garden, you can create an endless summer even into the cool, crisp Fall evenings.

Light Up Your Landscape

Would you spend more time in your garden if you had adequate lighting? Many may not think of the importance of lighting while planning out a landscape design.

Outdoor Entertaining with Judy Kameon

Our Q&A with Judy Kameon about how she gets the party started in her quarter-acre garden, in Los Angeles. Plus: Our guide to recreating her garden's style at home.

Making Your Outdoor Living Space Comfortable

Tips from Los Angeles-based garden designer Stefan Hammerschmidt

Ana Maria Vieira Santos's São Paulo Outdoor Room

Perched between forest and the sea, a noted tastemaker in Brazil finds solitude and serenity in her elegant weekend home

A Garden Built for Parties

How a blank space became a generous revelry room; ready, willing, and able to adapt to any festive occasion

The Path Less Taken: A Silver Lake Garden

Tom Kuntz and Jenny Rask hired the Los Angeles-based design firm Commune to transform their home and steep gardens into a series of discreet oases.

Romantic Outdoor Kitchen by Heather Lenkin

A driveway behind one of the oldest farmhouses in the Los Angeles area is transformed into a Victorian-inspired outdoor living area

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Expert advice on planning and designing an outdoor cooking space.

Designing with Fire

There’s more to designing your outdoor space with a fire feature than dropping firewood into a terra cotta bowl in the backyard. Being properly primal takes some planning! See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats.

The Good Host: Q & A with Terence Conran

We chat with design legend Terence Conran about how he uses smart design to make his guests feel at home in the garden.

The New Kitchen-Outside

Ideas for designing, building and equipping the outdoor kitchen of your dreams

Summer Party in a Chicago Garden

Restauranteur Rick Bayless throws open his backyard to celebrate the community he's built around cooking and growing

New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

Grab a seat and relax in your outdoor space with nature-inspired furniture from landscape designer Nick Williams and furniture manufacturer Phillip Roth. Using reclaimed teakwood that’s weather-resistant, this new collection will blend into any garden, or take center stage as the star.

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