Outdoor Living

The secret to stylish summer living could be just steps outside your back door. Turn to woven textures, geometric patterns and a breezy black-and-white palette to create a chill, behind-the-house retreat. Add desert-inspired details to perfect your escape. 1. Mojave Outdoor Pouf  $229, Crate & Barrel, Murray 2. Cactus Shot Glasses  $80/set of...

Stepping Out

In historic Old Town, landscape architect Seth Bockholt transformed idle land into inviting outdoor spaces that expand the style and livability of a Park City home. Photos by Doug Burke. Park City’s natural beauty and splendid seasons are nothing if not reasons to spend time outdoors. That fact inspired the...
Photos by Scot Zimmerman With breathtaking views, this North Salt Lake home and its landscape appear to have been carved from stone. Cory Chapman, owner of Rockscapes, designed, sourced and installed the stone features throughout the challenging hillside property. “We look at a property and see opportunities,” Chapman says. Here,...
It’s easy to tell what’s on my mind. It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s time to take a dip into some dazzling backyard swimming pools. I have been taking quite a few exterior shots this past week or two, and as you know, it’s been plenty warm. A pool...
Sure, it might seem counterintuitive to choose decorating with black as a way to enliven your patios and porch, but no color amplifies a garden's bright colors, lush greens and colorful landscape better without detracting from their beauty. Need proof? We hand-picked some outdoor spaces that may inspire you...
Photos by Alan and Whitney Wilbur Regardless of a project's location, size, style or budget, landscape designer Jayson King begins, first of all, with two key considerations: the site and the client. When it comes to garden design ideas, respect the former while satisfying the latter, and success is guaranteed. In...
by Brad Mee Photos by Scot Zimmerman In Salt Lake City, a high-style pergola offers ideas and inspiration for designing and decorating your own garden retreat. “It's where I live in the summer,” says homeowner Marilyn Kalbach of the spacious pergola that extends the living space of her Federal Heights home...
Patios and other outdoor living spaces aren't just made to be enjoyed when the sun is up. We turned to some of our favorite designers for out of the box landscape lighting ideas that can brighten any outdoor space long after sunset. 1. Waterfall Lighting by Tri-City Construction Dan and Heidi...
Photos by Alan and Whitney Wilbur Mountain pasture or city garden. Suburban lot or sprawling estate. Regardless of a project's location, size, style or budget, landscape designer Jayson King begins with two key considerations: the site and the client. Respect the former and satisfy the latter, and success is a...
Hotter than ever, fire features and their innovative creators are transforming backyards into outdoor retreats across Utah. What better way to savor summer evenings than by relaxing with friends and family in front of a fire’s glow?