Shop The Look of This Luxurious California Yard

Posted on February 25, 2022

Design elements are the icing on the cake, defining the look and feel of a landscape. 

This Fullerton, CA yard is no exception. Seeking a crisp, modern style with a little Spanish flair, Yardzen included a series of design elements to establish a luxurious-but-livable atmosphere that embraces the Southern California landscape.

From plant containers to light fixtures, throw pillows to coffee tables, you’ll find shoppable links for every design element your designer selects included with your Yardzen design.


The front yard balances native wildness with modern hardscape, with shaggy ground cover overlapping the edges of an oversized paver path. Blonde wood, cool concrete, and pale stone establish a sun-bleached palette that is reflected in the planting’s dusty hues. 

Patio furnishings emphasize this look with matching wood benches and table, and pillows that cue off white stucco walls and pale blue succulents. 

Minimalist path lights casually signify an upscale design, while stone planters elevate Agaves to punctuate the entry path, putting a desert twist on a traditional design element.

Azina Planter Tall, Pottery Barn

Beach Stripe Pillow, Serena & Lily

Black Satin, Benjamin Moore

Ronde Teak Bench, Rejuvenation

10” Brigton Rattan Lantern, Crate&Barrel

Azina Planter Medium, Pottery Barn

Landscape LED Accent Spot Light, Lamps Plus

Boyleston LED Path Light, Rejuvenation


 


The themes established in the front yard carry on in this pool zone. 

Wood furnishings repeat the light tone of the deck and the front porch, while chunky white pillows offer a comfy place to bask in the sun with company. A pale rug expresses an outdoor living room feel, while further cementing the bright and restrained color palette.

Stucco walls and decorative tiling on the pool continue the design’s subtle nods to Spanish patio design.

Balmain Teak Lounge Chair, Restoration Hardware

Beach Stripe Pillow, Serena & Lily

Sunbrella Canvas Stone Pillow, Crate&Barrel

Balmain Teak Sofa, Restoration Hardware

Beach Stripe Pillow, Serena & Lily

10” Brigton Rattan Lantern, Crate&Barrel

Tana Stool, Article

Tess Planter, Design Within Reach

Balmain Teak Ottoman, Restoration Hardware

White Ceramic Planter, Wayfair

Balmain Teak Coffee Table, Restoration Hardware

Haugen Braided Rug, McGee & Co.


 


Pillows can do a lot! While more Bohemian designs may opt for a bright or patterned pillow, here we see the nature-meets-modern feel expressed through the natural fiber pillow, set upon elegant teak and white chaise lounges.

Orange trees and a row of upright evergreens set a casual Mediterranean tone, while vegetable beds counter the upscale design with a touch of earthiness.

Outdoor Eucalyptus Wood Pool Shower, Pottery Barn

Faux Natural Fiber Crochet Pillow, Pottery Barn

Balmain Teak Chaise Lounge, Restoration Hardware

Natural Cedar Raised Garden Beds, Earth Easy


 


Especially in hot climates, designs should embrace the nighttime. 

Fire pits provide a great outdoor activity to enjoy with family and friends in the cool of the evening. This circular concrete pit doubles as a shelf for drinks, and continues the modern material theme seen throughout the yard.

Minimal light fixtures offer dramatic lighting to frame the fire pit zone, while decorative lanterns give it a touch of extra style. 

Landscape LED Accent Spot Light, Lamps Plus

10” Brigton Rattan Lantern, Crate&Barrel

Yountville Round Fire Table, Restoration Hardware

Portside Outdoor Lounge Chair, West Elm

Faux Natural Fiber Crochet Pillow, Pottery Barn

Beach Stripe Pillow, Serena & Lily

Azina Planter Tall, Pottery Barn

16” Brigton Rattan Lantern, Crate&Barrel


 


Consistency is key, and this design has it. The concrete and blonde wood we found upon entering the yard works its way through the entire property, culminating in this elegant California room. 

Concrete floors ooze modern style, while keeping bare feet nice and cool (and if it’s too cold, pop your feet on that cozy rug). Meanwhile, the wood coffee table and chairs enjoy a fun call-and-response with the wood-paneled ceiling.

While you’re looking up, enjoy that playful pendant light. Together with the tabletop lantern and fiber throw pillows, it evokes the same nature-meets-modern theme we find throughout the design. 

Azina Planter Medium, Pottery Barn

Azina Planter Tall, Pottery Barn

16” Brigton Rattan Lantern, Crate&Barrel

Pacifica Outdoor Pendant, Serena & Lily

Faux Natural Fiber Crochet Pillow, Pottery Barn

Balmain Teak Coffee Table, Restoration Hardware

Haugen Braided Rug, McGee & Co.

Portside Outdoor Lounge Chair, West Elm

 

Work with the expert landscape and exterior design team at Yardzen to reimagine your home!

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