Gardens can be wonderful extensions of the home.  This large flagstone patio's design divides the space into garden rooms, each with their own character and use.  There are stone benches positioned to catch the morning sun for a cozy place to enjoy breakfast.  As the day warms, the shade sails can be moved around the trellises to provide shade as needed as well as create new aesthetically pleasing arrangements of color and shape.  The geometry of the sails and redwood trellises are based on right triangle relationships.  The clean lines of the structures are balanced with a natural stone water feature that can be heard and seen from the breakfast nook, lounge area, and dinning space.

Images Copyright Liz Simpson