0 Backyard Zones from Sunset Magazine
The feel of this backyard isn't exactly what we are going for at my parent's house (think more Palm Springs mid Century modern), but there are elements that are fantastic. We do plan on doing zones for different activities: dining, shade lounging, sun bathing, and a fire pit area. I love the pavers with the small stones in between. Eventually we are going to break up the existing concrete deck and start over. I think this might be a good direction. (I will have to take some existing photos this weekend).
From the article How to Create Four Outdoor Rooms in a Small Backyard from Sunset Magazine. Design by Huettl Landscape Architecture.