Outdoor rooms that get the balance right:“Completely overgrown” is how landscape designer [Anthony Wyer](http://www.anthonywyer.com/|target="_blank") describes the state in which he found this Sydney backyard. A raised merbau deck, Corten-steel panel feature, cloud tree and bamboo screening have transformed the space. An outdoor toilet was clad in bluestone from [Eco Outdoor](https://www.ecooutdoor.com.au/|target="_blank"), while the ottomans were imported from Turkey.
Not only do this patio's low walls act as room dividers, they're also just the right height to be used as extra seating when entertaining. A bluestone cap tops the fieldstone walls for a smooth, comfortable surface. Design by a Blade of Grass Landscape Design
This small deck didn’t offer the outdoor living space the homeowners wanted in their Southampton cottage, so they added a bluestone-and-brick patio. Simple wooden furniture with blue-and-white striped details gives this outdoor room a classic, nautical feel.