Bring Bali inspiration right to your own tropical and relaxing backyard design with this Falling Waters Landscape project. The warm tones and shimmering tiles create an atmosphere so relaxing you’ll never want to leave. Spend the day in the refreshing pool and turn up the heat in the evenings with a custom firepit.
Slip into the Soothing Waters
Tiled with Hisbalit mosaic glass from Spain, the walls of the pool shimmer and glow with any light source. Falling Waters Landscape chose small, jewel-like tiles from a local tile shop for the project. “I like smaller tiles as they are more forgiving on transitions from vertical to horizontal,” Ryan says. Water flows into the spa from the custom scuppers on the wall. The drains are powder-coated aluminum, designed to create interest and movement in the water.
Lounging into the Evening
With plenty of room to stretch out in this backyard sanctuary, the courtyard is as great for entertaining as it is for some tranquil alone time. Custom-made anti-microbial foam cushions decorate the simple yet beautiful bench. The firepit, candles and warm tones of the pool’s interior work together to create a calming glow. To Ryan, the color green is synonymous with South Asia. “The goal was to have the water look like a dipping pool you would find in the jungle,” Ryan says. Greens, blues, and gold create a verdant and tropical vibe indicative of the South Asian area.
Secluded Backyard Sanctuary
The pool courtyard reminds the clients of their years spent in Thailand and Bali. Bold, large-leaf plant varieties, palms, and bird of paradise surround the pool courtyard. Taking cues from the cedar on the house already, Falling Waters Landscape used Western Red Cedar for the vertical walls. To create a focal piece, Ryan angled the cedar in two directions. “During the design process I was playing with angles and this one spoke to me,” Ryan says. Thermory Ash wood was used for the decking.
Get the Look for your own Tropical and Relaxing Backyard
Treat your own tropical and relaxing backyard design to some calming vibes in similar colors and styles.
While the firepit in the Falling Waters Landscape design is custom-made, Lowes has plenty of options to warm up your backyard design. While you’re there, pick up some Australian-native plants. They feel lush and verdant but don’t need a lot of water.