Backyard design guide

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6 modern garden art designs

What happens when hard (pavement) meets soft (plantings) in your yard? Modern art you can walk on

Photo by T. Delaney / Seam Studio; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel


Baby’s tears growing between cast pavers create the bold look of a mod rug in this San Francisco courtyard, which maintains a serene air even as the light changes from spectacular to subdued. During the day, mirrors behind the sandblasted glass walls animate reflections that fall across the glass surface. At night, neon bulbs in a recessed track light up the wall and mirrors from below.

Design: Topher Delaney, San Francisco (


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