John's Lovely & Lush Backyard Retreat

John Coulter's backyard is a little slice of heaven in Miracle Mile, a residential neighborhood in the center of Los Angeles. When he bought his home, his dream was to have ample room to entertain as well as a wonderful way to retreat. He's created this retreat right in his back yard. The pergola that hangs over the gorgeous wood table and benches offers great shade but, better yet, ample privacy. Not only are all the plants and flowers gorgeous year round, but the green grass offers a relaxing place to lay out in the sun.

I love that John has created outdoor luxury that is comfortable and perfect for every day enjoyment. He really wanted to design a space that was styled, even though it's outside, so he brought pieces that were designed for "indoor" to the outdoors. The mirror, the Trina Turk pillows and the porcelain garden stool all add elements of colorful richness to an otherwise monochromatic palette.

Check out the interiors of John's home in the full House Tour: John's Memory-Filled Miracle Mile Home

Images: Bethany Nauert

(Re-edited from a post originally published 10.04.11 - NM)

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