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Zen Backyard Design

Crisp and curvaceous white Panton chairs pop against horizontal teak.

Designer Peter Fleming chose sustainable teak as siding to add a touch of nature to the home's exterior. Lush vines and grasses, wood and an overhead canopy in this backyard recall a secluded Asian courtyard. The dipping pool's water is recirculated by a small waterfall, which muffles neighbourhood noise.

For more outdoor decorating and design ideas, see our Tropical-Inspired Outdoor Spaces gallery. For more eco-friendly ideas, see our Photo Gallery: Green Design.

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