Designer Mazen El-Abdallah takes us on a tour of a small and enchanting sanctuary in the city: his own backyard. See how he fit a dining table, lounge area and barbecue in the 225-square-space!

The layout mimics an enclosed courtyard, so Mazen installed a high surrounding fence and painted it a blue-black color. To make the space feel bigger, he placed a large sofa next to the wall to mimic the feel of a built-in, and went with a light and airy dining set and accent chair. The white patio furniture unifies the space and draws your attention to the lush greenery. Tour the urban backyard and get Mazen’s expert tips on how to maximize your small outdoor space!