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5 Celebrity Backyards to Inspire Your Imagination

Are you looking for some great ideas to enhance your backyard space? Find inspiration in the backyards of the stars! While celebrity backyards are often more elaborate and spacious than most budgets allow, it never hurts to spark your imagination by taking a peek at the choices of the rich and famous.

Check out these five celebrity backyards, along with some tips on how to adapt their best ideas to transform your outdoor space.

1. Julianna Moore’s enchanted garden

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Featured in Architectural Digest, Julianna Moore’s garden retreat pairs rich foliage with manufactured structures to create an enchanting and private space.

The natural earthy feel of the bluestone pavers provides a solid base for this enchanted terrace, while raised beds of ivy and boxwood add texture, height, and interest. The black fencing creates a man-made boundary, while quietly receding into the background, allowing a variety of climbing vines to take the spotlight. Trees planted throughout the space add to the forest feel, providing a light shade canopy.

Key takeaway

Using plants of different heights, shapes, and textures can add dimension and depth, whether you have a huge patio area or a small balcony. For small settings, try a unique arrangement of potted plants arranged at various heights, scaled to fit the dimensions of your space.

2. Katie Couric’s backyard paradise

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While floral delights are the definite focal point of Katie Couric’s stunning backyard space, the refreshing pool is also complemented by shady areas for relaxing with vine-covered pergolas flanking either side. These structures split the space into multiple entertaining and relaxing options, while still tying the space together.

Key takeaway

Pergolas and backyard pavilions are a great way to add shade and architectural interest that complements the natural elements of your backyard.

3. Nicole Richie’s stunning light show

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Nicole Richie’s backyard oasis is the perfect combination of elegance and comfort with plenty of seating. The multi-level stone patio provides a feeling of sophistication, while the intricate lighting brings warmth and welcoming energy to the space. The pool blends perfectly with the patio for an immersive, romantic feel.

Key takeaway

This pool and patio combination demonstrates the impact that the right lighting can have on any outdoor space. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of lighting to achieve a look and feel you’ll love.

4. Reese Witherspoon’s garden patio


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The spacious patio of Reese Witherspoon’s former 10-acre ranch features stunning floral elements and vines that draw interest to the rich architecture of the home, creating a pleasing backdrop. Cozy seating on the patio creates the perfect space for outdoor dining and entertainment.

Key takeaway

Don’t overlook your home as a possible source of inspiration for your decorating choices. Feel free to highlight an interesting wall or use your home’s color scheme or unique style elements to inspire your choices from flowers to outdoor seating.

5. Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s city patio


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Not every celebrity home is a sprawling estate as demonstrated by the patio of this New York City home once shared by Kate Moss and Johnny Depp. This lush garden setting complete with meandering vines and potted plants is a rare sight in the city’s urban jungle.

Key takeaway

Nature’s beauty can thrive in the city, as well as the country, providing a much-needed break from sterile surroundings.

As you can see, taking design cues from the stars doesn’t have to break the bank or leave you longing for surroundings that are more spacious.

Adding depth and dimension with carefully chosen plants, incorporating outdoor pavilions and pergolas, exploring creative lighting options and finding ways to highlight the unique features your home or garden already offers just takes a bit of planning and creativity.

We hope you’ll let inspiration be your guide to creating the outdoor space of your dreams.

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