This home was in need of an area for the family to gather and entertain outdoors. They also wanted to be sure the style of the space fit in with their clean-lined contemporary home. We created a modern outdoor space using large blocks of easy-to-maintain concrete which we back filled with dark gray expanded shale. The contrast of materials gave the home’s back patio an updated and contemporary look, while keeping it low maintenance. Modern planters filled with cactus and succulents keep it festive, colorful and easy to care for.