Makeover

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid

The adult-centric, all-inclusive Temptation Resort & Spa Cancun has announced they’re working with designer Karim Rashid to complete a makeover that is due to start later this year.

Let’s have a look at the renderings of what it will look like once the make-over is completed.

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


The Swimming Pool & Deck Area

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


The Main Lobby

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


There will be eight specialized restaurants, and five bars.

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


The Spa

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


There will be 430 guest rooms and suites, with each room having a terrace or balcony with views of the gardens or the Caribbean Sea.

This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid


This Cancun Resort Will Be Getting A Make-Over Designed By Karim Rashid

13 Multi-Level Yards To Get You Inspired For Backyard Makeover!

13 Multi-Level Yards To Get You Inspired For Backyard Makeover!

Summer is the time for outdoor entertaining. But in order to do that you’ve got to have a great outdoor space! Here are 13 multi-level yards to take outdoor entertaining to the next level.

1. It may be a small yard but the various levels allow for more green space and make it appear larger.

13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // It may be a small yard but the various levels allow for more green space and make it appear larger.
Tusculum Residence by Smart Design Studio.

2. Triangular terraced planters create a multilevel yard complete with a slide and sandbox for the kids.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // Triangular terraced planters create a multilevel yard complete with a slide and sandbox for the kids.
Designed by Eldridge London. Photography by Lyndon Douglas.

3. This backyard has created multiple levels through the use of black wood to make steps, planters, and an elevated deck with an entertaining spot and a hot tub.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This backyard has created multiple levels through the use of black wood to make steps, planters, and an elevated deck with an entertaining spot and a hot tub.
Contemporary remodel by Michael Kramer/Karen Kramer. Photography by Olga Soboleva.

4. An entertaining area with a firepit and a dining area make up the two main levels of this backyard in Avoca Beach, Australia.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // An entertaining area with a firepit and a dining area make up the two main levels of this backyard in Avoca Beach, Australia.
Keir Residence by True North Architects. Photography by Brigid Arnott.

5. This multi-level backyard has built-in seating and stone steps leading from one area to the next.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This multi-level backyard has built-in seating and stone steps leading from one area to the next.
Landscaping by Outdoor Establishments

6. This backyard has multiple levels for entertaining and relaxing, with a water feature as a focal point.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This backyard has multiple levels for entertaining and relaxing, with a water feature as a focal point.
Gliston Road Chelsea landscape designed by Bartholomew Landscaping.

7. This backyard has multiple levels for entertaining and dining, and another for the pool and lounging.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This backyard has multiple levels for entertaining and dining, and another for the pool and lounging.
Mosman Garden by Harrison’s Landscaping. Photography by Natalie Hunfalvay.

8. Two distinct areas in this yard make it a perfect place for an outdoor event.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // Two distinct areas separated by stone walls make this yard a perfect place for an outdoor event.
Backyard Garden by Space Designs.

9. This backyard has an area at ground level with large stone slabs and firepit, and a second elevated area with garden space.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This backyard has an area at ground level with large stone slabs and firepit, and a second elevated area with garden space.
Incline house by Design Line Builds. Photography by Matthew Millman Photography.

10. Lots of green in the various levels of this backyard help it feel bigger than it actually is.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // ots of green in the various levels of this backyard help it feel bigger than it actually is.
Built by Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders. Architecture and photography by David Gast. Interior Design by Martha Angus.

11. This yard may be small but the multiple levels make it feel larger yet cozy at the same time.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This yard may be small but the multiple levels make it feel larger.
Designed by Fossey Arora Design and constructed by The Garden Builders. Photography by Blooming Photography.

12. This backyard has been divided into a number of sub areas that all serve different functions to get the most out of the space.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This backyard has been divided into a number of sub areas that all serve different functions to get the most out of the space.
Northbridge Garden by Art in Green. Photography by Peter Brennan.

13. This backyard is divided into a ground level area with green space and a seating patio, and a second level with a seating area at the same height as the pool.


13 Multi-Level Backyards To Get You Inspired For A Summer Backyard Makeover // This backyard is divided into a ground level area with green space and a seating patio, and a second level with a seating area at the same height as the pool.
Orinda Residence by Nick Noyes Architecture. Photography by Cesar Rubio.
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8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover

With warmer weather comes time spent outside. But to spend time outside you need to be able to see what you’re doing. During the day, the sun provides all the light you need, but when the sun goes down, other sources of light are necessary. Here are 8 outdoor lighting ideas to help you create the perfect nighttime entertaining space.

1. String Lighting

String lights are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to add light to your backyard or garden. Simply string them up, plug them in, and you’re ready for a cozy night outside.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / String Lighting - String lights are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to add light to your backyard or garden. Simply string them up, plug them in, and you're ready for a cozy night outside.
Bobby Berk, Bassenian Lagoni, and AndersonBaron designed this modern exterior.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / String Lighting - String lights are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to add light to your backyard or garden. Simply string them up, plug them in, and you're ready for a cozy night outside.
Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects designed this house in New York. Photography by Matthew Carbone.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / String Lighting - String lights are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to add light to your backyard or garden. Simply string them up, plug them in, and you're ready for a cozy night outside.
Globe String Lights from Crate&Barrel.

2. Lanterns

Using lanterns as a source of outdoor lighting is great because they’re easy to move, they set the mood, and they come in a wide range of styles. Depending on the look you’re going for and how much light you want from them, you can find lanterns that use either LED lights or candles.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Lanterns - Using lanterns as a source of outdoor lighting is great because they're easy to move, they set the mood, and they come in a wide range of styles.
ONNAH DESIGN renovated this outdoor space for a home in Cape Town, South Africa. Photography by Johann Lourens Photography.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Lanterns - Using lanterns as a source of outdoor lighting is great because they're easy to move, they set the mood, and they come in a wide range of styles.
Voyager Lantern designed by Povl Eskildsen for Gloster.

3. Strips of Hidden LED Lights

Placing LED strips along the base of your stairs or under furniture is a simple way to brighten up your backyard or garden and makes the space safer. It creates a super modern look and transforms the outdoor area into a place that can be enjoyed at all hours of the day and night.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Hidden LED Lighting - Placing LED strips along the base of your stairs or under furniture is a simple way to brighten up your backyard or garden and makes the space safer.
Dieguez Fridman designed this outdoor space in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Hidden LED Lighting - Placing LED strips along the base of your stairs or under furniture is a simple way to brighten up your backyard or garden and makes the space safer.
Core Development Group renovated this house that was originally designed by Gregory Ain. Photography by Bill Singleton.

4. Uplighting

Make a statement in your backyard and garden by positioning lights under trees and plants as well as right up against a wall. It’ll brighten the space while also making it look more dramatic and cozy.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Uplighting - Make a statement in your backyard and garden by positioning lights under trees and plants as well as right up against a wall. It'll brighten the space while also making it look more dramatic and cozy.
Studio Guilherme Torres designed this house in Londrina, Brazil. Photography by Beto Consorte.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Uplighting - Make a statement in your backyard and garden by positioning lights under trees and plants as well as right up against a wall. It'll brighten the space while also making it look more dramatic and cozy.
The Ranch Mine restored this contemporary home in Phoenix, Arizona. Photography by Jason & Anna Photography.

5. Orbs & Spheres

Create an ethereal look by using spheres and orbs throughout your backyard, garden, or on your patio. You can hang them individually or cluster them in groups on the ground to set a mystical vibe and create a perfect little oasis.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Create an ethereal look by using spheres and orbs throughout your backyard, garden, or on your patio. You can hang them individually or cluster them in groups on the ground to set a mystical vibe and create a perfect little oasis.
Despacho Arquitectos HV designed this house in Mexico. Photography by Paul Czitrom.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Create an ethereal look by using spheres and orbs throughout your backyard, garden, or on your patio. You can hang them individually or cluster them in groups on the ground to set a mystical vibe and create a perfect little oasis.
Gregg lights designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Foscarini.

6. Pots & Planters

Chance are you’re going to want to have planters in your yard. Why not make them pull double duty as both planters and light sources. They come in a huge range of sizes so whether you’re planting a few flowers or a massive hedge, an illuminated planter is up for the job.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Pots and Planters - They come in a huge range of sizes so whether you're planting a few flowers or a massive hedge, an illuminated planter is up for the job.
BONES collection designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Vondom.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / 8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Pots and Planters - They come in a huge range of sizes so whether you're planting a few flowers or a massive hedge, an illuminated planter is up for the job.
The Assisi LED Planter from Konstsmide.

7. Furniture

Adding glowing furniture to your backyard, garden, or patio is a fun way to brighten the space while also solving the problem of including furniture and decor.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Adding glowing furniture to your backyard, garden, or patio is a fun way to brighten the space while also solving the problem of including furniture and decor.
BOT ONE designed by Fabio Della Fiorentina for SLIDE.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Adding glowing furniture to your backyard, garden, or patio is a fun way to brighten the space while also solving the problem of including furniture and decor.
PIVOT designed by Carlo Constantini for SLIDE.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Adding glowing furniture to your backyard, garden, or patio is a fun way to brighten the space while also solving the problem of including furniture and decor.
Sabinas collection designed by Javier Mariscal for Vondom.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Over-sized floor and wall outdoor lamps make a fun outdoor area.
The Anglepoise Giant Collection. Photography by Jake Curtis. Styling by Hannah Simmons.

8. Pendant Lights

If you have a dedicated dining area in your backyard, pendant lights can be used to shed some light on mealtime conversation and let the outdoor festivities carry on late into the night.

8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Pendant Lamps - If you have a dedicated dining area in your backyard, pendant lights can be used to shed some light on mealtime conversation and let the outdoor festivities carry on late into the night.
Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos designed this house in Mexico. Photography by Ito Covarrubias.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Pendant Lamps - If you have a dedicated dining area in your backyard, pendant lights can be used to shed some light on mealtime conversation and let the outdoor festivities carry on late into the night.
James Russell Architect designed this house in Brisbane, Australia. Photography by Toby Scott.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover / Pendant Lamps - If you have a dedicated dining area in your backyard, pendant lights can be used to shed some light on mealtime conversation and let the outdoor festivities carry on late into the night.
Chioco Design designed this pool cabana for a Texas home. Photography by Ryann Ford.
8 Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Inspire Your Spring Backyard Makeover