In Mid-City, landscape designer Becky Bourdeau transforms an empty backyard into a modern drought tolerant garden for entertaining that is both beautiful and functional.
The original backyard featured half-dead grass and concrete.
The space behind the detached garage before the yard received a makeover.
A strip of grass, left, provides a dog run.
A new pergola adds shade and helps to create an outdoor living room.
The outdoor dining area before ...
... and after.
Landscape designer Becky Bourdeau divided the backyard in to separate living areas.
Yoo, who loves to entertain, left her job as a talent rep and opened Flask and Field this month at ROW DTLA.
A dwarf lemon tree and tomatoes grow in pots in the back yard.
Olive trees create a screen for a play area where the couple play Cornhole.
The original concrete pad in the backyard.
Strips of concrete provide parking.
A heat-loving Mexican Palo Verde tree provides texture, color and further structure.
Aloes, cactus and ferns add visual interest.
A potting bench, built by Cooper.
When the couple purchased the home in 2013, it featured a lawn in front.
The front yard today features low water plants instead of grass.
The front porch is decorated just like interior room.
Miriam Yoo, at left, and landscape designer Becky Bourdeau.
Miriam Yoo relaxes outdoors underneath the pergola.
A fireplace adds to the yard’s modern vibe.