Stoneman and Haskell's Costa Mesa garden

The couple designed the front courtyard together, adding a concrete patio and decomposed granite. A concrete planter surrounding an enormous olive tree (foreground, at left) provides extra seating and serves as a table in a pinch. "I wanted to create something minimal and peaceful and calming," Haskell says. The gray table and chairs were $50 on Craigslist. The two chaises and side table in the background are from the couple's Haskell Collection.
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