The wallflower era of exterior design is over. Whether this new-found confidence means starting over or simply updating the most impactful areas of the yard, homeowners are creating resort-worthy sanctuaries in grand style. The trend calls for a more sophisticated approach to outdoor design – spaces flush with pattern, comfy furniture, and luxe amenities. Encaustic tile, decorative mosaics, and stacked stone combine with low-maintenance lineups like porcelain pavers to dress up patios, kitchens, fireplaces, pools, and home theaters.