A stately, Regency-style house was the backdrop for this lovely outdoor dining room, living room, and pool. The clients for this project wanted a back yard that was restrained and elegant, functional and timeless. They wanted it to mesh well with the clean, contemporary, European style of their interior renovations, so the lines are long and lean, the colors used appear in large, unbroken planes, and the plant material feels more architectural than fussy. Large, imported olive trees, deep teal pool and spa, cozy fire pit, and bluestone decking all manage to feel both original to the house and clean and contemporary at the same time.