Backyards can be and should be enchanting places.  With the right seating arrangements, sunshade, landscaping, and water element, you can transform any space to be magical. No matter the time of year, being outside (glass of wine in hand, of course) with great conversation or even a good book can feel like a mini-vacation from our busy lives. In our latest series, Backyard Bliss, we’ll be showcasing each week some of the most luxurious outdoor spaces around Nashville for your ultimate inspiration for creating your very own backyard oasis.


Names of Residents: 

Lynn and George Lien

Favorite feature(s) of your space:

The outdoor living space is perfect for entertaining. We use it both in winter and summer. In the cold months, we have shades that enclose the patio area giving it a very greenhouse vibe and warm enough to enjoy in the evening. I love looking out onto the deck area, especially when the flowers are in full bloom. We live in Stones River Country Club and the surrounding land is just impeccable and really enhances our overall space.

How you most often use the area:

We entertain frequently, we host everything from our intimate gatherings with friends to benefits. We even hosted our daughter’s wedding last summer, since we were unable to have her wedding at the original venue due to restrictions. Depending on the size of the crowd, we spread from the pool area to our outside living space. We enjoy grilling out for friends but also equally enjoy setting up the bar for larger crowds. For the wedding, we hosted 80 people and had elegant tables set up around our pool area and it turned out beautifully.

The one thing you plan to buy or add this season:

More planters!

Sources to Credit for Materials:

Lounge Chairs: Restoration Hardware

Landscaping: Hounshell Landscaping Inc

Architect: Kristifer Dillehay

Lighting:  Murfreesboro Lighting

Irrigation: RoseLand Creations

Garden Designer: Troy B. Marden

Interior Designer: Jerome Farris

Other Resources:

The Peddler

Thibaut Outdoor Fabrics