Anyone looking for design ideas for patios, terraces, and other compact outdoor spaces will find this inspirational sourcebook invaluable, whether starting afresh or fine-tuning an existing design. This is the ultimate resource for innovative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes. Featured inside this lavishly illustrated sourcebook are 600 full-color photographs and diagrams of uniquely beautiful projects from around the world, by well-known and up-and-coming garden and landscape designers. They reveal how to create exterior spaces in a variety of styles, from a classic urban roof garden with romantic garden plantings to clean, modern, and innovative spaces. Traditional as well as cutting-edge materials that are practical, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly are featured throughout. Most importantly, the design ideas featured can easily be tailored to the unique tastes and individual needs of a particular site or project.Truly an inspirational sourcebook for anyone aspiring to create or update an outdoor room, the book includes designs from all parts of the world--the United States, Canada, England, Japan, and France, among other countries--by some of the very best contemporary garden designers and landscape architects at work today. This book is destined to become a perennial resource.