Front walkways are an amazing opportunity to refresh a yard. I have a project going right now that really reflects just how much of an opportunity a small project like this can make. It takes the right design, of course. It’s a great lesson on selecting the right materials and blending them with insight about your house and expressing who you are.
I’ve worked with several clients that have traditional styled houses that want a more contemporary look for the property. The exterior of a house has many options to make this easy to do. This blog goes over one project that has started the transition from old-fashion to clean & modern.
This week (on Nov. 15, 2018), we got a surprise snowstorm that blanketed our area. And I thought what a great opportunity to go find a few flowers still in bloom amongst the white flakes. One of the first places I thought I could go was one of our client’s yards to take some photos. To my delight, I found several flowers still in bloom. What’s better than a reminder of warmer days as the winter digs in? If you have ever wanted to create a garden where the colors of summer stay even into late autumn, then this blog entry is for you.
Most of my clients want more style in their lives. Style should make your life easier and more fulfilling. When it comes to landscape design, a master plan is an important step for turning that desire into reality. The best result is to showcase a sensibility that is about sustainability, materials, warmth and modern living. Landscape design enlivens any home. When done right, a master plan navigates decisions a project so that new and old elements of a home look awesome together. It does take time to think through all of the details. Of course, taking the time to do it correctly will pay for itself.
I wanted to do a quick update about the Rain Park. It’s been an amazing year for the project. We have built a huge group of volunteers and contributors. We saw it spring to life. As summer faded, we doubled our efforts to prepare for next year. Public projects like the Rain Park want to be a catalysis for new connections between people and nature. They foster real dialogue between different perspectives as well as help us relax. We are only at the beginning, and the future looks bright.
The goal is to make this blog a resource for helpful tips and sustainable ideas. I create original content that shows projects in progress and the behind-the-scenes of installation. And, I try to have as much fun as I can doing it.