My client lamented that they rarely ventured in to the yard and only occasionally ate on the deck. With judicial use of existing elements and few bold strokes, they now have spaces that they use and entertain in almost daily.
A custom cedar pergola with ceiling fans keeps mosquitoes at bay. Along with a tapestry of new plantings and a cedar screen, the yard feels at once more secluded and larger.
Paint, Lighting, Furniture and Decoration dramatically increase the curb-appeal and charm of a neighborhood 4-Square.
Folks often stop and remark on my garden. It’s fairly young – going on 3 years – with lots and lots left to do. But by thinking through the 4 rules, below, the garden feels much more mature than its years.
For this modest home in Silver Spring, Maryland, we created an idyllic outdoor retreat with strong indoor-outdoor connections. Shown above is the al fresco dining room — with walls of foliage and cedar — in the fence and pergola.
This article is about how garden design effects the “feel” of your home. An entry garden can make a home feel more or less formal. It can make an imposing home feel less or more imposing and it can make a modest home feel more or less modest.
I’m sitting in another home just a few blocks away. It was built in 1917 and I’ve been here just about a year. And I’m frustrated beyond belief that I don’t yet have the money to build the addition in the back that will connect me to the out of doors! My response is to spend most of my spare time working on the landscape