DESIGN YOUR HOME
I am a writer and garden lover in Santa Barbara.
Hello Margie, Denise and Richard, here are some pictures I liked for the Kestrel property. Of course, half of them are already Margie's designs! Richard and I decided that we don't need the pizza oven, we would like to instead focus on a great firepit and perhaps a water element. We would love to have the back wall disappear - maybe there is a way to use organic material like willow that still lets in light and view but disguises the awful tubular fence. In the far right hand corner (where the wall is currently being repaired) wouldn't it be fun to figure out a way to have a seeting area and bar that is high enough and lets you see out over the wall and watch the sunset. The bar could be built with organic material like driftwood or teak or a metal of some sort. I understand that this is an area that would be built up anyway for drainage, so could we add some stone steps and a sunset bar???! I always love Margie's dry creek beds. I don't know if this is a design possibility or not - I am just throwing it out there. I think we are all pretty much on the same page now. These pictures represent a feeling that I would love to capture with everyone's expert help! Feel free to add anything you want. .
fountain and aeoniums
"a way to make wall and black iron fence disappear?"
Hazelwood Hurdle Fence Panel - $220
I like organic fencing material. Looking for solution to back wall tubular fencing. Does it come in different sizes, shapes? Don't want to block view and light.
OMG fabulously over the top.
idea of adding fountain in courtyard not in center but instead under wall with two little windows in left corner
Love the stone bar
it is magical. Love the surprising use of the stone and shape