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Light Your Landscape for Drama and Function
New project for a new year: Install outdoor lighting to highlight special features and keep nighttime walks safe
"improvement, landscape lighting might be the most overlooked. It is, however, one of the... ctive design projects you can undertake. You won’t have to move out or do without... terms of design, landscaping and lighting. Good luck...:-):-) Great landscape lightning... a well designed lighting plan can. As a landscape designer, I had installed beautiful... all the design talent and skill that created these displays, elaborate landscape lighting..."
My Houzz: Saturated Colors Help a 1920s Fixer-Upper Flourish
Bright paint and cheerful patterns give this Spanish-style Los Angeles home a thriving new personality
"Spanish-style Los Angeles home a thriving new personality... od of Los Angeles Size: 1,830 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms... As a designer, I strive to do this for each of my clients. I never want their homes... on the landscaping too - are those raised veggie beds in the back? @Michelle W, great... house in Los Angeles! Thank you! HI Maggie, I am delighted that one of my wallpaper... neighbors by painting my 1956 house salmon pink. majority of neighbors like it i just..."
Lay of the Landscape: Southwestern Garden Style
Water may be scarce, but color and striking foliage are as profuse in the desert landscape as the sunsets are breathtaking
"desert landscape as the sunsets are breathtaking... natural landscape is stark but striking, filled with bright blue skies, brown and tan... Southwestern design - let's see some interiors as well! You've done a lovely job of hi... (both landscaping/interior) coming. Thank you. Love this article and ALL the photos... boulder landscape, that is either weeds or dirt, so far. The critters eat almost everything... desert.Design tip: Use rocks and gravel within the landscape to imitate natural washes..."
Garden Sculptures Shape the Landscape
Artworks in the garden don't just add to a landscape design; they can create a completely different experience
"add to a landscape design; they can create a completely different experience... client’s landscapes. “I'm fascinated by the contrast when bold, clean forms are set... altered. The landscape magically becomes imaginative and thought provoking. A grassy meadow... artist and designer Jennifer Gilbert Asher of TerraSculpture. “I place sculpture not just... inspired to design a collection of bold, modern pieces after she had trouble finding affordable..."
Lay of the Landscape: Create the Beauty of a Japanese Garden
Balance, enclosures and the forms of nature combine in serene Japanese garden design. Bring the look home with some of these principles
"garden design. Bring the look home with some of these principles... of the design principles in your own landscape. Read on to see how... , but designing a true Japanese garden is not a simple task. Every element of its... its design is carefully chosen and placed to create a look of seamless beauty that... at the design principles may overwhelm you. There are numerous styles, an even larger... time to design and come to fruitation and yet a truely beautiful design looks effortless..."
Create a Fire-Safe Garden — With Style
"landscape design can significantly reduce or even prevent property damage by wildfire. Refer... beautiful landscape. Don't put it off any longer; it's time to start designing for disaster... country, designing with fire in mind is a top priority. A well-thought-out landscape... creative design solutions that meet the recommended measures for defensible space.... a few design alternatives for creating gorgeous defensible space in your landscape..."
Explore Your Garden Personality: The Philosopher
"garden design that’s a study in balance, texture and intriguing art... garden is contemporary, Asian or rustic, the design principles and goals are amazingly... successfully designed garden is one that reflects both the spirit and the needs of its owner... complex in design but deceptively simple in appearance. Let’s take a look at how to design... design and construct a garden that satisfies the spirit of the philosopher...."
Regional Modern: San Francisco Opens to the View
In a city often defined by its history, San Francisco architects create modern designs that blend in while they stand out
"defined by its history, San Francisco architects create modern designs that blend in... hilly landscape, water on three sides and an impressive building stock. The "Painted... envelope with contemporary buildings, this historical fabric and its supporters make the... Building by Morphosis and Stanley Saitowitz's Yerba Buena Lofts to the following houses... surface." By reaching skyward, the grasshopper addition provides access to the roof deck..."
Breeze Into Coastal Landscapes
Follow the ocean's lead for a dynamic coastal garden with plants and grasses as beautiful as the view
"Landscaping for the coast offers some unique design opportunities as well as challenges... eight designer landscapes inspire your own seaside escape.... to the landscape and should be thought of as an opportunity to bring the garden alive... for the landscape. The open vistas and natural beauty seem to ask for broad swathes... native landscaping! Maybe HOA will one day accept them as valid landscaping. I have... local landscape. I agree with you, Samantha. A landscape that blends and enhances..."
What Kind of Gardener Are You? Find Your Archetype
"garden designer, I am on a mission to change that. Enter The Inward Garden: Creating... a book by Julie Moir Messervy that changed my life, one that I read twice a year.... quote by Alfred Austin: “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.”... thinking and designing purposefully and, judging by the comments, it's doing that. I'll... As a landscape designer, I share your objective to create gardens that resonate..."
Ornament Your Garden the Artful Way
"enhanced by art but not cluttered by it, right? As the lines between interior design... exterior design are blurred, we comfortably travel in and out of the garden. We bring... of our landscape ideas indoors on a year-round basis, whether that means forcing branches... pursuits or designing expansive patios to accommodate warm fireplaces or al fresco meals... into my designs. In my own garden, I have at times had to approach the fine line between..."
Let Spontaneity Loose for Abundance in the Landscape
"one's design philosophy. To create the feeling of spontaneity, your gestures can... Gardens by Gabriel pic ! As you say, a totally unconventional mix of form and colour... This designer is as much an artist as a gardener, I think. I adore the "abundant"... created by it and in sense what makes the memory of it so profound. I always am reminding... in the landscape. More times than not things that have been spontaneous have brought..."
Highlights of the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show
At the legendary U.K. flower show, traditional topiary saw a resurgence, plant communities gained popularity and a new style made the rounds
"2012, landscape designer Cleve West, who not only won Best Show Garden at the Chelsea... Garden Designers stating that he doubted that garden shows, led by Chelsea, had any... garden design in our own gardens. In other words, trends don't emanate from such events... seeds sown by the show gardens at Chelsea. It is very easy to get bogged down at the... and your designs are great... Garden, designed by Cleve West, brings back full-scale 19th-century topiary forms..."
Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Devise a Desert Garden
"water by dominating a landscape, so be clear about your watering regime when selecting... ng. I designed a desert landscape for the front of my mid-century modern home and... tuned; more landscaping ideas from natural environments are coming! And a recent one on... desert landscapes, but I would like to find an example of a kid friendly desert landscape... desert landscapes: There are options. There are children growing up in cactus gardens..."
Landscape Tour: Garden Rooms Edge a Lawn in New Jersey
"Princeton Design Collaborative, he has transformed his backyard into a multipurpose space... for good design The designers went out and took a few more shots after all of this summer's... continuity in design, here the fence and the garden shed. You don't see that often. It's... Little by little it will all come together. Labor of love. Thank you again for the... existing landscape," Conroy says. Only one tree was removed for the project; the rest..."