Tobin + Parnes Design Enterprises
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Historic Brownstone Renovation traditional-patio
 

Historic Brownstone Renovation

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Adrianne Moore wrote:
what is the name of this slate? - What is the name of the slate that is used. Are their rectangles and squares here? do you think this would complement a small japanese garden ?
   Comment   July 5, 2014
roezeather wrote:
What base was used under the tiles and rocks?
     Comment   April 7, 2011

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An aerial view of a dude who has made the most out of his postage-stamp sized yard.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to 6 Tips From Great Urban Gardens
In the city we're often sandwiched tightly between our neighbors. Rather than letting this be a liability, use fencing, plantings, or the walls of the buildings on either side to create an enclosed sanctuary and secret garden feeling.
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Softening the outlines. Once the structure is set, plants can soften outlines and hard edges, and add color and year-round interest. The plants in this scheme cleverly add to the formal paved design without overriding or hiding it.
Get creative with urban gardens. City neighborhoods are seeing edible gardens springing up everywhere from rooftops and fire escapes to postage stamp backyards and community spaces. Greening up the city is a wonderful way to eat local, to be sure, but less obviously, it is also a boost to air quality. Even if you have room for only a few pots on the balcony or windowsill, choosing to add a few potted edibles can make a difference, adding fresh air to your home and fresh greens to your table.
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11. Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”

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The small enclosed garden creates privacy, intimate space and the mini pond is a bonus...
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Get More From Your Small Backyard #7. Include contrast. Always think about interesting contrast. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar. If you have a square space, do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.
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11. Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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Patio slate
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Stone colour palate. slate?
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. Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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TILES
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Gleat layout and the floor treatment is beautiful.
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Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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Paredes de este tipo.
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Interesting contrast, mix square and rectangular shapes with round ones. put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. if you have a square space, do square plants but then put a circular table in the middle.
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Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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Koi pond
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The idea of including contrast--mixing square and rectangular shapes with circular ones, putting spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones.
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Pavers
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Patio mix square and round shapes
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Pickets on concrete fences
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Lower patio.
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Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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raised beds
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Include contrast. “Always think about interesting contrast,” says Freda. Mix square and rectangular shapes with circular ones. Put spiky-leaved plants next to billowy ones. “It’s visually more interesting than if everything is similar,” Freda says. “If you have a square space, I’d do square planters, but then a circular table in the middle so there’s at least one counterpoint.”
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Color of stone
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