Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces
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Aptos Residence

View of the meadow from the courtyard

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melaniegovind wrote:
Wall color - How did you get that rusty copper color on the walls?
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The color was integral to the concrete. I don't remember exactly the color, but i think the company was Davis Colors http://www.daviscolors.com/#concrete
April 4, 2014 at 6:15pm   
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If your home is more modern in its design, you can frame your views with streamlined, geometric designs in stucco, concrete and other materials. This doorway and window provide beautiful frames for horizontal lines of plantings. Note the color blocking of gray and brown concrete that reflect the green and gold color blocking of the planting beyond.
Beckon with passageways. Highlight your garden's best views by creating places to look and locations to pursue, allowing the delightful destination beyond to be perceived as an impactful extension of the garden's visual reach.Employ techniques that frame and define: An opening in a dense hedge ignites curiosity about what's beyond. Here, two such openings in a wall — a doorway and a "window" — are attention-grabbing devices. The distant garden is half hidden, but it is endowed with heightened drama. The designer has created a view in what was once an unnoticed area of the landscape.
Consider appearance. Most people would agree that putting a wooden split-rail fence around the White House would miss the mark. The casual, rustic style of a split-rail fence has nothing to do with the classic European, Palladian style of the White House's architecture. By the same token, you could cross adobe block off your list of materials around a Tudor cottage. There should be a logical conversation between the walls and the style of the house, the setting and the other garden features. And as I'll discuss further on, walls that serve a strictly artistic purpose still need to fit with the rest of the garden, regardless of how eclectic your yard might be. Consider practicality. On the other side of the coin, it's important to match the materials, size, location, durability and long-term sustainability of the walls, hedges or fences to their intended use. Security requires impregnability the way masonry or a tall iron fence can (we'll steer clear of barbed wire and gun turrets). Privacy means making smart decisions about height and density, so you can avoid prying eyes. Retaining walls require a certain level of mass and adequate footings to resist the forces of gravity.

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