Laidlaw Schultz architects
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Exterior midcentury landscape

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Kat Centuolo wrote:
What type of stones are these? Would you recommend them for entire front yard? Safe for dogs to run on?
   Comment   June 8, 2013
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Laidlaw Schultz architects
These are actually cast in place concrete which allowed us to coordinate them with the trellis above.
June 24, 2013 at 12:18pm   
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Kat Centuolo
I am sorry. I was asking about the tiny stones.
June 24, 2013 at 2:26pm   
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montyc wrote:
Foliage used - Hello, we love the plants used in these planters, could you please share what you used?
   Comment   October 8, 2012
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Vandamme Rosa
i think a leopard plant
May 26, 2013 at 1:01pm   
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mccoolmedia wrote:
Beautiful work. Where are those pavers from?
   Comment   March 8, 2013
bj2777 wrote:
Where did you get the fire pit in this photo? I have been looking for a while, and can't seemro locate in LA. Thanks, blair
   Comment   September 7, 2011

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Intended to be more than an observable minimalist Zen rock garden, the courtyard was also designed to be a gathering space for family and friends to enjoy the coastal Southern California weather all year. Designed in collaboration with landscape designer Carol McElwee, an outdoor fire pit and Koi pond were added to soften the space and add an element of life.
Pick your style: fireplace, fire pit or fire bowl. Built-in fire pits can go modern or traditional, depending on the materials, while fire bowls run the gamut from sleek and modern to rustic hammered metal. Outdoor fireplaces typically have a more traditional look and are a great way to anchor an outdoor room.

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end of pool - fire pit
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Fire pit .... Different
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Raised box beds.
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No watering Love the plants
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love this for courtyard
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idea for other side of pool
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simple zen backyard
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leopard plant
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love the modern simplicity. I am way to addicted to green and plants to do something like this, but it looks really great!
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walled courtyard
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gravel, water and fireplace
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firepit in wall!
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the serene feel.
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plant boxes
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rocks and path
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Neat firepit
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Fire bowl?
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Water feature
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firepit bowl
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Outdoor idea
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Like paver to pebble
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all the elements for the garden area
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Rob and Jords.......
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compound feel
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love this minimalist garden
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Wooden wall
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I enjoy the rustic theme.
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Pebbles planters firebowl
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Fire pit
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Like firepit
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Simple design
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Herb garden look
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fire pits
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