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Potomac courtyard contemporary-patio

Potomac courtyard


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June 16, 2014
maryjodody wrote:
What is the fencing material? PVC? Is it PVC type?
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the horizontal fence is stained cedar. the screen is some type of semi-transparent privacy mesh. don't think it's pvc though.
    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 9:26AM
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May 13, 2014
sixgun1 wrote:
where can I purchase the fountain ? Thanks
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the fountain was partially custom built. the "planter" had a hole cut in the bottom with a pvc pipe & shut-off valve but the base & pump was done on site. the "planter" came from an import place off Hempstead hwy in Houston.
    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:18AM
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May 25, 2013
Cheryl Meriggi wrote:
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Try for similar planters.
    Bookmark   Thanked by Cheryl Meriggi    October 17, 2013 at 1:46PM
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Suzel Beauchamp
We have in stock at Véronneau

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Designer for Veronneau. 514 726 7202
    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 6:47AM
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May 10, 2013
Cata XXI wrote:
Hi, do you lay anything under the cement pavers before you lay them down? Thanks, and btw I love your design
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Has there been any shifting or problems since you installed?
I'm trying to get this look w/ contractors in NJ area but they keep advising me not to use these pavers due to shifting & try to steer me to other traditional pavers.
Thanks for the great visual inspiration! It's keeping me from compromising my modern aesthetics & regretting later. Love this!
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 12:11PM
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sorry to just now be getting back with you. there has not been any shifting because of the concrete that shored them up.
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February 6, 2013
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the planters were from a random import place on hempstead highway in Houston. They are a glazed ceramic.
    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 6:45AM
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Crate and Barrel has similar planters,
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October 25, 2012
jikonomou wrote:
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thank you. not sure about the screen. the owner put it up until the japanese yews grew to fence height.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:33AM
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Cindy Pelton
Would love to know where you can purchase them - live in Phoenix -everything is brown!
    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 6:01PM
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October 2, 2012
lucybluz wrote:
Where did you purchase the lanterns?
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sorry for the long delay on reply they came from Marshalls.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:18AM
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June 15, 2012
Vicki Bybee wrote:
What did you use between the pavers? Could recycled tire mulch be used to fill between flagstone pavers?
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sorry for the long delay in responding. I've got dwarfed mondo grass & black mulch until the mondo grass fills in. I guess you could use recycled tire mulch in the meantime.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 11:55AM
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June 3, 2012
wannabe wrote:
what is the back iron fence covered with?
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it's a mesh typically used for gates. I believe you can get it at Home Depot or Lowes. It was temporary until the Japanese Yews grew.
    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:28AM
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June 3, 2012
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Thanks. This is my personal residence but I do more architectural design than landscape design.
    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:29AM
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June 3, 2012
mlgg wrote:
Love the umbrella. Can you tell me where it was purchased and the manufacturer, brand and name?
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I believe it was from Ikea
    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 6:35AM
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thanks so much!
    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 11:06AM
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May 30, 2012
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This is an absolutely gorgeous patio area, very modern and sofisticated looking. My question is, (is a concrete paver stone the same as a concrete sidewalk block, as a sidewalk block is 30" long by 24" wide?
    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 8:14PM
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thanks. sorry for the late response. It's basically a poured concrete 2'x2' paver. It's different from a sidewalk block.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 11:53AM
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March 19, 2012
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Similar planters at Crate and Barrel, though maybe not as tall.
    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 2:45PM
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the pavers are precast 2'x2' concrete pavers w/ leveled sanded bed & shored up w/ concrete. dwarfed mondo grass fills in between the perimeter
    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 7:05AM
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June 25, 2011
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sorry for the long delay in replying. they are precast concrete pavers from lowes or home depot
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:20AM
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March 18, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
Determine what your uses for your patio at night are. If you are going to entertain around a summer kitchen, you will need overall ambient light in food preparation area, but also mood lighting such as lanterns, tiki torches, wall sconces and table lanterns around lounging areas.

To highlight planted areas, landscape lighting and wall washers can be used.

For a decorative touch, also consider string lights for trees, stringing lights on the underside of umbrellas, and good 'ol candle light to bring a more intimate environment to your porch.
    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 6:19PM
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PRO sells all LED lighting products. From landscape lights (well lights and wall washers) to solar pavers that you can put in the ground to surround your patio, to even LED light strings for year-round enjoyment.

Check out our site and if you have questions feel free to contact a sales rep for complimentary design advice.


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