Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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The clients had built a magnificent Italianate 'villa' with spectacular views of the Santa Barbara coastline. They had assembled an impressive array of garden objects from around the world which were to be incorporated into the gardens. But the challenges were numerous.
Object scale had to carefully managed in this 40 foot by 80 foot space -- The statuary, hardscape elements, and fountains were carefully separated throughout the landscape, in order to de-emphasize the disparate sizes. Objects included a six-foot high Buddha, a 12" high prayer bell, and a massive 1,500 pound stone urn. Additionally, spectacular tree specimens were chosen and carefully placed to provide a counterweight to the other objects in the garden.
* Builder of the Year: Best Landscape and Hardscape, Santa Barbara Contractors Association

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March 4, 2014
slalaian wrote:
Whats the name of the color on the wall? - I will like to know how to get the color of the walls
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
@slalaian: I do not know the name of the plaster color on the wall. Wish I could be more helpful. Best, Margie
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates

I do not know the wall color - it was done by the general contractor. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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February 15, 2014
byhouse wrote:
May i know the reddish plant
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I think it is a Japanese maple.
    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 3:48PM
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That's Japanese maple. The variety is 'Crimson Queen'.
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May 13, 2013
catsco2 wrote:
what are the plants in the pots?
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
The twisted tree in the blue pot on the right side of the photo is a serpentine form Blue Atlas Weeping Cedar (Cedrus atlantica glauca pendula).
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June 20, 2012
go4green wrote:
I fell in love with your Asian influence garden design. Would you design gardens in Northern CA?
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We'd be delighted to talk with you about designing your garden. Please ring 805-687-3569 and ask for Dawn.
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