Derviss Design

(415) 892-3121
www.dervissdesign.com

Services Provided
Landscape master planning, budget planning, planting , irrigation, low voltage lighting plans and constructed details.

Areas Served
Northern California. Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Carmel, East Bay, The Sea Ranch, San Mateo .

Business Description
Landscape design that imbues inspiration and excites emotion in the beholder. We collaborate closely with our clients and craftsmen to design and build environmental experiences that brings value to their lives and properties.
From concept through construction we partner with our clients to ensure our creative vision becomes a reality.

Certification and Awards
Best in Show S.F. Garden show 2008
SF Garden Show horticultural awards in 89. 90. 92. 94
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Horticultural intern 86
GSD of Harvard class 76 in LandArch, Career Discovery
Golden Trowel Award 03.
Location:
Novato, CA US 
Contact:
Michelle Derviss 
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1408 Park Ave,
Novato, California,
United States, 94945 
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186 Lighting Design Group - Gregg Mackell
Yes, we used a wet location listed LED tape light under each step. Mounting is always something that needs to be figured out, here we used an aluminum mounting channel.

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great, thanks. much appreciated
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To give you an idea of spatial layout, there is an Olympic sized swimming pool to the left of the table.
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Dursun Aydin
Very nice place with a garden house.
April 16, 2014 at 1:05am   
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How to Get a Pizza Oven for the Patio

New project for a new year: Light a fire under plans for an outdoor oven and claim the best pizza in town Full Story
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Michael Rosenberg Landscape Architecture
Here is an additonal idea for a custom installation using a manufactured clay oven from Mugniani.
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A recent outdoor kitchen project we completed included this awesome set up. The pizza oven was functional, but also a focal point.

January 27, 2014 at 7:11pm     
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Gorgeous plants
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Aeoniums
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Soothe Your Spirit With a Buddha in the Garden

You can enjoy the serenity of a Buddha statue even if you haven’t been called to the monkhood Full Story
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Well, eclecticedwardian, "cheesy" and "populist" or not, my Buddha or Ho-Tei makes me happy.

As far as the general article itself, once I read the article I was really glad I recently elevated another Buddha I have up on several stone pavers.
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Enjoyable images and article.
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13 Extra-Cool Things to Do With a Backyard

Sure, you could just plop down on a blanket. Or you could create a dragon’s lair, a mosaic gallery, a party in a jungle ... Full Story
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Michelee Feraci
Yes, bamboo!! Its amazing how any picture that shows it has immediate haters! It is a misconception from people who do not educate themselves on "running" and "clumping" types. Yes, the "running" is invasive as it is for creating a forest of bamboo. The "clumping" has a pre-determined size and is a wonderful plant. You have never experience bliss until you have sat in the shade of bamboo, listening to the leaves rustle and the nesting birds chirping!
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I think that the images and ideas here spark our imagination and creativity rather than despair or envy. I've gotten many good suggestions, which I have applied in my own situations and modified within my budget or size constraints. There are many homesteader sites with good, affordable, frugal ideas, as well. And then there are these: for my part, I'll continue to enjoy Houzz!
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a penetrating concrete sealer would probably do the trick. For a high end sealer we use a product by Prosseco. For larger scale and less expensive sealers we have used Glaze and Seal and 501 sealer available at ceramic tile stores and sometimes at Home Depot.
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@derviss design Thanks!
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Wagner Hodgson
You may get some until the product seals itself.
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Very clever . Thanks for your answer and crafting such a beautiful project.
March 27, 2014 at 6:39pm   
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lkj123
What's the capacity of the spa? I really like the cedar deck, it looks really modern. It maybe the angle of the photo, but the tub looks like it's a little more personal than for an entire group of people to gather in. http://www.poolboyinc.com/amenities.html
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The spa is a Hatteras Stainless steel 83" polygonal Spa with a depth of 3' made by Bradford. For more information check out: http://www.bradfordproducts.com/Portals/0/documents/ResSpaBrochure72ppi.pdf
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Mountain Forge in Truckee CA ( north Lake Tahoe area) fabricated this design. His work is amazing and his shop made it fun to collaborate with.
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thank you so much!
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Michelle Derviss is a talented landscape architect who works on both small and large projects. She has been featured in Sunset Magazine, among others, and yet ...
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I have worked with Michelle on two occasions- one was a complete makeover of a long neglected property and the second was the addition of a new pool, patio and...
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We have worked with Derviss Design for over 20 years on a wide variety of projects from personal to commercial. The aesthetics are always pleasing and the atte...
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Michelle created an inspired Landscape Plan for me, with a gorgeous sinuous stone path layout that fully delighted. She then empowered me in exercising my own ...
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This is a peer to peer review. Over the past 20-25 years I have called upon Susie for advice on emerging new technologies in our chosen profession of landscape...
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