Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates


Services Provided
Grace Design Associates, Designing & Building World Class Gardens that Celebrate The Art of Outdoor Living in Santa Barbara CA.

Areas Served
Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Ojai, Santa Ynez, Carpenteria and Goleta

Typical Job Cost
$150,000 - $500,000

Business Description
Grace Design Associates is a High End Custom Landscape Design & Build firm headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. Grace Design Associates’ work has received numerous awards: International Landscape Designer of the Year.
Our work has been featured in national publications such as: the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Sunset, Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens and Traditional Homes.

Certification and Awards
International Landscape Designer of the Year, APLD
Sunset Dream Garden Award for Sustainability Landscape
Santa Barbara Contractors, Builder of Year, Hardscape & Landscape
Certified Landscape Designer, APLD
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Santa Barbara, CA US 
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Margie Grace 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105 
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The peninsula is new. It's plywood w/ laminate top and aluminum trim (I started here to find what would work for my design: http://retrorenovation.com/2011/02/01/3-places-to-buy-metal-edging-for-kitchen-countertops/ --- this website is a great resource). The table leg came from: http://www.tablelegworld.com/Table-Height-Legs/Round-Table-Height-Legs/FLOOR-BOLT-DOWN-Table-Leg.
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Agree with Petros Design. Beautiful!
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thanks for the kudos!
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It's Arbutus 'Marina', related to manzanita. The grass is soon to join the invasive weed species list, so I have quit using it and distributing it's name. Try these as substitutes: Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' or Pennisetum spatiolatum.
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I love the chartreuse color ; what is the name of this plant please.
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Breath of Heaven. It smells amazing and has a soft movement.
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We bought an old farm and there is actually a pile of old bricks out there, AND a piece of marble big enough for a table !
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@snoosh: I usually opt for something more golden to go with this local Santa Barbara sandstone. 3/8" CA Gold gravel is used here.
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Cultiver des roses, mode d'emploi

Voici quelques astuces de pro pour choisir et cultiver le type de rosier qui vous correspond Full Story
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Gardening Solutions for Dry, Sandy Soils

Has your desert or beachy site withered your gardening creativity? Try these ideas for a beautiful, easy-care landscape Full Story
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Lovely, useful idea book. Thanks!
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Hi Sigrid- thanks for your question about dry, sandy soils that flood in the spring in Maine. I visited Maine during the Spring rains once, and I was amazed at the native species in a nearby wildlife refuge that survived flooding. I think step one is to find great natives. Ben has written a great ideabook with resources for locating natives:



Another thing to note is that plants that can withstand inundation can also survive in sandy soil. Those qualities are not contradictory. Plants that can withstand flooding will be noted as living in a suitable "hydroperiod". The hydroperiod is the number of days out of the year that a soil is saturated with water. Marginal wetland plants (those on the edges) can tolerate around 180 day hydroperiod, and I bet there are great Maine natives that survive seasonal flooding and are associated with wetland margins. I hope that gives you more info to help in your search for the right plants.
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10 Tips for Discovering the Right Palette for You

Take cues from the environment, start with your favorite fabric, and other secrets for unlocking your personal palette Full Story
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Love the first image, succulents are always winners!
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Yucca elephantipes.
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Dern. Just got back from kayaking w a gal pal & had I known y'all wanted a dead gator for the room, I woulda hauled THIS one home.

He had no head, though. And was stinky. But I told my friend - OMG!!!! Hang on - i gotta dig out my phone to take a dead gator pic for my Houzz posse. She is now questioning my sanity.

Lemme peek at Turner in a bit. Am at a coffee house on Tchefuncte River.

Xo to all!!
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Grüner wird’s nicht!

Es kühlt die Luft, braucht nicht viel Pflege und gedeiht gut im Schatten: Moos ist viel besser als sein Ruf – Zeit für seine Rehabilitation! Full Story
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Wuerde gerne Moos in meinem Garten anbauen, doch leider haben wir dafuer hier in Suedkalifornien nicht das richtige Klima.
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Margie Grace is a pleasure to work with on design projects. All of her work is outstanding and beautiful. She is professional and is very knowledgable in the la...
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Review by Thompson Naylor Architects Inc:

We have worked with Grace Design Associates on several residential projects in Santa Barbara. Margie is endlessly enthusiastic and imaginative in her design, a...
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Review by Sotheby's International Realty:

I have worked with Margie personally on a project and through referral. Each experience with Margie has been the highest level of professionalism in this indust...
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We recently purchased a home in Mission Canyon where Grace Designs had done the landscape. It was a stunning job, very respectful to the beautiful and unusual s...
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Accolades galore for the Grace team. Mostly I worked with Margie and Ariel and the compliments abound. Admittedly I am a perfectionist about my "nest" and als...
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We have worked with Cabana Home on several projects. I have to say the finished product is AMAZING! Cabana Home really stands out, we would highly recommend hi...
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