Casa Smith's California Garden

The essence of Mediterranean living means living inside and out. You don't have a house and yard, you have a collection of rooms inside and outside. The objective is to follow the architecture set by the home so the exterior spaces look and feel seamless.
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We worked hard to create an environment that everyone feels at home at. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Mixed flowers and hanging plants” — Elaine Wheeler
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A great example of a home and garden in perfect harmony, almost as if the house nests within the garden. Here we see influences of the Old World with the use of timeless materials, brick, wrought iron, teak. The tree in the center of the patio area not only works as a visual anchor, it also provides shade throughout the summer naturally cooling the air. Photo Credit: Catheri...More
“pots” — vats
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A great example of a home and garden in perfect harmony, almost as if the house nests within the garden. The tree in the center of the patio area not only works as a visual anchor, it also provides shade throughout the summer naturally cooling the air. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Love the garden” — ninenine2
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A view from under a wrought iron arbor frames the house and patio. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Bricks” — aleerobinson
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A colorful collection of pots in partner with colorful tile invites you to explore the environment further. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“Pedestal” — scoutsgirl
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A large mat in front of the doors reduces the amount of dirt tracked in, it's also a comfortable place for the dogs to rest. The use of matching urns on either side of the door frames the entry. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“2” — vats
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A great example of how you can use design a garden to enhance the architecture of a home. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“climbing flowers” — cldenworth
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Another fountain in the yard leads to another seating area and the shed in the background. In the evening it's artfully lit. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“Different colors” — Elaine Wheeler
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The essence of Mediterranean living means living inside and out. You don't have a garden as much as much as you have a collection of rooms inside and outside of a fixed structure. Following the architecture set by the home, the exterior spaces look and feel seamless. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“Swing” — dylanterhune
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A seating area with an outdoor BBQ station and a fountain combine to create a beautiful and functional space. Perfect by the light of day, this space is positively romantic at light through the strategic use of landscape lighting and candles. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“Seating outside of double door from Jeff's den” — jefra
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Edgy hearts hydrangea is unusual enough to catch the eye. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Flowers” — Elaine Wheeler
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A walkway connects two large area's of patio together. The sugar maple tree in the center provides welcome shade from the beating western sun and the leafy canopy creates a green ceiling making what is otherwise a large space feel cozy. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Плочките на пътеката” — Georgi Dobrev
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Visually one space leads to another. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Iron fencing covered in green. Do this on dog fence.” — jefra
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There are no bad seats here. Guests can choose their view, each are equally lovely. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Do this lush border on the shady end of our pool wall.” — jefra
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The other side of the table has an equally lovely view. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Candle holders” — ninenine2
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A large patio extends the living space flowing seamlessly from the interior rooms to the exterior rooms. There is a dining area, a lounging area, and two separate seating areas, each with a unique perspective on the house and garden. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“fence” — jcn2000
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Break-up a large patio with colorful pots and hanging planters. Nest a seating between to create a warm relaxing spot to throw balls to the dogs from. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“potted flowers” — Elizabeth Crump
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A view from inside the pergola looking at the house. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Another setting?” — ninenine2
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A curve softens the way and invites you to stop and look. A garden flooded with morning sun and afternoon shade is a perfect home for hydrangea, campanula, spiderwort, daylilies, impatiens and more. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Do this lush border on the shady south end of our pool wall.” — jefra
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There are spaces enough for everyone to find a quiet place to relax...even the dog. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Stucco and wood trim” — blondie4535
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A great example of a home and garden in perfect harmony, almost as if the house nests within the garden. Here we see influences of the Old World with the use of timeless materials, brick, wrought iron, teak. The tree in the center of the patio area not only works as a visual anchor, it also provides shade throughout the summer naturally cooling the air. Photo Credit: Catherine...More
“Patio” — melissapuccio
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Quintessentially Mediterranean - Home and garden seamlessly integrated. Photo Credit: Catherine E Smith, Casa Smith Designs, LLC
“Nice fountain” — ninenine2
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A quiet space for two, perfect for reading a book under the shade of a large tree. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
“Red floor” — ranjman3000
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