Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces
11 Reviews

11 Reviews for Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: February 1995
Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999
My introduction to Kathleen’s design work was when I owned a fabulous townhouse with a thirty-foot-wide by ten-foot-deep yard. The dining room’s six-foot sliding glass doors opened a little right of center onto the typical two concrete steps landing on a small concrete “patio.” Kathleen straightened all of that out. She gave me a graceful entry into the very wide and close yard by designing wide stairs, raised beds planted with bamboo and other exotic plants, an incredible fountain and fabulous faux-gate in a plaster wall covered by Bougainvillea and a Francis E. Lester rambling rose. The floors were an incredible slate from India and the fountain detailed to evoke a Mediterranean courtyard. What a wonderful place to be alone or invite friends for a cocktail before going out to dinner.

Kathleen worked very closely with the sub-contractors because of the custom design of the fountain and walls and other areas of the courtyard that were not typical of what most contractors are used to. There were many challenges beginning with the fact that all of the “old” garden and the construction materials for the new garden had to go through the house to the back yard. With her guidance it turned out beautifully and I didn’t have to replace any floors or walls inside!!

I love visiting Mexico and she gave me exactly what I had envisioned for the space. She has incredible insight with no limits, she’s open to your dreams and if you and I have anything in common, you’ll be thrilled…no matter where your dreams take you. You'll see my dream labled "Scotts Valley" in her gallery of projects.
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: July 2013
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2010
Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999
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