Take a Walk Through a California Designer’s Outdoor Oasis

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Take a Walk Through a California Designer’s Outdoor Oasis

In this episode of Houzz TV, interior designer Wendy Glaister gives a video tour of her backyard and side yards in Modesto, California. The outdoor spaces feature an herb garden, two fire features, several lounge areas, an outdoor kitchen, pergola-covered dining area, swimming pool and a rose-lined footpath with heart-shaped flagstones. Glaister talks about how she used mostly white flowering plants and why it’s important to let a space evolve over time.

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Becky Harris

Wow this yard really has it all, and I particularly like the idea of a moonlight garden. I love a plant palette of green and white.

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Liza Hausman

Wendy your yard is incredible!

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PRM Custom Builders

Just stunning! and fantastic video!

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Wendy Glaister Interiors

Hi Becky! Hi Liza! How are you guys? Great to see you...happy you like the garden. It was so fun to put together.

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Allison Gervis

Beautiful, and I love the focus on family!

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sbalint

She's adorable! I agree with a space evolving over time. What a gorgeous yet practical space she has designed! Would love to see some of the interior designs she's done too, I'll bet they are just as great.


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Allison Gervis

@sbalint - you can see more of Wendy's projects on her Houzz profile: https://www.houzz.com/pro/designerwendy/wendy-glaister-interiors

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Wendy Glaister Interiors

Hi Sbalint and Allison....we are working on some behind-the-scenes videos for the other associated rooms in my home for everyone. They'll be coming up soon on my You Tube account. Hope to see you two there!

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awleigh

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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ForestWaif

Love the white pallet with little splashes of color. Restful, cool. What an excellent design in such an unusual shaped yard; I would never have imagined such simple beauty. Very encouraging tips for the easily overwhelmed. Thank you.

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Jscoast2coast

Well done ! Love the concept of the white calm plants and flowers. Might have to steal that for our new small backyard !

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Lois Rowe

I’d LOVE buying info on that pergola!!!

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lake2ocean

Wendy Glaister is an engaging and talented person, Her yard is amazing. Her advice is so spot on. Live in a space and design as you go and can afford. A glimpse of her home was beautiful as well. Love to see the whole thing.

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cazemar

Beautiful! Thank you!

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Melanie Underwood Seals

I love the small pool and outdoor kitchen !!!

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viking99

I love your pergola, especially that it is orange. It sends such a warm, cozy message while still feeling open and airy. What resources can you share for locating one in that same shape and color? It would work in so many different backyards. Thanks.

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kathleenzajac

Love a 10 minute inspiring tutorial!

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ysurmawala

What a beautifully done back yard with such creative use of space -- Absolutely serene, peaceful & yet so socially inviting outdoor space design!

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Jerry & Katherine Linder

Love, love all the white floral! Beautiful and inviting in every direction.

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Crystal Chase

Beautiful backyard! In California we need the shade, love it!

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Christine Botti

love what my son did to his backyard with help from wife and kids!!! I'll try and take a picture.

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Sandra Joseph

what a beautifully stylish yard. well thought out. thank you for explaining your methodology.

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Julie Sheer

Beautiful garden, great tips!

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cherylestes

Lovely, totally enjoyable garden spaces Wendy! Thanks for sharing your way of working on little parts of the yard and going at it at your own pace! Love your pool! All so charming like you!

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Tanda Blackwell

This backyard makes my soul feel happy and at peace😍
I want to transform our backyard into a paradise, but I need help!! Wish I could have a team come in like on those shows, come and help me! 🙏🏽

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Corinne Hudders

Wow Wendy so so so pretty
Awesome space I know my girl and son would love it pool looks good
And it is so important to get all that seating for family and friends your yard just looks so good 😊

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Adele Naidoo

Wendy is lovely and her backyard is beautiful! I really ❤️ this interview. It’s so natural and unscripted. Her comments about the garden evolving over time has encouraged me as I recently started a backyard overall and am doing it in stages while trying not to get frustrated with it not coming together as fast as I had hoped. I’m totally enthralled with the mostly white theme.

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Nanette Yaros

Really enjoyed your ideas and your yard....Thank you

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Christine Arthur

she seems so fun.

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tworespect

I love your space and the great cost saving budget friendly ideas that virtually any homeowner can use. I definitely saved your video to my ideas folder on outdoor spaces.

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Wendy Glaister Interiors

@tworespect...Thank you! I am so happy my little space inspired and encouraged you.