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La Fuente Imports

Delicious examples of outdoor living at its finest. As a former beach resident, I fully agree that it's best to consciously stay away from "beach kitsch". With a focus on native plantings and adding colors that create the inner feeling of awe & serenity of the beach (blues, greens, turquoise, sand) in accessories always left my guests wanting more...or to come back again soon. Great article!

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aleanor

A note on importing sand to a waterway if there is to be contact with the water or exposure to the wind: the city of Sydney (Australia) learned the hard way that even sand imported from only one or two beaches over would wash or blow away- the shape and size of the granules had adapted to the environment over time.

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LampsUSA

The second picture looks like a movie scene or a beautiful dream sequence. Fantastic gallery and great article, I love them all!

   
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