Casa Smith Designs, LLC
6 Reviews

2017 HGTV Award Winner: Beneath Starry Skies

2017 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Award Winner
People's Pick, Outdoor Escape Category

It's summer and the season of spending time outdoors is here. Here at Casa Smith Designs we work with clients to create not only gardens that delight, we create environments people want to be a part of. If your yard is the largest room in your home, we encourage you to open your doors wide and enjoy an evening beneath starry skies.
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Beneath Starry Skies
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Is there anything more fun than outdoor entertaining? The house, patio and lawn all flow together to create one seamless space that appears to go forever. Here we worked to create the kind of atmosphere you find in an Italian Piazza with the outdoor market lights strung from the house to the tree and speakers hidden in strategic locations filling the air with music. Pho...More
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Outdoor living can be so romantic. It isn't hard to image a wedding or just a dance happening under these lights. I fell in love with these lights in Italy...along with just about everything else. You see them strung up all over the Piazza's in Italy. You just want to sit down and stay a while. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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Beneath Starry Skies
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This is one of my favorite spaces. You don't know if you're in Italy or Spain. Dining alfresco never felt so intimate despite the large patio. We carefully divided the patio into spaces that all flow together yet each space feels intimate. The outdoor lighting, including the market lights strung from the house to the tree create a warm and romantic atmosphere. What this pictu...More
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Beneath Starry Skies
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Using pots filled with plants and flowers break up spaces and soften edges or in this case pillars. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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The best of outdoor living gracefully blends landscaping and the entertaining spaces organically. The lines are soft, the lights don't feel out of place, rather they enhance the experience. The spaces are large enough to fit a lot of people, yet intimate enough for an evening for two. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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The view from the interior to the outdoor living spaces. Open the door the threshold disappears and suddenly you have room to entertain twice the crowd. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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This tile fountain serves as a focal point from the house and when lit at night it's magical. There is nothing like the sound of water to soothe the soul, relax the mind after a busy day. True to its Santa Barbara influence, the tile is custom Malibu Revival tile (made by California Pottery and Tile Works). Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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The best outdoor spaces are relaxing for everyone...even the dog. :-) Her name is Porsche (just like the car) and she loves living here. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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Just open the doors and the interiors and exterior living spaces are connected. This is a great example of extended living spaces, perfect for entertaining large crowds. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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Beneath Starry Skies
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A view from the exterior spaces to the interior spaces. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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The durability and beauty of teak furniture is hard to compare with. This outdoor entertaining space flows seamlessly with the interiors. The outdoor kitchen is part of the overall space rather than separate allowing the counters to serve double duty as a serving table. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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Working around the tree allowed us to keep the outdoor spaces connected while breaking up the expanse of brick used for the patio. The outdoor lighting serves to both highlight the trees and surrounding gardens. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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More often than not, the land your home sits on is the largest room in your house. Why not build a a room without walls...perfect to admiring the night skies, roasting marshmallows, telling a ghost story or just enjoying the intimate conversation with friends. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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The outdoor lighting placed behind the Japanese maple trees light up the canopy creating what feels like a ceiling made from green leaves. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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The best outdoor entertaining spaces always provide something to look at. Here there really isn't a bad seat. You can look at the gardens, the house, the fountain, the house and the garden. No matter which way you turn, there's a visual feast! Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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A nice balance between landscaping elements and the patio feels more organic. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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Beneath Starry Skies
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Our client fell in love with these lights in Italy (who wouldn't) and we were only to glad too incorporate them in a way that makes outdoor entertaining a little more magical not only stringing them from the house to the tree, we also added a dimmer so the mood can be set for any occasion. Mark Pinkerton, vi360
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