Creating a well-designed landscape is both an art and
a science. Many factors need to be considered before
design work can even begin.
We think about you. Who you are and what do you like to
do when you are at home? Are there children in the house?
Pets? Do you love to entertain? Are you a gardener or
would you rather enjoy time in your garden while others
maintain it? Do you enjoy privacy, peace and solitude or
are you always chatting over the fence with your neighbors?
What are the most important features you want to see in
your landscape and what is your budget?
We think about the architecture of your home. We take
cues from the style of your home and reinterpret them into
your landscape. Is your style Mediterranean, Victorian,
Modern, Craftsman or an eclectic mix? If it has no specific
style we try to connect the house and landscape, giving
them a unique identity using the tools available to us: stone,
wood, plants, water, fire, light, color, texture, fragrance.
Then we go a little deeper. We think about light and the
way it interacts with the natural world to create beauty. We
think about harmonizing the colors and textures of the
house, the hardscape and the plants. We think about
seasonality and the beauty of the garden in all seasons.
We think about supporting connections within our regional
ecosystem, our native wildlife, the ecology of the garden and
its place in our greater environment.
Most importantly, our designs don't just look good on paper,
they are buildable and easy to live with. They add value to
your home, property and lifestyle.