A circular seating area reflects the garden's lower level design. The designer embraced the cement walls and added polished concrete planters. The bluestone paved area and the long cement planter are in permanent shade, so the planting consists of plants that can grow in the shade environment. The area by the grass is super sunny and required plants that thrive in those conditions.
Polished concrete planters add refinement to the urban garden, which already had a massive concrete wall. The designer used Chinese and American wisteria, English ivy and climbing hydrangeas in the outdoor space.
This custom project was built as the clients' "forever home." The uniquely designed entry system leads the visitor to four separate landings as the stairs wind around and turn from concrete to "floating steel" stairs towards the top. The concrete was formed to give it a unique detail, and there are two integrated planters along the way up as well. Inside, the home offers a three-stop elevator, two-sided fireplace, 26' exposed steel I-beam, spa-like master bath and hand fabricated custom perforated steel handrails.
Drought tolerant succulents like Echeverias, Agave Attenuata, Flap jack Kalanchoe and sedum are planted inside the concrete of this patio. A wooden/metal pergola adds balance to this contemporary backyard space.
The visual interest in this home's yard comes from the interesting mix of materials and textures: gravel, concrete planters, a stucco wall, wood fencing. Green and yellow plants fill the space with life.
A concrete planter is a perfect modern home for snake plants. Paired with the modern black and white painting and whitewashed wood floors, this corner feels like a mini-modern art gallery as you enter the home.
The owners of this New York penthouse apartment added overall square footage to their home by creating a rooftop entertaining spot. The concrete planter houses low maintenance shrubs and the synthetic turf feels great on bare feet.
The natural finish of the front door is paired with black exterior sconces and concrete planters for a stylized and welcoming exterior look. Dark shutters provide a pleasant contrast to the light brick color and white railing.
Keeping the materials simple for the front driveway helps to create a sleek, minimalist look. The raised concrete planter integrates seamlessly with the gravel driveway, and a simple tall hedge provides privacy and separation between the house and sidewalk.