Layers of silver and rich dark greens frame the courtyard's fountain. Four low-branched olive trees define the space, while the water feature adds some soothing ambient sound.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
A border of ornamental grasses and purple flowers line the edge of a driveway that twists itself through the front yard. Olive trees, lavender and a variety of grasses add Italian flair to this landscape design.
A ring of charred wood pieces on the upper terrace of the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase call to mind fire-scarred tree trunks in the old-growth forests in California. Landscape architects Branden Adams and Jennifer Ivanovich simple, sculptural element complements the graceful olive trees and Italianate railing.