The setting is the star of this modern home. Large windows frame views of countryside and mountains. Interiors are sleek and minimalist in comparison, the pared-down design a stylish companion to the lush outdoors.
Landscape designers transformed the large backyard of this handsome estate into a series of outdoor rooms, using boxwood hedges as dividers and strong colors and lines to match the home's formal architecture.
"If you look closely in the background, you can see one of my favorite design elements for this project. I had turquoise bird silhouettes applied to the window treatments and also painted one on the ceiling to give the illusion they were flying through the room," says Clements.
The landscape architects of this space explored the use of scale, shape and color to create a detailed, nuanced patio, garden and yard. The square beds containing red plants and flowers bring a sense of order, while the garden beyond feels wild and untamed; this creates a pleasing sense of balance.