An incredible stone walkway and shelter connects this French country-inspired home outside to a bamboo garden. Lush plants and flowers fill planters and dress the sides of the path, creating a scenic garden atmosphere.
The pergola helps provide shade to the deck and sunroom space from the vicious afternoon westerly sun. The pergola is the same color as the window sashes and keeps cohesive color palette with the house and deck. The stone planter adds interest to the desk and is stacked in a natural drystack manor.
This beautiful patio features a central fountain surrounded by bluestone pavers. Brick bands help define different sections. Gracefully wide steps lead down from the kitchen; the original door was widened to allow for a more seamless transition from indoors out.
The front entrance to this beautiful, traditional home is symmetrical which allows for a balanced flow throughout the landscaping, planters, pavers and walkway. Stacked stone stairs lead up to the wooden front door, which features a glass panel and natural, dark finish.
The cool, contemporary features of this garden are complemented by adding textures and color with other contrasting materials. Native plants in the background soften the concrete planters, and the comfortable wood outdoor couch is made even more inviting with the addition of colorful, overstuffed pillows and a cozy throw blanket. Who wouldn't want to curl up next to that fire pit on a crisp California evening?
The design of the water feature is on the same axis as the front door. It is a single piece of basalt that is core drilled in the center. This allows water to run down all four sides of the stone. The concrete planter is held 6” above the stone with 4 steel rods. Landscape lighting illuminates the waterfall spouts that decorate the feature.
Two types of benches have been built into this outdoor deck, one on a stone wall and lined with cushions. The other bench is made of the same wood as the deck and lifted up to create a rift filled with shrubs.