Brick Walkway Framed by Drought-Tolerant Plants and Boxwoods
With an ongoing drought in California, landscape designer Katharine Webster turned to drought-tolerant plants such as lamb's ear rather than flowers to complement the existing boxwoods and ivy that frame the brick walkway leading to the front door of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015.
The meticulous landscape design of this home's property ensures that something's always in bloom. The different shrubs and evergreens give the front and back yards a different personality depending on the season.
“The front porch is about 8 feet deep by roughly 20 feet wide,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “It’s enough to function as an outdoor room.” An all-weather rug, teak sofa and colorful coffee table carve out the conversation area.
Just a few feet from the front door, a raised travertine deck becomes a pedestal for abstract artwork. With floor-to-ceiling windows behind the piece, visitors can admire the sculpture no matter which way they're going.