Lake Bluff, IL 60044 US
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|, IL US|
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Summer annuals are a great way to play with colors and textures in the garden. Here are a few of our favorite combinations.
|Winnetka, IL |
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This Winnetka residence incorporates a colorful and relaxing poolside retreat within an already well established landscape.
In order to preserve the integrity of the existing landscape we took inspiration from it and used it as a backdrop for the new space. We designed a generous pool deck with plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining while making sure that it also had a strong relationship with the house and garden. We also addressed the significant grade changes and drainage issues that resulted from the pool construction. By enveloping the pool deck with a lush perennial garden, the poolside retreat is a colorful oasis within a mature park-like setting.
Our client loves the brightly colored flowers and relaxed atmosphere of her poolside retreat that fits in perfectly with the rest of her garden.
|Lake Bluff, IL US|
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This Lake Bluff residence is a beautifully designed woodland setting for the client’s new Arts and Crafts inspired home.
While this home, driveway, and patio were newly constructed, we were brought into the project to unify the natural and manmade elements while improving the curb appeal, functionality, and flow of the site. In the front we visually expanded the space and made it more welcoming by incorporating a well defined lawn panel that unifies the circular drive and front entry. In the back we focused on preserving the naturally wooded areas while selectively removing undesirable trees and subtly regrading the lawn. With more light and better drainage, the healthy lawn and beautifully underplanted woodland borders provide the perfect setting.
Our client appreciates the blending of natural and manmade elements within the setting of her new home that makes it look like it has been there for years.
|Lincolnshire, IL US|
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This Lincolnshire residence is a colorful family garden rich in layered plantings of bold hues and textural contrasts.
Working around all of the existing built elements and reusing most of the existing plant material, this site is a true testament to what can be achieved strictly through planting design. We re-contoured bedlines to add depth and dimension to the borders while preserving ample amounts of open lawn for play. Furthermore we reorganized all of the planting areas to add more structure to the garden with carefully placed trees and shrubs. Finally we layered in brightly colored perennials and textural grasses that are sequenced to keep the garden interesting throughout the season.
Our client enjoys the bold colors and textures incorporated within her structured yet informal family garden.
|Long Grove, IL US|
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This Long Grove residence is a study in white that blends formal garden spaces within a setting of natural conservancy.
In order to marry the grand scale of this large home with the relatively small size of the site, we extended built elements out into the landscape that match the architecture of the home perfectly. The new architectural features include driveway entry columns, a raised outdoor foyer, and a spacious deck. The new foyer welcomes guests with beautiful limestone planters, a raised bluestone landing, detailed brick columns, and ornate iron railings. In the rear of the home, the shallow backyard is maximized by an expansive deck that extends the living space for large family gatherings. Formal boxwood hedges and well defined lawn panels throughout the site define the cultivated landscape while the loose plantings within relate back to the surrounding natural areas.
Our client loves the resulting gardens and says that every time she pulls up to her home she is reminded of a beautiful white wedding.