Sunday, October 27, 2013

Outdoor spaces to love

As our massive remodel project is coming to a close the outdoor spaces have begun to emerge into what promises to be a wonderful space to enjoy in the months to come.  

One of the major pluses we saw with this property was the space we could allocate to a large patio and the entertaining possibilities it provided. With over 1500 sq. ft. of patio space to design we knew we wanted small intimate spaces within that envelope all with the mid century clean lines we had used on the house.  The result was a patio with a gathering spot around a fire pit, dining and conversation areas, as well as place to take a nap in a large comfy hammock!


 The retaining wall with the corrugated metal treatment is such a unique treatment.  There is accent lighting behind it that looks absolutely fabulous at night.  It almost feels like being at a very hip club!

 Our dining area.  Using a pre-made gazebo was the perfect solution to creating a covered outdoor dining room space.

Robert definitely took the lead in designing these spaces and I particularly like the continuity in all the linear design.  These concrete pads were a great solution in creating a pathway that is both functional and interesting.

 I am loving this rebar retaining wall. We have a slope outside of our bedroom window that was in definite need of landscape and some sort of retaining wall. Thankfully Arizona dirt is more rock and than dirt. You don't always have to have a traditional stone retaining wall to hold a bank in place.  As we talked about what we wanted there, we knew we wanted it to be different and if it would allow vines to grow on it all the better. This is what Robert came up with! I think he had a total Pinterest moment!  I love it and next summer it will be a wall of flowers that not only will I see every morning but we can enjoy from the backyard too!

 The front yard is looking great also. I will update you with that next time.  Here is to the fun of landscape design and creating spaces outside.  Hope this inspires you to do something too.

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