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Chelsea Flower Show 2018
Chelsea Flower Show 2018
David Neale Landscapes
Mixing sleek hard landscaping with drifts of soft planting, the garden provided a contemporary yet relaxing city haven for a professional couple to unwind in. The garden took its inspiration from the Silent Pool Distillery, located in the beautiful, rural landscape of the Surrey Hills. A raised, infinity-edged water feature reflected the spring-fed Silent Pool, a source of water for the gin. The quality UK-sourced materials used in the garden included textural Portland stone, Purbeck walling and weathered oak. The intricate gin-making process was represented through the laser-cut copper panels, polished copper distillation helmets and a central ‘citrus peel’ sculpture. Native, multi-stemmed trees created a canopy that provided a layer of privacy from neighouring properties. The planting, in tones of predominantly blues, whites, greens and hints of copper, subtly blends to create a calming ambience.
Idyllic Modern
Idyllic Modern
David Thorne Landscape Architect
Marion Brenner Photography
This is an example of a large modern front formal full sun garden in San Francisco with a fire feature and natural stone paving.
Decks, Patios, and Walkways
Decks, Patios, and Walkways
Outer Image Design
Inspiration for a medium sized modern side partial sun garden for spring in Houston with concrete paving and a pathway.
Thigpen Residence
Thigpen Residence
Chris Corbett Design
Neil Michael - Axiom Photography
This is an example of a small modern courtyard fully shaded garden in Sacramento.
Modern Rustic Landscaping
Modern Rustic Landscaping
Urban Artichoke Fine Gardening and Design
Modern walkway design with concrete pavers and La Paz pebbles
Photo of a small modern back xeriscape partial sun garden in San Francisco.
A San Francisco Victorian Modern
A San Francisco Victorian Modern
Growsgreen Landscape Design
Photo by Caitlin Atkinson
Design ideas for a modern garden in San Francisco.
Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Design ideas for a small modern back formal partial sun garden in Denver with an outdoor sport court, natural stone paving and a water feature.
Full Home Remodel
Full Home Remodel
Pearl Remodeling
Gas fire place and modern sitting area
Photo of a large modern back formal full sun garden for summer in Los Angeles with a fire feature and concrete paving.
Modern Backyard Oasis in Moorestown, New Jersey
Modern Backyard Oasis in Moorestown, New Jersey
Techo-Bloc
This backyard landscape design is inspired by our Blu Grande Smooth patio slab. Perfect paving slab for modern poolsides and backyard design, Blu Grande Smooth is a large concrete patio stone available in multiple colors. It's smooth texture is sleek to the eye but rougher to the touch which avoids it from getting slippery when wet. The large rectangular shape works as an easy add-on into Blu 60 regular modular patterns but can also work as a stand-alone to create a very linear look. Check out the HD2 Blu Grande Smooth which is all about seamless looks with a tighter/poreless texture and anti-aging technology. Check out our website to shop the look! https://www.techo-bloc.com/shop/slabs/blu-grande-smooth/
Modern Landscaping
Modern Landscaping
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
The problem this Memorial-Houston homeowner faced was that her sumptuous contemporary home, an austere series of interconnected cubes of various sizes constructed from white stucco, black steel and glass, did not have the proper landscaping frame. It was out of scale. Imagine Robert Motherwell's "Black on White" painting without the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston's generous expanse of white walls surrounding it. It would still be magnificent but somehow...off. Intuitively, the homeowner realized this issue and started interviewing landscape designers. After talking to about 15 different designers, she finally went with one, only to be disappointed with the results. From the across-the-street neighbor, she was then introduced to Exterior Worlds and she hired us to correct the newly-created problems and more fully realize her hopes for the grounds. "It's not unusual for us to come in and deal with a mess. Sometimes a homeowner gets overwhelmed with managing everything. Other times it is like this project where the design misses the mark. Regardless, it is really important to listen for what a prospect or client means and not just what they say," says Jeff Halper, owner of Exterior Worlds. Since the sheer size of the house is so dominating, Exterior Worlds' overall job was to bring the garden up to scale to match the house. Likewise, it was important to stretch the house into the landscape, thereby softening some of its severity. The concept we devised entailed creating an interplay between the landscape and the house by astute placement of the black-and-white colors of the house into the yard using different materials and textures. Strategic plantings of greenery increased the interest, density, height and function of the design. First we installed a pathway of crushed white marble around the perimeter of the house, the white of the path in homage to the house’s white facade. At various intervals, 3/8-inch steel-plated metal strips, painted black to echo the bones of the house, were embedded and crisscrossed in the pathway to turn it into a loose maze. Along this metal bunting, we planted succulents whose other-worldly shapes and mild coloration juxtaposed nicely against the hard-edged steel. These plantings included Gulf Coast muhly, a native grass that produces a pink-purple plume when it blooms in the fall. A side benefit to the use of these plants is that they are low maintenance and hardy in Houston’s summertime heat. Next we brought in trees for scale. Without them, the impressive architecture becomes imposing. We placed them along the front at either corner of the house. For the left side, we found a multi-trunk live oak in a field, transported it to the property and placed it in a custom-made square of the crushed marble at a slight distance from the house. On the right side where the house makes a 90-degree alcove, we planted a mature mesquite tree. To finish off the front entry, we fashioned the black steel into large squares and planted grass to create islands of green, or giant lawn stepping pads. We echoed this look in the back off the master suite by turning concrete pads of black-stained concrete into stepping pads. We kept the foundational plantings of Japanese yews which add green, earthy mass, something the stark architecture needs for further balance. We contoured Japanese boxwoods into small spheres to enhance the play between shapes and textures. In the large, white planters at the front entrance, we repeated the plantings of succulents and Gulf Coast muhly to reinforce symmetry. Then we built an additional planter in the back out of the black metal, filled it with the crushed white marble and planted a Texas vitex, another hardy choice that adds a touch of color with its purple blooms. To finish off the landscaping, we needed to address the ravine behind the house. We built a retaining wall to contain erosion. Aesthetically, we crafted it so that the wall has a sharp upper edge, a modern motif right where the landscape meets the land.
Western Exposure
Western Exposure
TLC Gardens
David Winger
Large modern front formal full sun garden for summer in Denver with concrete paving and a rockery.
8年後 〜 E-House
8年後 〜 E-House
仲摩邦彦建築設計事務所
庭も竣工時とは見違えるほどに作り込まれていました。
Design ideas for a small modern front driveway full sun garden for summer in Tokyo Suburbs with a garden path and natural stone paving.
Potrero Hill Lookout
Potrero Hill Lookout
Seed Studio Landscape Design
photo by Seed Studio, editing by TR PhotoStudio
Inspiration for a small modern back xeriscape full sun garden in San Francisco with gravel and a fire feature.
Belclaire
Belclaire
AquaTerra Outdoors
AquaTerra Outdoors was hired to design and install the entire landscape, hardscape and pool for this modern home. Features include Ipe wood deck, river rock details, LED lighting in the pool, limestone decks, water feature wall with custom Bobe water scuppers and more! Photography: Daniel Driensky
Wood Fences
Wood Fences
Dakota Unlimited
Custom horizontal fence design and installation by Dakota Unlimited.
Inspiration for a medium sized modern back formal partial sun garden in Minneapolis with a garden path and natural stone paving.
Sunol Landscape
Sunol Landscape
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Photo of a modern xeriscape garden in San Francisco with decorative stones.
Modern Outdoor Living in Sloans Lake
Modern Outdoor Living in Sloans Lake
Mile High Landscaping
Photo of a modern garden in Denver with a water feature and concrete paving.
Modern Red Cedar Custom Fence
Modern Red Cedar Custom Fence
Superior Fence Co of San Antonio
Inspiration for a medium sized modern back driveway full sun garden for spring in Austin.
Eco Modern
Eco Modern
Eco Landscape Design & Build
Innis Casey Photography
Design ideas for a large modern back xeriscape fully shaded garden in Los Angeles with a fire feature and gravel.
Palo Alto
Palo Alto
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Huettl Landscape
Design ideas for a modern front garden in San Francisco.
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