Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Throw a little Arbour in to add detail...

Okay, so I have been very lacking in my blogging these days... My business has me swamped at the moment...  Anyway, here are some pictures I took last month...


... finally had the chance to visit one of my old customer's homes.  I'm glad I waited this long to visit as the plantings have really matured nicely in the space I created for them.  The Arbour has a nice Wisteria vine growing over it.  My customers are waiting patiently for it to flower....almost there!


I wanted to define the eating area and frame the rest of the yard through the arbour entrance...gave it sort of a mystery appeal as you enter the yard from the home, you see the dinning set, then the arbour and you wonder...what's beyond???

How about a nice place to have your coffee/tea and sit while you read a book, a paper...or just meditate to the sounds of the birds?  A lot of these downtown Toronto homes end up with narrow yard spaces and as in this example, you see a garage taking up most of the room.  The best way to approach these types of design challenges is to section each area as a room space...

I ended up giving my customers about a 1000 extra square feet to enjoy while living in their home...  Now if you can only broadcast your wifi out to the back of the property!??!... Perhaps a day at the office could be best served in this space as well???


 

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