Monday, August 26, 2013

Landscape, Lifestyle and Joie de vivre

 Ah, August is nearly over, but I'm not ready to let go of summer. We're so close to finishing the inside of our house, I'm already dreaming about the outside. Thought I'd share some inspirational pics of landscaping that is just so beautiful. Love the broken concrete and gravel and all the lush vines growing up and around this patio.

 We're definitely going with gravel. No need to mow it and it still allows for yard drainage. You do have to be diligent about keeping the weeds out though. 

 Such a lovely outdoor eating area. The lush vegetation is tempting.

 Glass of wine anyone? That striped table cloth adds a nice punch of color.

 This little seating area is so inviting, don't you think? Grab a pillow, a book and a glass of lemonade. With regard to landscaping our front yard, our challenges will be creating a sense of privacy with an outdoor patio, that is, with a stone or stucco wall, but one that's not too high or too obtrusive as to make you feel disconnected from the neighborhood. 

Like Provence, Carmel is another inspiration for landscaping. We plan to have a grape stake fence. It lends a note of whimsical fairytale to our Euro farmhouse feel.

 This winding walkway pulls you right in. We must have one of these two. Although I don't think I could care for this many plants even though I love how they look here.

1 comment:

  1. The pictures above all look magnificent. There is no doubt that people can use it as an inspiration for their own landscaping project. It looks very relaxing! Everyone would surely love to spend time in these lovely places.

    Matt Kucik @ Meridian Landscaping, LLC