**** lighting Chris - I totally agree that this lighting playfulness is what we're going for. Karen - These lights are fun. Also like the patio but it would be really frustrating if it is in a dining area where furniture is moving. Great in a living space - #1 for Karen TLC Team- I agree however do you see having those large joints suitable for dining or for a proper lounge? Would it be better for you both if the level and the spacing was flush with the grass. We love the lighting playfulness. Chris doesn't think we could do this. Have not had luck maintaining the plant material. I think it would work in a lounge type area where we didn't move chairs but not on a dining space
Chris - I like this patio, and the simplicity/functionality of the terraces. I also like the wall of greenery in the back. Love the back wall look. Nice if the terraces are wide enough to use TLC Team- I also enjoy the ashlar patio. It has a very nice color tone for your look, and the terraces (although not large) give a great example of how these elements in elevational change can really work well together.
TLC Team- This pergola shows the cleanliness and attention to form and function. What do you enjoy about the louvers and metal framing? What could be done to improve pleasurable context within your landscape goals? Chris - I like the cleanliness, but the frame seems too thick and the joists to severe and sparse. Karen - likes the overhand and cantelever look.
This is a small yard at a clients house. It is enchanting. There is a slight step up in the back where the hot tub is. Very nice use of terracing TLC Team- Does a stamped concrete terrace provide the aesthetic appeal your looking for? Could you describe what part of the image is enchanting for you? Thank you for providing this example.
I like the small surrounding gardens. Cool fence TLC Team- Do you enjoy a sitting space being crowded on the borders by planting or more organized layer beds? Relative to the earlier image and architectural style of wood fence in this image study. How does the height, size of board slats, and column sizing of this image speak to you for fence design?
Chris - Yes, playful winter lighting would give the outdoor space 4 season appeal. Karen - This reminded me that I like to wrap the elm trunks in the winter for christmas lights so some electrical access would be good near that tree. We currently have to use a long extension cord. TLC Team - Are you open to outdoor power outlets installed through the site for accessible decoration use?
I like the subtle lights and what looks like a little reading room or small dining area. I also like the terracing and the raw metal TLC Team - The lights provide path access availability at anytime, will be opportunistic on site for consistent flow and safety. How does the shadow effect strike you in this image? Can the lights be bolder or would you see them being dimmer? We like to paint with light.
TLC Team - Tell us what you don't like and what you do like about this image? TLC Team - Is there a mixture of paving products that you like to see blended in this design patio - We like both the wood and the stepping stone transition. I love the plant material behind the sofa, fells very cozy - we really like bamboo and would love to keep the plant we have in the back. Also like the lighting. I don't like the furniture if that matters
simple and pretty. TLC Team - What about this image are you attracted to in simplicity, can you be more specific? I find the simplicity in the steel structure is nicely juxtaposed with the wall and access and the flow of the space.Karen - I like the simplicity of the materials. It feels unfussy to me. I like the variety of the pots and simple fountain. Chris - I like this one. "Simple elegance" could be the theme of the project. Chris - 4 - #4 Karen
pretty path don't need quite so much light. TLC Team - I like the circles its playful and functional. With lighting it is important to have areas of darkness. More like painting with light. Chris - Fanciful and fun is a required element. This picture is a good example of that. Chris - 5 Karen #2 TLC Team - what about mulching or a lighter colored stone to fill path in regards to the grey stone?
cozy landscape, like the color in the wall and organic lines. TLC Team - Interesting lines with this on a rectangular site. Creates a feeling of more space. This is a tenant of design for creating a larger feeling and breaking up the expected. For your site I feel that some of this applied design techniques will bring the outdoor environment to life.
Formal, unique entry gate. Chris TLC Team - This frames the space well , has clean lines and is simple. I am assuming you would like this at the front access to the yard off the driveway ? Do you mean the space between our houses? If so, then yes. Chris - Formal gate to enter backyard from front yard feels like a required element. See also "Beautiful transition"
really like this. Chris hates the little rocks. would like more foliage and flowers but the clean lines are soothing. TLC Team - This was a water feature design I really had fun creating. The polished beach pebbles actually hide a catch basin under the path. I would love to add more plants to the site but the clients were pretty modern minimalist. Thankyou .
comfortable feeling. Like the lushness of the plants. TLC Team - reminds me of Seattle. This is a good use of the space here which is narrow. Some of the plant material here is suitable to colorado in the right microclimate on site. The hostas for example . Did you see the sculptural element in the back?
comfy looking bench. Chris hates throw pillows - these would drive him insane. Like the splash of the red table too - TLC Team - copy on throw pillows. Half the time they just are for decoration. Its good to think about seating and I notice even this photo has the wood and edison light element clean lines.