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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reading Between the Lines

Sometimes we forget about the spaces between the spaces. One of my favorite ways to add impact to any project is to sneak in detail where you might least expect it.

Grout lines are the perfect venue to showcase beach rocks and seashells.

Groundcover helps break up this concrete patio. Dymondia margaretae is one of my favorites because it is so durable and the olive green color is soft and subtle.

In this patio we left a 4" gap or trough between the hardscape patio and the edge of a spa wall. This gave us the opportunity to add texture with pea gravel and groundcover. You can also add small low voltage lights to illuminate these low walls adding even more impact.