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Monday, December 6, 2010

Enchanted in L.A.

Sometimes it is the well appointed details that make the biggest difference. Garden Studio Design transformed a backyard that was seldom used into an enchanting destination that reflects the homes refined appointments.

A salvaged wood mantel with votives is one of the
first things guests see as they enter the backyard.

The loggia was built right off the family room
with a fireplace and seating for 8-10 people.

The new loggia is furnished with the same level of detail as any interior space. A far cry from the 'garden center' furnishing that sat outside unoccupied prior to the landscape remodel. (Before pictures will follow.)

Chic custom cushions and pillows give
the landscape remodel a tailored feel.

A rustic garden path leads the visitor to a garden retreat.

The new private garden off the living room's
grand scale windows provides a glimpse
of the outdoors and invites guests to tour the garden.

Although this yard is long and skinny
one outdoor room leads into the next.

This Gloster dining table and chairs are one of my favorites. I love the mix of teak table with woven chairs. These chairs look like wicker but are actually a polyethylene based product (plastic). These chairs are completely weatherproof and extremely hard wearing.

The architecture of the house evokes an English Estate.

The property is located in the canyons of L.A.
and this hillside of perennials sets the scene.

An extra large Spa with an 'infinity edge' is
perfect for a cool dip on hot Summer days.

This fountain was designed and
built to evoke an old world flavor.

Below are the photos of the yard before
Garden Studio got a hold of it.

This yard suffers from what I call the 'Garden Center Aesthetic'. This is a picture of the patio before the Loggia was built and the seating in the photo is practical but so dull and uninviting.

This is the location of the new spa.

This is the location of the current rustic garden path.

This is where the secret garden is
now located off the formal living room.

Now you can see why I do what I do......................I just love
a story with a happy ending.