Hanna Särökaari Designs the Adjustable Verso Vertical Plant Stand

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hanna-sarokaari-designs-the-adjustable-verso-vertical-plant-stand/verso_plantwall-plants-hanna_sarokaari-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Verso_plantwall-plants-hanna_sarokaari-1-810x926.jpg" alt="Hanna Särökaari Designs the Adjustable Verso Vertical Plant Stand" /></a>
                                Fresh off its debut at Habitare during Helsinki Design Week, the <a href="http://www.hannasarokaari.fi/designs/verso/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Verso</a> plant stand offers a new way to display your plants. Designed by Helsinki-based designer <a href="http://www.hannasarokaari.fi/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hanna Särökaari</a>, the foldable stand allows you to grow multiple groups of plants or herbs within its rectangular containers while having the freedom to move or adjust them thanks to its screen-like design.
Verso comprises three connected modules that provide the ability to move them back and forth for a variety of looks. As the plants grow over time, they’ll fill in the empty spaces creating an ever-changing piece that can be used as a room or space partition. It works inside or out on balconies, patios, or even in the garden.
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12 Covered Outdoor Living Areas to Maximize Patio Usage During Cooler Months

With the kids back in school, your calendar is probably heating up. But just when an evening spent relaxing on the patio is most needed, the cooling temperatures seem to conspire against you. But there is good news! Covered outdoor living areas give you the chance to maximize your patio’s usage even as the seasons change. There are a handful of immediate benefits you reap when you cover your patio. When you protect your outdoor space from the elements, you can leave pillows and throws outside. You also create a sheltered area from which you can enjoy the seasonal rainstorms and the ever-earlier sunsets. And because the area gets less exposure, you can invest in nicer, comfier patio furniture. Whether you prefer a solitary evening to unwind or want to enjoy the versatile space with friends before the busyness of the holidays, your covered patio will deliver. If you want some
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Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That’s Both Designed and Made in China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kun-design-launches-a-new-outdoor-collection-thats-both-designed-and-made-in-china/kun-design-1-banyantree/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Kun-Design-1-BanyanTree-810x490.jpg" alt="Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That&#8217;s Both Designed and Made in China" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.kundesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kun Design</a> creates design-focused outdoor furniture that maintains the same level of sophistication that indoor furnishings possess, while boasting a &#8220;Designed in China&#8221; and &#8220;Made in China&#8221; ethos. Their contemporary products are designed so they can be used anytime and in any setting, indoors or out, no matter the aesthetic. Their latest collection includes the Banyan Tree seating series, the PIPE Bar Cart, and the Screen, all of which can be used together or separate under any scenario.
Banyan Tree features a series of woven seats, including a sofa, lounge chair, rocking chair, and dining chair The backs are woven with a weather-resistant and easy-to-clean material that forms a natural curve to mimic the human spine for added comfort. The interwoven strands reference tree vines, hence the name of the series, which creates an open weave for a sophisticated look. The PIPE Bar Cart is an extension of the Pipe
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Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That’s Both Designed and Made in China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kun-design-launches-a-new-outdoor-collection-thats-both-designed-and-made-in-china/kun-design-1-banyantree/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Kun-Design-1-BanyanTree-810x490.jpg" alt="Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That&#8217;s Both Designed and Made in China" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.kundesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kun Design</a> creates design-focused outdoor furniture that maintains the same level of sophistication that indoor furnishings possess, while boasting a &#8220;Designed in China&#8221; and &#8220;Made in China&#8221; ethos. Their contemporary products are designed so they can be used anytime and in any setting, indoors or out, no matter the aesthetic. Their latest collection includes the Banyan Tree seating series, the PIPE Bar Cart, and the Screen, all of which can be used together or separate under any scenario.
Banyan Tree features a series of woven seats, including a sofa, lounge chair, rocking chair, and dining chair The backs are woven with a weather-resistant and easy-to-clean material that forms a natural curve to mimic the human spine for added comfort. The interwoven strands reference tree vines, hence the name of the series, which creates an open weave for a sophisticated look. The PIPE Bar Cart is an extension of the Pipe
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Bujnie Designs the Bauhaus-Inspired BonBon Collection of Plant Stands

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bujnie-designs-the-bauhaus-inspired-bonbon-collection-of-plant-stands/bujnie-bonbon-plant-stands-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/BUJNIE-BonBon-Plant-stands-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Bujnie Designs the Bauhaus-Inspired BonBon Collection of Plant Stands" /></a>
                                If you <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-plant-adorned-mirror-and-table-by-bujnie/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">remember</a>, <a href="https://www.bujnie.pl/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bujnie</a> is a Polish design and manufacturing studio that has a mission to seamlessly bring greenery into your homes and offices, especially those living in urban areas, with their designs that cleverly incorporate plants within their clean forms. They&#8217;ve just released a new Bauhaus-inspired collection called BonBon and the products feature soft curves and simple shapes that come together to form two plant stands, MILO and TONDO, a console called DOPPI, and two hanging planters named MOU and DOU.
BonBon launched earlier this month during Maison&Objet as part of the Culture.pl exhibition to promote Polish design worldwide.
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Architecturally-Inspired Planters by Anchor Ceramics

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                                Founded by Bruce Rowe, Melbourne-based studio <a href="https://www.anchorceramics.com/#anchor-ceramics" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Anchor Ceramics</a> created a range of planters that strike a balance between the organic forms found in wheel-thrown pottery and the clean lines found in architecture.
The planters come in two different styles: the Undercut, which has a small step carved at the base, and the Funnel, inspired by traditional water pipes that have a wider mouth than the base. The range is available in various colors inspired by the Australian landscape, including speckled white, speckled grey, sage grey, charcoal, olive green, and traditional terracotta. Anchor Ceramics is available online and at the showroom of Robert Plumb.
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6 Ideas for Creating a Contemporary Landscape

If you ever want to confuse yourself, take a look at all of the varying definitions of what constitutes contemporary design. Interior Designer Leah Rourke at relish interiors gives one of the best definitions: “Contemporary design refers to what is popular or used right now … it is ever changing and borrows pieces and styles from all different eras.” As such, it can be eclectic, changing from year to year. At the moment, it contains neutral colors, minimalism, texture contrast and curved lines. You can learn more about contemporary design here. If you enjoy this style, read on to learn how to apply it to the outdoors in a contemporary landscape.
Contemporary Landscape Bare Trellis

Bare trellis walls retain a sense of minimalism. Image: Ian Moore Design

Geometric trellis walls

This garden fully displays what it means to have a contemporary garden space. While the trellis walls don’t have the curved lines you’ll
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Marcel Sigel Reimagines a Classic Bentwood Chair for DesignByThem

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/marcel-sigel-reimagines-a-classic-bentwood-chair-for-designbythem/soda-chair-marcel-sigel-designbythem-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Soda-Chair-Marcel-Sigel-DesignByThem-1-810x837.jpg" alt="Marcel Sigel Reimagines a Classic Bentwood Chair for DesignByThem" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">DesignByThem</a> has unveiled a new indoor/outdoor stackable chair that&#8217;s the work of industrial designer <a href="http://marcelsigel.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marcel Sigel</a>. The <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/products/soda-chair?variant=12496050258008"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soda Chair</a> features a bold yet visually light silhouette that references a classic bentwood chair from the 19th century. The chair is both striking with graphic appeal while at the same time feeling fairly minimalist making it perfect for balconies, patios, cafes, or even indoors.
Powder coated stainless steel tubing curves to create its unique form which frames formed metal mesh that makes up the seat and backrest. Photography by Pete Daly (studio) and Grant Harvey (lifestyle).
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10 Modern, Portable Grills That Will Help You Keep Summer Alive

                                Whether you love going camping, enjoy picnics at the park or beach, throw lots of BBQs, or just like to soak up every warm summer day, outdoor eating is one of the best things about warmer temps. Are summer months really summer months if you don&#8217;t spend lots of time eating outdoors? We don&#8217;t think so. And since not everyone has a large outdoor space or even the funds or desire for a large grill, portable grills are a great option. Since we&#8217;re clinging onto the last days of summer like our lives depended on it, we decided to check out some smaller, more practical modern portable grills that will definitely fulfill everyone&#8217;s BBQ dreams.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-portable-grills-that-will-help-you-keep-summer-alive/roundup-modern-portable-grills-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Roundup-Modern-Portable-Grills-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern, Portable Grills That Will Help You Keep Summer Alive" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAH766P7006&amp;cm_re=portable_grill-_-9SIAAH766P7006-_-Product"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">2 Burner Portable Stainless Steel BBQ Table Top Propane Gas Grill</a> 2. <a href="https://www.aplusrstore.com/product/1780/mon-oncle-v2-barbecue"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mon Oncle V2 Barbecue by Mermelada Estudio for RS Barcelona</a> 3. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Tayama-TYQ-001-Portable-Charcoal-Grill/dp/B01IH4REMW/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1535687646&amp;sr=8-11&amp;keywords=TAYAMA+grill"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tayama TYQ-001 Portable Charcoal Grill</a> 4. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/to-go-grill-by-eva-solo-EVAP151729.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">To Go Grill by Eva <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></div>
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5 Outdoor Living Spaces That Keep True to Nature

Bringing living spaces outside has gotten more and more popular over the years. It’s a great way to blend nature and the modern comforts of home. However, some spaces focus on those modern comforts so much that outdoor elements are all but lost. If you prefer a more organic theme in your outdoor living spaces, we’ve compiled some easy ways to achieve a relaxing vibe outside that doesn’t compromise on nature.
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A natural tree design keeps an outdoor space grounded. Image: Peters Billiards

Tree design

This highly creative outdoor living space keeps it natural by incorporating a bare tree design. The tree doubles as a place to hang lanterns, adding to the rustic vibe of the space. Floor lanterns contribute to that ambient lighting. Small touches like the plants on the table add splashes of color. Additionally, a light color scheme in the wood flooring, outdoor furniture and roof matches the
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Gorgeous Ideas for Fall Porch Decorating

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Autumn is the perfect season for fall porch decorating. Image: Pottery Barn

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We absolutely love fall decorating. This is the season of pumpkin-everything, with rich and warm colors that welcome our friends and family into our homes. Decorating your porch for autumn starts with colors. Before you begin your fall porch decorating, you’ll need to create a color scheme. You’re definitely not limited to using only the typical fall colors, like orange and brown. You can expand your fall color scheme to include colors that look best with your home’s exterior. Here are some inspiring ideas for your fall decorating color scheme:

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RT1home Takes Care of All Your Urban Gardening Needs

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                                <a href="https://rt1home.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">RT1home</a> is a small Los Angeles-based brand that offers a curated selection of modern gardening <a href="https://rt1home.com/collections/accessories"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">accessories</a> and <a href="https://rt1home.com/collections/tools"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">tools</a> that are made in Japan or designed and manufactured in the United States. The <a href="https://rt1home.com/collections/all"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">online boutique</a> sells just about everything an urban gardener would need to start their own garden or collection of plants, as well as to take care of them, like soft planters, totes, tarps, snips, trowels, scissors, knives, saws, flower frogs, seeds, and more. They won&#8217;t come over to water your plants for you but they&#8217;ll make sure you&#8217;re equipped with the gear you need to prove to everyone you do, in fact, have a green thumb.
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Loll Designs Is Furniture for the Modern Lollygagger

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=septembersale"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Late summer just might be the ideal time to enjoy all that the great outdoors have to offer, and we’re ready to take full advantage of both the weather and <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=septembersale"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> September Annual Sale that features <strong>15% off and free shipping!</strong> Guided by a vision to inspire people to appreciate the outdoors, Loll creates innovative and functional products that are beautifully crafted in the USA from 100% recycled plastic. In fact, most of the materials come from reclaimed HDPE plastic milk jugs – since 2005 they’ve been able to reclaim over 100 million during their manufacturing process!
Tall Lollygagger Lounge Chair Adirondack Chair (Flat) Originally known for their iconic Adirondack Chair, Loll Designs has grown their offerings to include outdoor dining sets, accent
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Tips for Creating the Outdoor Shower of Your Dreams

An outdoor shower can be both fun and practical. If you don’t want kids, pets and other adults tracking dirt through your house, an outdoor shower is a great way to keep the great outdoors where it belongs: outdoors. Below are some of the biggest trends in outdoor showers, along with tips from experts on how to incorporate them into your outdoor space.
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Turn a boring backyard into a relaxing retreat with an outdoor shower. Image: Pearl Remodeling

Tips for installing your outdoor shower

“Outdoor showers are a nice feature for pool owners or beachfront homes,” says Jarret Acevedo, a master plumber and owner of Jarret Acevedo Plumbing and Heating. However, depending on how low your temperatures drop in the winter, you’ll need to take precautions with your shower. “Care is definitely needed to plumb it properly to protect from freezing if it’s an area with frigid temperatures,” Acevedo warns. Placing
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How to Decorate Your Apartment Balcony (Plus, Some Design Inspiration to Get You Started)

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Designing an apartment balcony doesn’t have to be synonymous with simply putting out a table and a few chairs. With a little planning and forethought, this space can become your new favorite place to spend time. Read on to learn how to design an apartment balcony like a pro — and for some design inspiration to get you started on your own space. With a little creativity, you can create an outdoor oasis that feels equally functional and aesthetically pleasing.
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Designing an apartment balcony is about so much more than chairs. Image: Michael Muraz Photography

How to design your apartment balcony

Though designing an apartment balcony is largely a matter of catering to your own personal tastes, there are a few things you
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Lapis Side Table by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues for Link Outdoor

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lapis-side-table-by-alexander-purcell-rodrigues-for-link-outdoor/alexander-purcell-rodrigues-lapis-side-table-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Alexander-Purcell-Rodrigues-Lapis-Side-Table-0-810x845.jpg" alt="Lapis Side Table by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues for Link Outdoor" /></a>
                                Since 2017, <a href="https://www.linkoutdoor.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Link Outdoor</a> has asked award-winning designers to create a one-of-a-kind side table for charity that worked alongside the brand&#8217;s ethos. The collection of designs, named the Jewel Tables, are now available for sale with the original ones being auctioned off to raise money for scholarships that benefit the Dallas design community. One of those tables was designed by London- and Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.alexanderpurcellrodrigues.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alexander Purcell Rodrigues</a> out of reclaimed teak and powder-coated cast aluminum, resulting in the <a href="https://www.linkoutdoor.com/lapis-side-table"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lapis Side Table</a>.
The sculptural outdoor side table was inspired by the cutting and setting processes of gemstones with three teak facets held together with a prong-like setting. Its aluminum legs curve up from the ground and come together before separating out to clasp the “stones” in place. The base comes in five powder-coated finishes – Bone White, Silver, Gun Metal, Bronze Patina, or Antique Bronze – with the tabletop available in
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6 Tips for Creating a Functional Micro Patio

Do you have a small patio space that you don’t quite know what to do with? It’s easy to get discouraged looking at photos of outdoor living spaces with sprawling outdoor kitchens, massive patios and natural fire pit areas. But if you have a smaller backyard space, you just need to get creative in your design. This is where a micro patio comes in. By focusing on key design elements like the color scheme, plant spacing and artistic pieces, you can create a stylish, usable space that anyone would love to relax in. Read on to learn how to rethink those tiny outdoor spaces.
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A single long table adds visual length and more usability to a small patio space. Image: Kate Eyre Garden Design

Turn “small” into “cozy”

The first step in making the most of a small patio is reframing how you see the space. Rather than thinking about what
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Tait Adds the Trace Sunlounge to Adam Goodrum’s Trace Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tait-adds-the-trace-sunlounge-to-adam-goodrums-trace-collection/tait-goodrum-trace_sunlounge-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Tait-Goodrum-Trace_Sunlounge-1-810x545.jpg" alt="Tait Adds the Trace Sunlounge to Adam Goodrum&#8217;s Trace Collection" /></a>
                                Last year, Australian outdoor brand <a href="https://madebytait.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tait</a> launched the <a href="https://design-milk.com/trace-the-latest-outdoor-lounge-collection-from-tait/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Trace</a> collection designed by <a href="http://adamgoodrum.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adam Goodrum</a>, and then expanded it earlier this year with a really cool <a href="https://design-milk.com/adam-goodrum-adds-the-trace-planter-to-outdoor-collection-for-tait/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">planter</a>. Now, they&#8217;re adding the <a href="https://madebytait.com.au/tait-news/introducing-trace-sunlounge/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Trace Sunlounge</a> to round out the luxurious collection.
Lounge chairs scream poolside relaxation and with the Sunlounge’s comfy upholstered cushion and three levels of reclining options, you’ll be fighting others to stake your claim on it first. When elevated, collection’s signature mesh is spotted behind the backrest and when it’s lying flat it becomes a cozy daybed. Wooden wheels with an outer rubber trim make it easy to roll the lounger to the perfect spot. High-performance materials were used so it can weather just about all types of, well, weather. The structure is made of corrosion-resistant aluminum with laser-cut drainage holes in the base to help water evaporate. Foam in varying densities aids in quick drying times so no
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Advice From the Experts: How to Shop for the Right Yard Equipment

Summer is here, which means lawn care is in full swing. If you know you’re missing the right tools to keep up with your backyard but aren’t sure where to turn, this post is for you. The lawn care experts at Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) have offered us some of their best advice for how to shop for the right yard equipment. As President and CEO of OPEI Kris Kiser says, “The right outdoor power equipment can help you get the work done faster, and can help you safely maintain your yard.” With that in mind, here’s what they had to say:
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The best lawn care starts with a plan. Image: Chris Snook

Start with a plan

Before you can buy any yard equipment, you need a plan of action. The folks at OPEI recommend starting with a sketch rather than trying to go off your own memory.
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A Heritage Home Gets Modern Outdoor Entertaining Spaces and Gardens

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                                In the Camberwell suburb of Melbourne, this heritage house wasn&#8217;t the problem. The issue was the outdoor spaces and how they didn&#8217;t work for the entertaining-loving owners. <a href="https://www.landscape.net.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ian Barker Gardens</a> was hired to bring life to the exterior while creating plenty of modern entertaining spaces, which included the entrance garden, side lawn garden, woodland garden, rear garden, pool area, and side courtyard garden.
They were also tasked with designing a pool large enough for their extended family, a playhouse for the kids, a play area for them to run around, space for everyone to spread out, a veggie garden, and a shady tree to rest under. The owners also asked them to update the look of the tennis court and to save as many of the original trees as possible. Many tall orders, but the designers definitely came through. The designers managed to merge the original architectural style with new
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