Elegant European Entrance
See the front yard landscape transformation of this beautiful and elegant French colonial home.
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Up for the challenge are designers Linda Lawrence, Sherman Sylvan and Wendy Harper. Linda Lawrence presents a colorful plant palette, including burgundy Japanese maples and yellow gingkos, and incorporates a soothing waterfall and small fish pond at the front entryway.
After a week of comparing the designs, the Firestones choose Wendy Harper's. Today, the new walkway leads directly to the front door and is framed at the gate with custom ironwork. Sherman proposes a formal French garden theme with antique ironwork and double brick borders. .
Two circular fountains would grace each side of the pathway. Wendy plans to match the European elegance of the home with a classical design. This custom look is carried over to the grand cast iron fountain, which includes fish for the kids to enjoy. Wendy has succeeded in unifying the elegant European look of the home into the front entryway, which looks as if it's always been there.
By using color, these homeowners learn how the hearth can become the center of attention at all their entertaining functions.