A Tuscan Backyard
The Williams family would like to turn their backyard into a beautiful space with an Italian theme.
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Catherine and Scott Williams want to landscape their backyard to create a beautiful but safe space for their family. They would like a design that pulls the yard together and give it an Italian theme reminiscent of Tuscany, with separate areas for entertaining and play space for their daughter. Their budget for labor and materials is $25,000.
The Williams family would like to turn their backyard into a coordinated space with an Italian theme. Up to the challenge are the design team of Brogan Lane and Karen Fisher, landscape architect Fausto Reyes and Anne Phillips.
Lane and Fisher's design includes a vast assortment of plants and a facelift for the pool house — all with European touches. Fausto Reyes intends to significantly change the look of the pool and place a distinctive water feature near it. Anne Phillips proposes a distinctly Tuscan feel and Mediterranean plants throughout the yard.
After one week of reviewing the three designs, Scott and Catherine select Fausto Reyes' plan, and the multi-area backyard becomes a unified space with a Tuscan flair. Gone are the mismatched patios and umbrellas. Now a Tuscan blend of sun and shade invites the whole family to step outside. Catherine and Scott's backyard used to be a crowded assortment of impractical features. Ryes has replaced all that and created a Tuscan paradise the Williams family never thought possible.
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