Inviting Front Yard
The homeowners hope to create an impressive front yard that reflects their home's great style and embraces their desire to connect with the neighborhood.
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When Jeff and Margie decided to downsize several years ago, they chose a beautiful Craftsman-style cottage to make the transition. Their thoughtful interior design choices made the intimate-sized space work perfectly for them. They now hope to create an impressive front yard that reflects their home's great style and embraces their desire to connect with the neighborhood.
Jeff and Margie want a welcoming garden that addresses both form and function. Ready for this challenge are landscape designers Katja Perrey, Peter Jensen and Gayle Martin.
Katja Perrey has created a drought-tolerant, multi-level front yard with a stone retaining wall and a decomposed granite walkway. Jensen's architectural concept defines the new street entryway with gracious stone pylons, which match the porch's foundation. Color and fragrance are abundant in Gayle Martin's picturesque garden design. Her custom-made trellises feature colorful mosaic inlays patterned after birds of paradise.
After a week of reviewing the three designs Jeff and Margie choose Gayle Martin to design their front garden. The once listless space is now a welcoming textural terrain with a colorful array of fragrant flowers and plants. The intimate patio setting and meandering stone pathway also add to the cottage's new inviting feel. Martin has created an enticing entryway and gorgeous front yard that Jeff and Margie can share with the community for many years to come.
Kim Calhane's background as an elementary school art teacher lends itself well to her fun and festive front yard decorations,...