South of Spain Yard
A guesthouse in the backyard gets a landscape makeover that's reminiscent of southern Spain.
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Bobbi Brown's life became too complex juggling a high-powered job, two little girls and a house remodel, so she asked Valerie Schneider to move into the guesthouse in the backyard to be her nanny and assistant. Schneider loves her space, but she dreams about having a small patch of earth reminiscent of the south of Spain for outdoor dining and for her beloved cat, T.S. Elliot, to enjoy. Brown wants to thank Schneider for all that she's done for her family, and with the help of host Susie Coelho, designer Joel Joves, landscaper Lynn Freer and the Outer Spaces crew, this dream comes true.
Before: Large toys and oddly-placed furniture currently comprise this yard in front of a guesthouse where the family's nanny/assistant, Valerie Schneider, lives. She hasn't been able to entertain and would like a special place with a Spanish influence to share with her cat and friends.
When couples get together to plan backyards, sparks often fly when they find that their wish lists are worlds apart.