As we step into 2024, the world of outdoor design is evolving with exciting trends that promise to redefine our connection with nature. From innovative outdoor living spaces to sustainable landscapes, let’s explore the design trends anticipated to shape the outdoor world this year. Outdoor Living Spaces. Outdoor living continues to be a focal point,…

Colour swatches book. Rainbow sample colors catalogue.

As the design world evolves, so do the color palettes that shape our living spaces. In 2024, we’re set to witness a captivating fusion of timeless classics and vibrant hues, offering a versatile canvas for personal expression and creativity. Earthy Elegance. While grays continue to hold their ground, a warm resurgence of brown is making…

A garden is typically a place of beauty, that accentuates your home and perhaps contributes to its market value. But a garden can also serve as a spot for relaxing, feeling a connection with nature, and even honoring the memory of a loved one. When you plant a memorial garden, you can devote your care…

“Sustainability” is a word you’ve probably heard a lot in recent years. It’s true that we need to change the way we live in order to minimize our impact on their environment as the population surges. But that’s a lot easier to do when we design structures and landscapes with sustainability in mind from the…

Who wouldn’t love their own private, cozy outdoor space, filled with serene, beautiful plant life? If The Secret Garden was a beloved book when you were a child, or you’re just the type to enjoy peaceful seclusion, you will be excited to learn that you can create your own “secret garden” in your backyard. You…

Colour swatches book. Rainbow sample colors catalogue.

Each January we highlight the Pantone Color of the Year, so that our clients and blog followers can anticipate upcoming trends in home decor and landscape design. This year, we’re excited to announce that has been named the Color of the Year. The bold reddish hue is sure to invigorate the design world and excite…

It’s almost that time of year again: Out with the old, and in with the new! If refreshing your indoor or outdoor spaces falls on your resolutions checklist, consider these six emerging trends for 2023. Colors will go dark and moody. We often worry that dark colors will make a room feel smaller. But another…

If you live in a neighborhood with sidewalks, you probably appreciate the walkable atmosphere and better connection with your neighbors. But sidewalks also present a challenge for your landscaping. What do you do with that strip of yard between the sidewalk and road? How can you make it attractive, without causing any problems? It’s called…

Last but certainly not least in our series on current design trends, we will discuss Modern style concepts for 2022 and upcoming years. While you might think of Modern as “simple”, to be well done it must be planned as carefully as any other style! If the saying “less is more” appeals to you, check…

Even though the landscape design world has changed significantly in the past few years, Traditional concepts aren’t going away. In fact, Traditional styles are still extremely popular; we just find new ways to keep the concepts fresh and interesting for homeowners who want a classic look that is up to date. Typically, traditional landscaping includes…

In last week’s blog, we focused on learning the foundational terms of describing style. Now, let’s focus on a popular combination of several styles: Contemporary style. What is Contemporary style, with regard to landscape design? Contemporary style reimagines several other design concepts, and shows up in a range of current trends. We tend to see…

Lanterns and basket between rattan sofa and hammock with pillows in the garden.

A lot has changed in the world of landscape design over the past couple of years. So for this month, we wanted to use a series of blogs to update you on this year’s most current styles. While there’s no need to stick to the strict confines of a label, words do help us to…

Plate full of edible flowers

Each year, we update you on Pantone’s Color of the Year and offer our tips for incorporating the trendy hue in your home and landscape. For 2022, we’re excited to announce Very Peri, a lovely shade of blue with strong purple influence. As Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said in a…

Interior of a backyard sauna

Many of us never experience a sauna unless we visit a spa or a nice hotel. But once there, you find yourself imagining how nice it would be to use a sauna more often. And you can! Backyard saunas are becoming more popular, because you can enjoy the luxurious feeling of a spa without ever…

Rock waterfall

Topiaries. Perhaps due to the extra time we all spent around the house during the pandemic, hobbies such as topiary design have grown in popularity. We’ve also seen a shift toward more organic shapes within topiary enthusiast circles. Water gardens and other water features. What did everyone do while spending more time at home in…

Senior couple potting plants outside.

We all hope to enjoy a landscape that complements our homes, adds curb appeal, and provides for our outdoor living needs But as we get older, we confront other considerations. It’s common to renovate the inside of homes in order to accommodate age and disability, but what about the outside? Yes, in fact, this is…

Backyard with strolling path

There are a number of ways to design a backyard garden, and none of them are more or less “correct” than any other. But of course, there might be a design type that is more suitable for you. If you’d prefer a garden that encourages visitors to move from one feature to another, appreciating the…

Colour swatches book. Rainbow sample colors catalogue.

Every so often, we begin to notice that our homes look “dated” to a bygone decade. One of the easiest ways to refresh our decor, both inside and out, is by renovating new colors. Just think of the 1970s and certain colors come to mind! And the same goes for just about any other decade….

Moon gate - Garden archway into a seating area

Does your garden area need just a little extra “something”? Your garden serves as a special place, where you spend hours tending your plants or simply sitting and enjoying the fruits of your labor. It’s your home away from home, so why not give it a special entryway of its own? Hopefully the following ideas…

Rainbow of bearded iris

Now that April has arrived, you might be noticing flowers and trees that are blooming in full splendor. If you’re wondering what you could plan in your own yard, so that you can enjoy beautiful early spring blooms next year, this blog is for you! The following trees and flowers would make a lovely addition…

Young Woman doing Yoga Exercises Outdoor

Many of us are feeling a need for more outdoor time lately, and who couldn’t use a bit of self-therapy these days? Gardening provides for both of these needs, by encouraging you to spend more enjoyable and even meditative time outside. And luckily, gardening never gets boring, because new trends continuously emerge to keep us…

indoor food gardening

Throughout 2020, home gardening exploded in popularity throughout the country. Our 42 million gardeners swelled to 63 million within the span of a year, and there are no signs of the trend reversing. In fact, most home gardeners report that they want to go bigger and better in 2021! Whenever a hobby enjoys sudden, increased…

Honeybee collecting pollen from California Golden Poppy

Each January, Pantone releases their “color of the year”, sparking a year of inspiration for enthusiasts of both fashion and interior design. The selection process involves careful consideration of trends, both current and emerging, and reflects all areas of design, entertainment, technology, and even current events. For 2021, Pantone actually decided to release a pairing…

We can all remember a time in which front yards were strictly dedicated to curb appeal, with all the action happening in backyards. Driving through most urban and suburban neighborhoods, you almost wouldn’t guess that actual people lived in many of those homes! Rows of houses appeared like movie sets, with the entire family gone…

tigger looking out over ash down

For some of us, the backyard is a place to showcase our skills honed over many years of gardening. For others, it’s a place of recreation and relaxation. We say: Why not both? For those who recall the magic and wonder of their childhoods, we know that a backyard can provide hours of enjoyment and…

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