How to express your home through your landscape – Show Notes

How do you make sure your landscape and your house pair well?  I talk about two different ways to make your landscape and your home work together: Transitioning the built and natural environmnents, and accenting your home’s architecture.  Find out what works best for your home!

Whether you have a mid-century modern home, southwest style home, modern, seaside, victorian, etc – you can help your home be ‘at home’ in your landscape.

Today’s links: ely.how/episode64

Expressing the character of your home in your landscape

  • Tools for landscape expression

    • Plants
    • Hardscape
    • Ornament
  • What you can do

    • Transition indoor and outdoor spaces
      • Blend structure of home into landscape
      • Effective on most home styles
      • Plants – structure, symmetry, masking
    • Contrast built structure to environment
      • Less common practice
      • Looks good with modernism, seaside, southwestern, and unique styles
      • Simple plantings contrast features of home
    • Express your home
      • Characterize feel, ambience of home
      • Very interpretive, artistic process
      • Examples: relaxing, clean & tidy, cozy, modern, cottage, industrial
      • Utilize plants, ornament, and hardscape
  • Where to start

    • Best transition points
      • Porch
      • Entry room
    • Potted plants
    • Simple accents

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