• Get Inspired with Natural Materials in Your Landscape

  • This naturally modern outdoor living space is packed with customized features and unique materials.  Outdoor Living with Natural Materials You will NOT see anything like this in your favorite paver brochure or your neighbor’s back yard … which was precisely the client’s hope and our vision.

    Although very recently completed, it immediately feels warm and livable as a result of the rich color palate selection and mammoth 4’x4’ irregular natural flagstone embedded into the crushed stone patio.  Never heard of a crushed stone patio?  Most haven’t and the usual reaction is not favorable.  But, now that you have learned about this crunchy option, notice how often is pops up in your insanely sophisticated outdoor living catalogs like Frontgate or your favorite fashion magazine.  Sophisticated, elegant, natural, warm, and textured are adjectives often associated with this cost affective alternative.

    My Rotary buddy and his gorgeous wife are already planning a few parties to show the space off, and I’ m hoping for an invite. They especially love how the materials all merge together.  While there are a huge variety of upscale materials, it doesn’t feel that way.

    Materials and Privacy

    The Tennessee Valley flagstone slabs merges into the crushed royal brassfields gravel patio surface that seamlessly folds into the chocolate stone used to construct the oversized fire feature. Azek decking behaves elegantly as both the gracious landing outside the new back door as well as the day bed/seating bench embracing the patio. Rough sawn cedar with galvanized poles strategically placed overhead pulls in the galvanized facia on the ends of the bench.

    Privacy seems to be a common discussion.  And while we love our neighbors, we simply don’t want to hang out with them every evening as we celebrate life in our cool new space, right? These steel privacy panels were custom designed and then water jet cut to our specifications. Suspended from detailed posts, they work well with the pergola and add a wonderful focal point as well as a conversation piece.

    Let these rich materials inspire ideas into your outdoor world and living space.