I love to hike! There is just something about being outside all day and working hard physically that feels so very rewarding! My favorite place to hike is the White Mountains and taking on a 4000’ mountain. Typically, with these vertical climbs, I need to sit and catch my breath. It is in these restful… Continue reading Nature Inspires the Organic Fabric Line
Why Architecture is an Important Part of Design Inspirations
When I design, the beauty of buildings inspires me. From the very simplistic to the extremely intricate, I appreciate what Architects – both current and historic – have created. With these in mind, I designed a line of fabric. My graphic line of fabric is inspired by architecture. This line has a very defined and… Continue reading Why Architecture is an Important Part of Design Inspirations
The Benefits of a “Whole Home Design” Approach
Why a holistic strategy delivers the best in architecture, interior design, and landscape for a connected whole home design When I’m starting a new whole home design project it feels like Christmas Eve – every time I am SO excited! There are so many possibilities, each more thrilling than the next. These beginnings are always… Continue reading The Benefits of a “Whole Home Design” Approach
How to Use Landscaping to Create Privacy in Your Outdoor Space
If you have a neighbor that you can see from your house, chances are that you need to create privacy, perhaps by using landscaping. True, living urban means that you are pretty much guaranteed a privacy issue. However, I have also been to many houses that even though they own more than an acre, the… Continue reading How to Use Landscaping to Create Privacy in Your Outdoor Space
How to Create a Welcoming Walkway
As you are wrapping up construction on your home, the last question of how to create a welcoming walkway may be begging for an answer. Okay, the thing about landscaping is that by the time the project gets to the hardscape (or stonework) to create walkways, stone walls, and patios, two things have happened: “Project… Continue reading How to Create a Welcoming Walkway
Anemone Canadensis… Tricky to Say, Easy to Plant!
White flowers and complex leaves define this simple and beautiful plant. I planted this flower about 4 years ago in my front yard, divided it 2 years ago for the backyard, and it is still strong and vibrant. It is beautiful next to a pond or planted with Solomon Seal and Hosta. I encourage you… Continue reading Anemone Canadensis… Tricky to Say, Easy to Plant!
Warning… It’s Time to Finish Up Your Landscaping Projects!
I always figure, if I have to wear my warmest coat on job sites during the middle of the day then it is TIME… time to wrap up all landscaping projects. You can not get your CO (Certificate of Occupancy) unless you have egress from your home that meets code. Therefore, all elevations with grade… Continue reading Warning… It’s Time to Finish Up Your Landscaping Projects!
How Boulders Can Make a Statement
Obviously, boulders are not to be taken lightly! While they are large and heavy they also have an amazing ability to blend with the environment. In New England, we are lucky to have a great deal of boulders that have natural moss and lichen on them bringing history and depth to the landscape design. Here… Continue reading How Boulders Can Make a Statement
The Potting Shed!
Potting sheds are not only functional and fun but can also be very creative. This is a great article with some ideas of Potting Sheds and how to use reclaimed items. They come in many different shapes & sizes to meet your needs. Allow at least 2 days to clean out – especially when a… Continue reading The Potting Shed!
Putting Your Garden To Bed
Well, it’s that time. As sad as it is, we have to accept the winter that is to come. If you put your plants to bed well, they will love you back in the spring. I work exclusively with Hale’s Landscaping so here are a few ideas from Steve & John Hale: -Clean out all… Continue reading Putting Your Garden To Bed