Small urban gardens demand well-considered designs to meet the needs of families. Working with a restrained palette, we carefully considered every detail of this front and back garden re-design, which included a custom water feature, firepit and seating areas. The front garden is now a chic entry with lines underscoring the home's geometry--one that can be transformed into a lively gathering spot. A flagstone planter was reconfigured as a sleek reflecting pool, and new fencing echoes the mid-century home's existing siding. Soft planting provides a foil for the architecture's clean lines, with feathery Cyperus papyrus offering privacy without blocking light.
Location: Long Beach, CA, US
My Role: Landscape Designer