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3 Landscape Design Ideas to Add Instant Maturity to a New Home

We’re sharing a trick, a tip, and a design approach we used in the landscape design of this new home that makes it feel instantly elegant, stately and mature. One year before these beautiful LUXE magazine photos were taken, neither this house nor its garden existed. Because it’s on a corner lot in a very established neighborhood, we are frequently […]

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4 Garden Design Ideas for Better Outdoor Living

In our before/after story, we’re sharing four ideas you can use in your own garden design to transform your experience of living outdoors. A little-used pool occupied too much space at the home of this suburban family. Instead of swimming, they wanted easier access to their property and the opportunity to use it for large-scale entertaining. To redesign […]

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A Mother’s Day Garden Story

Senior gardener Deanna Buvala shares a meaningful (and beautiful!)  Mother’s Day tradition along with tips on how to do it yourself. Many years ago when we moved into our new house, I felt compelled to purchase some spring bulbs. I wanted to try some Crocus with the little Tulipa tarda in my back yard. As it goes, […]

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Winged columns define the western limit of the garden. Photo: Linda Oyama Bryan

Ancient Asian Art in a Midwestern Landscape

Sometimes the best way to blend two very different aesthetics – in this case ancient Asian sculpture and the native Midwestern landscape – is to let each remain distinct.  We’re telling the story of this landscape in celebration of its recent commendation by the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Illinois chapter. Enjoy these photos and see more on our website and […]

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The Power of a Tree

As a landscape architect working in a community with such a strong legacy of traditional style, I so enjoy visiting the western US to visit and study great mid-century modernism at its best.  I recently visited Twin Palms, Frank Sinatra’s first get-away home in Palm Springs by California architect E. Stewart Williams. This house looked […]

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Garden Blues

  Blue and white is the primary color combination for the décor and display gardens at this year’s CBG Antiques, Garden and Design Show  starting this week.  It felt both classic and trendy to us (think of the timelessness of gorgeous Chinese porcelain and the Grecian key motif that is springing up everywhere today.) The […]

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