gardens

Saladino Inspired Front Garden

My client sent me this photo of her garden in the morning light a month after planting.

 

The garden is intended to evoke the french chateau feeling of the house. Everything chosen is drought tolerant and can be easily managed but will never look lackluster.
Russian Olive trees, pygmy pea shrubs enmass, Walker’s low Catmint, and […]

Contemporary cottage

The before of this particular project was sad and tired but there was definitely some potential. The worst house on a nice street.

I imagined the house as a cute white cottage with character and charm.. or at least as much character and charm as the budget would allow.

The first step was adding balance to […]

Chateau de Gudanes

These beautiful images are from a new publication, Evoke magazine that a client introduced me to. So dreamy!
Built in the 1700’s the chateau is located in a small village in the south of France nestled amongst the midi-pyrenees.

What a dream it would be to get married here…

Purchased by an Australian couple in 2013, it is currently […]

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247- 4th St Renovation

This house needed a lot of work, but now is the perfect family home!
We adding cedar shakes and a new large window, garage doors, lighting, landscaping and a new driveway outside.
New drywall, paint, hardwood, kitchen, interior doors, as well we added a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, as well as a large mudroom inside. It’s […]

Naturalized Garden Design

That time of year is starting, consultations for landscape design while there is still snow on the ground! It is impossible to get inspired while I look out at the recent dumping of snow but thank goodness for Pinterest.

I recently started a plan for an acreage outside of Carman and because of the site, […]

The Power Of Symmetry

Symmetry is the most basic of design principles but is extraordinarily the most powerful!
Out of these two houses, which one appears visually stronger…and then an entirely different question which family would you prefer to meet?
The more symmetrical house while it is impeccable in it’s symmetry, is it also this symmetry that makes it feel […]

We have lights!

Anyone who has ever undertaken an extensive renovation will know that once you have lights and working outlets it is a huge step forward!!
With the drywall now finished and painting finished we had our electrical  somewhat wrapped up. It feels amazing to be that much closer to being ready to move in!

 

On another note,

I […]

Elm Creek Renovation… Before and After

Our place in Elm Creek is finally… almost finished, should be listed within the next few weeks. We are so proud of how far this building has come and that we were able to stay on budget without cutting any corners and keeping the original character of the building.
I’ve learned so much over this […]

We got a house!!

After a long search for the perfect house we finally found one!! The house is amazing, the yard is amazing, I am just in love with the potential of this house…. so many ideas!
We move in next month and there is a long list of renovations to do to bring out the […]

Custom home plan on an acreage

This is a house plan I just recently finished, I am really pleased with how it turned out. The front of the house is unpretentious, with the entire front exterior built into the site, which slowly rolls down to a gorgeous 9’0″ walk out basement. This house is on a beautiful acreage with a […]