Inside Out: InEx-teriors Landscaping and Interior Design

Inside Out: InEx-teriors Landscaping and Interior Design


HGTV’s Schmechtig Landscapes Project, Schaumburg, Illinois


Homeowners have an appreciation for special and distinguishing design features to make their home a unique and complete living environment. By unifying the interior and exterior spaces of your home you create a total coordinated environment calling you to enjoy yourself both inside and out. Knowing and understanding the power of design, interior professionals and landscape architects/designers, work together to arrange the fundamental points that are visible from the doors and windows of your home to extend the interior design through to your exterior spaces, providing you a total and inviting living experience.  At Schmechtig, we call this InEx-teriors  and we introduced this to our clients in 2009.  Chicago’s Merchandise Mart invited us to utilize this concept and be the first landscape company to design the outdoor space for its 2010 DreamHome.  By incorporating colors and textures, furniture, fabrics, lighting, water features, art, container pots, accessories, etc. your landscape becomes an extension of your home, not just an accent.


Today, there is value in taking a home’s interior design style to the outside. Traditional furnishings, artwork, rugs and decorative containers appear as part of the new outdoor rooms. Kitchens, firepits and fireplaces along with water features are key elements for the outdoor living space. Fountains and ponds bring the soothing sound of water into any space.



Outdoor Fountain –  Barrington Hills, Schmechtig Landscapes

Water works magic providing a focal point and relaxing rhythm. Moving water provides delightful background music and masks the noises associated with living our busy lives.  Outdoor fireplace’s or firepits extend outdoor living spaces late into the fall and even winter blending seamlessly with the home and landscape.


Fire Pit Idea Long Grove, Illinois, Schmechtig Landscapes