Strike a Balance: Stuff vs. Space in the Garden – featured on Houzz.com

Strike a Balance: Stuff vs. Space in the Garden – featured on Houzz.com

One of our designs has been featured on Houzz.com by Billy Goodnick, author of “Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams”.  Goodnick is a landscape architect, a writer for Houzz and national and regional magazines, a college professor and speaker. 

Goodnick writes, “I find this space delightful. The grid instills order to this vignette but avoids the overly static feeling of bilateral symmetry, as there are four grids to the right of the path and only one to the left. The fountain — the dominant mass in this space — sits two grids away from the path but is centered between the seat wall and the loosely clipped boxwood hedge. The checkerboard arrangement of paving and plants is playful and enlivening, while serving as a repeating theme that binds the garden together.

In the distance, the massive shrub at the gate is well balanced by an uninterrupted plane of lawn. Also, notice how your perception of this space is dictated by the arrangement of the elements, not the color of the flowers or character of the plants. To read more of Goodnick’s article: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/10191331/list/Strike-a-Balance–Stuff-vs–Space-in-the-Garden

Here are a few other Schmechtig Projects you might find delightful:

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Winnetka, Illinois

 

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Winnetka, Illinois

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Wilmette, Illinois