19 Apr Talking About Landscape Design: Starting with a Patio Space
As the main outdoor living space for this classic North Shore home in Illinois, the bluestone patio and adjacent plantings were the impetus for this design project.
Removing a wood deck was the first order of business. Maintaining wood decks is a chore and expense for many homeowners and we are often asked to replace them with brick or stone patios. The new bluestone patio became the focus of this project as an extension of the kitchen and living room interior spaces. The patio affords easy access to the vast rear lawn. Using both formal and informal design themes.
The plantings around the patio and annual area were placed along the central axis of the design offering a feeling of enclosure while maintaining the yard vistas. The beautiful trees will provide afternoon shade for the main patio area and frame the view to yard.