No matter how small or large the project, creating a garden that is properly suited to the architecture of a residence, and understanding how the clients will use the space is fundamental to the landscape design. A smart combination of leaf texture and plants' color palette can be crafted to enhance one's mood. Maximizing the entire footprint of a property through terracing and planting is essential to designing the right garden.


No less important is sensitivity to the specific environmental demands of the garden. This will enhance its unique qualities, minimize maintenance and expense, preserve delicate plant material, and reduce the demand for wasteful watering.


Because some projects sit high atop hills and sloping sites, the design approach often includes pathways that invite one to discover stunning new perspectives of the surrounding landscape. 


Homes that sit on large plots of land require more planning and careful consideration of pathways that lead to expansive lawns, shaded dining and living areas, and hidden places to relax and lounge by the pool. With the right balance, creating seamless indoor/outdoor living makes the garden an integral part of the home. 

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Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.

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An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

Erik Evens was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

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