A common theme for our clients is that they want an outdoor space that is comfortable and that reflects them. We see a whole range of styles, space use needs, and desired features, but everybody wants a place where they can feel relaxed and truly themselves with family and friends.
This cozy, party-ready, backyard we installed in Carmel exemplifies that.
THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN CONCEPT
The customer wanted her backyard to reflect who her family is, but the bland, traditional landscaping left by the builder was far from it. Once Amanda Thieman, our landscape designer, saw the inside of the home, she knew this was going to be a fun project. "I wanted to bring their dynamic personality outside and have fun," she says.
Our client, Lori B. Adams, says we did just that: "Amanda did such a great job of making the outside feel like the inside of our home."
The finished space is perfect for entertaining, featuring a fire pit, hot tub, views of sculptures, and a pergola. The fire pit has a concrete basin with colorful fireballs. Overall, the feel is relaxed and homey, yet unique with plenty of vibrant character in the details.
OVERCOMING LANDSCAPE CHALLENGES IN CARMEL
One of our biggest challenges was dealing with the layout conflict created by two unmovable air conditioning units, which were the first things guests saw when entering the back yard for a party. Chris, our jack-of-all-trades in the construction department, created a custom cedar covering for the units, which thrilled the homeowner.
Our foreman on the job, Jose, showed absolutely perfect attention to detail. Every component was painstakingly faithful to the spirit of the design, and it shows in the finished project. His crew's work on the joints and the limestone was especially flawless. This great team effort led to a stunning, fun, finished product that is already being used for parties. Click through the photos below to see some more fun views from this project. All photos are by Lauri B. Adams.