Week of May 18, 2020 – Gardens & Patios

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

Though the nationwide shelter in place mandates haven’t been easy on anyone, one major highlight has been seeing more people getting outside and exercising in safe ways. Some of the more common activities include seeing families on extended walks or runs, while other methods consist of garden workouts and DIY landscaping projects. All in all, these activities may be small in everyday life, but they certainly have allowed many of us to feel a sense of community. Check out this week’s Top 5 Design Posts for some garden and patio inspiration that’ll get you outside and active!

1. The Eccentric Side of Zen

Artist Urs Fischer reveals His Enchanting Home and Garden in Los Angeles, Architectural Digest

Known for his elaborate art projects, Urs Fischer’s California home features a garden that certainly follows suit. Fisher’s home features contemporary décor with items such as the wooden, mesh chairs and washed out colors that are blended peacefully with Buddhas and Chinese lanterns. Browse through to see what other fun pieces Fischer has hanging around his garden. 

2. Optimize your Garden

Small Garden Ideas, Better homes & Gardens

If you garden is giving you a headache and you’re tired of investing in a lawn that isn’t meeting your expectations, look no further. This homeowner has transformed their back yard by replacing grass with a gravel base that is perfect for hosting. Check out this collection of small of gardens for some DIY inspiration that’ll get you outside to soak up some sun.

3. Courtyard Patio to Die For

Bell Canyon Residence: A Ranch in California Where the Garden is King, Design Milk

This lucky homeowner’s courtyard patio is a great space for lounging and relaxation. The large grey slabs that make up much of the floor space lend themselves as a modern alternative to a brick or wooden look that is commonly used to construct patios. Take a look at more of this home’s updated features for some for some top-of-the-line design ideas.

4. Be the Trend

Beautiful Gardens to Inspire your Spring Planting, Design Sponge

This communal space thoughtfully combines an outdoor patio with an urban garden that could transport you away from city life. With its natural wooden tones, raised plant boxes, and geometric layout this well-designed space incorporates all the current garden trends that you’ll want to include in your outdoor space.

5. Be the Change

OMA reveals updated design for Washington DC garden bridge, dezeen

Located in our nation’s capital, the 11th Street Bridge is the commonly taken route between downtown D.C. and Anacostia and serves as a vital link across the Anacostia River. The updated design plan is to include a dual level bridge filled with a garden and park spaces that are meant to be an outdoor hub for D.C. and Maryland residents alike. Take a look at the plans to see how this space will be transformed into peaceful, commuter friendly hub.


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