View 6 Homes That Rise to the Rural Landscape

View 6 Homes That Rise to the Rural Landscape

In the dawn of time, humankind has built various forms of shelter in all kinds of landscapes. Our ancestors’ chief concerns were shelter and protection. Contemporary design concepts as well as the notion of construction sensitively weren’t a part of…

Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Characteristics

Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Characteristics

Of all of the water features we use in our gardens, the rill perhaps has the most interesting history. The rill is a man-made backyard canal that creates garden ambience through the nice sound of moving water. The earliest style…

Fall for a Water-Wise Fountain

Fall for a Water-Wise Fountain

Water attracts tranquility, balance and motion to an outside space, qualities nearly impossible to replicate with other materials. How can you have the appearance with water conservation in mind? There are a few strategies:Reduce evaporation by minimizing the outside areaSurround…

Interview: Secrets to your Stunning Outside Room

Interview: Secrets to your Stunning Outside Room

It makes complete sense that Sandy Koepke began her career in interior decorating — encouraging and her outside spaces feel so comfortable, they’re like an actual expansion of the house itself. After drooling over Koepke’s substantial portfolio of escapes and…