Instagram Likes Inking has begun on this open concept backyard with rain garden #circulationpatterns #notsobasic #designforlivingRead more
Jill’s education and project management experience, give her a winning combination for the Native Edge Design team! While studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Idaho & Environmental Design at the University of Minnesota, she was active in several campus and community projects. At the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI), Jill worked on stream and bike path clean up and planning. She was also a Design Consultant assisting UMN graduate students in their development of an expert system for the blind, as well as work as a Design Assistant directly with the campus where she managed, and prepared landscape plans and estimations - and served as the main contact for contractors during any campus construction!
Our customers for this project were a young, active family new to Austin with a keen eye for design and a love of the outdoors. The main goal of this project was to implement an outdoor living space while also providing an area for their dogs and kids to be active.
Starting in the front yard, we added a walkway to connect with the street to create a welcoming entrance for guests. Next we focused on extending their indoor living space into the backyard by implementing elements that they would draw them outside. The new patio and fire pit, built-in seating opportunities, an outdoor shower, and an adjustable louvered pergola help keep the space comfortable for everyday use. A rain water catchment and a raised garden and herb wall create opportunities to interact with their landscape. The inclusion of the custom built play area gives the kids a separate place to play while mom and dad entertain.
The home was a new construction, with unique yard layout that left us with a series of corners. These customers were conscious of choosing environmentally friendly options to work with nature in their space rather than combat it. We were able to create movement within the yard and soften the structures with native plantings that added energy to the space.
Instagram Likes Admiring our crews diligence through the chilly temps this morning! Happy to see this custom shed coming to life, and can’t wait to show the finished product. #nativeedgelandscape #laboroflove #29degreesiscoldinaustin #customshed #bikestorage #austininspiresusRead more
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Instagram Likes Updated the planting and materials to better suit the vibe of this home. The outcome… a southwest take on California contemporary! #hillcountrymodern #limestone #steel #droughttolerantisbeautifulRead more
Instagram Likes As a designer you see some pretty interesting existing landscapes. Wonder what the previous homeowners were going for here… Wagon wheel? #outwiththeoldinwiththenew #ancientlandscape #wagonwheel #somuchbrick #designertotherescueRead more