EXTERIOR DESIGN FOR AN INTERIOR DESIGNER / by Robin Kramer

It is exciting to see one of our past clients, Eileen DesChapelles, launch her own interior design business. ED INTERIOR DESIGN.

A few years back RKGD designed two simple but inviting exterior spaces for her home. The property suffered from a variety of overgrown trees that were messy and creating far too much shade. Once we cleared away the problematic trees we were able to regrade the rear of the property, add a simple retaining wall and create a level area for seating and dining.  The new sunlight afforded us a lush lawn for ball throwing and a mature row of flowering pears created the desired privacy from the school yard across the street. The new trees also deliver a fantastic spring show when in bloom and offer winter fruit for the many birds attracted to Eileen's property. Out front we capitalized on the late afternoon sun by creating a conversation seating area with layered hedges for privacy. Continuous bloom perennial beds offer a flowering interest, as well as, a warm welcome as one arrives at the front door. 

 

The Rear Yard Before 

The Rear Yard Before 

The Rear Yard After

The Rear Yard After

Seating and Dining Area

Seating and Dining Area

Chairs by LOLL

Chairs by LOLL

The Conversation Area in the Front Before

The Conversation Area in the Front Before

Conversation Area in the Front After

Conversation Area in the Front After

Spring Bloom

Spring Bloom