Naturally, I'm flipping through old magazines to look for inspiration. I had remembered seeing Allison Willson's (Allison is part of Sarah Richardson's design team) cottage feature and loving every bit of the outdoor space, but I couldn't for the life of me remember which magazine the feature was in or which month! After a little searching, I found the April 2013 issue with the feature.
What I love. The couch, paired with some adirondack chairs. Hubs wants adirondack chairs, no question, I'd love a couch, perfection.
I also want to add some planters (probably black rectangular) with some tall grass in them to the upper deck, similar to the ones below (first pic, second row). I absolutely love the sound (and look) of ornamental grass blowing in the wind, it's so soothing:
You can view more pictures of Allison's lovely cottage here.
Our main deck is high enough off of the ground that if you are outside of our backyard, you can see the ugliness below it, so we need to block that view. One of my favourite parts of our backyard in Winnipeg was a planter that hubs and his dad built. We placed two evergreens in it and some gorgeous wave petunias, I'd absolutely love to replicate that here. So we are thinking of placing (and making) a large planter in front of the deck and then flanking it with two smaller and lower planters, which will go alongside the stairs, hiding them.
The debate is if we want to go with stone or wood. I think we are leaning towards wood at this point, primarily due to cost.
Contemporary Landscape by North Vancouver Landscape Contractors The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.
We are beyond pumped to get started on the outdoor space. I'm currently researching trees, trying to figure out which one would best suit our needs. If all goes according to plan, we should be able to get started on some of these projects at the beginning of May.
How about you? Have you started planning out your outdoor space?