Tag: landscape

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Natural Landscape

My yard is kind of a mess.  It has been a couple of seasons since much of anything has been done except mow the “weeds” lawn and some pruning.   The soil here isreally bad-red clay here in the South, and I don’t use chemicals or want the waste a lot of water to have a perfect green lawn. Natural landscape plants and rock gardens are slowing going to take the place of just grass.  I have been doing some research and found this great resource, houzz.  You can set up your own ideabook. This photo is great example of working with the area you have, it is beautiful.  Baby steps this year.

steel and stucco walls modern landscape

Living/Working Spaces

In doing some research for a new shed in our back yard, I found some unique design ideas.  I wanted something interesting that would be functional as well as add to the landscape.  There are many local places that do the traditional barn or colonial type sheds.  I have always had a modern esthetic, so, as my family knew already, I could not find anything I liked.  So I started planning something the boys could build.  I came across a company site and I love their little “studio” type sheds.

These prefab sheds are environmentally friendly and can be finished inside.

This design from Studio Sheds

Since I am designing my own I can customize it for my use and I can use found/reclaimed materials, to keep cost down.  It is going to be for storage, but with the right windows and location in the yard, I could totally work on design in these little buildings.

Now I just need few more sales to meet my little studio budget.  I will be opening my on line store again in September, with some great handmade gift items for the fall/holiday season.

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