Crane Residence


A minimalistic approach with clean lines and shades of greys, blacks, browns and greens are just some components that are necessary to create a contemporary design for your outdoor living space. Incorporating natural elements such as fire, water, wood and stone are also crucial elements for a modern garden feeling of sophistication and style. Using metal accents is also a way to add a little industrial design to your project. 

The easiest way to create a contemporary living space is start with a clean slate and add very little at a time. If you don’t want to start from scratch consider what you can do to already existing plants and furniture. Freshen up the appearance of your plants a trim and consider adding a dark topsoil or mulch. Clean up the furniture and maybe even change any fabrics to a solid neutral color

Uniformity is key when it comes to contemporary.  Try mixing shapes but keep it uniform but lining up the different shapes or placing them in a continuous pattern that is obvious to the eye.  If you want a little more drama in your space try adding the same color throughout for plants flowers and materials to keep it all consistent.

Some inspirational landscapes we love...
Modern San Francisco Living
Private Residence-Irvine
Regional California Landscape
Sunol Landscape
South Clark Avenue
Large Country Estate
Fourth avenue modern water wise landscape
125 Mozart


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