I love the start of a new project. Especially when the project is with a past client. And this client in particular was so much fun last time that I’m really looking forward to working with her again.
She just purchased a new home and this time we’re starting with her outdoor living area and will work our way indoors. The outdoor area is a blank slate, literally. The builder finished her side and backyard with a load of gravel. That’s it! So with nothing to hinder her imagination she’s decided she wants a Moroccan inspired backyard escape. Her wish list includes a hot tub, a fire pit, comfortable seating, lighting, low maintenance plantings and no mowing.
For the hot tub we’ll include a gazebo so that she can use it in the winter and most likely outdoor drapery for added privacy. We’re considering sofa style seating for lounging with friends and a fire pit table so that she can enjoy the fire and have a place to sit a plate or drink. And, of course, a couple of chaise lounges for soaking up the sun. My client also loves Moroccan style pierced lanterns for the way the light shines through them so those will definitely be included.
She is also looking for low maintenance so much of the space will be hardscape. We’ll be looking for Moroccan style tiles to include in the design for color and interest. And the space gets lots of sun so plantings will include sun loving plants such as lavender, rosemary, echinacea, hydrangea, and maybe some jasmine for its lovely smell.
Below is our mood board for the project as well as a few additional inspirations photos.
Taking lots of inspiration from this courtyard
And even a bit of inspiration here for the hot tub’s draped gazebo.
It’s hard not to love tile like this.
With lots of seating for lounging with friends.
And beautiful pierced lanterns for the way the light shines through them.
And lanterns with colored glass for ambiance.
So tell me, do you ever dream of a Moroccan escape?
And, as summer is winding down if you’re thinking of updating your home I’m now booking clients for fall and winter. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s discuss your project.
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