4 07, 2022

Outdoor Entertaining

By |2022-07-06T11:07:15-07:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Backyard Retreat|

Set the Mood: Ambiance for Outdoor Entertaining As designers of space, we understand that the feeling of your outdoor living space makes all the difference, and never is this more key than when it comes to outdoor entertaining.  The feeling we refer to as ‘ambiance’ could better be thought of as the transformative experience [...]

3 01, 2022

‘SCREEN ALTERNATIVE’

By |2022-01-05T21:37:57-08:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Backyard Retreat, Landscape Design|

'Screen Alternative' Landscapes Happy 2022 everyone!  Alright, anybody else out there have the New Year’s Resolution of less “Screen Time” this year?  Now we love scrolling memes as much as anyone else, and the digital age has so much to offer us these days in terms of connection, but when it [...]

12 07, 2021

Quality Outdoor Cooking

By |2022-08-12T19:22:04-07:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Backyard Retreat|

Quality Outdoor Cooking Nothing says summer like making dinner outdoors, whether you’re firing up the grill, smoker, or fire or preparing a fresh salad from the garden.  Outdoor cooking comes in myriad forms, from firepits and grill stations to full-blown outdoor kitchens. Grill & Chill photography by [...]

20 04, 2020

Home Vegetable Garden DIY

By |2020-10-12T15:56:15-07:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Backyard Retreat|Tags: , , , , |

HOME-GROWN GROCERIES It’s the season to grow, and in spite of quarantine we are excited to get our yearly “urban farm” going here at home.  Going to the store has become one of those things we all really want to do less of, so the idea of planting what we like [...]

17 06, 2019

Summer Solstice

By |2019-06-17T12:11:40-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Backyard Retreat|

Summer Solstice Last year around this time, our blog focused on Summer gatherings.  We look forward once again to a season of outdoor living at its finest – Fresh garden vegetables and flowers on the table, swimming to beat the heat, and warm nights, candle-lit dinners, and stories around the fire. This year, [...]

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