DetailsWould you like to make your outdoor living spaces a beautiful, functional extension of your home?
Home Outside will give you all the big picture design concepts you need to create an outdoor paradise -- and all the step-by-step details to bring your vision to life.
Acclaimed landscape designer and award-winning author Julie Moir Messervy takes you through seven key concepts that can help you transform your landscape -- and your lifestyle.
- Pleasure Ground
- Lay of the Land
- Big Moves
- Finding Your Comfort Zone
- Making It Flow
- Placing the Pieces
- Sensory Pleasures
For every part of your property, the author helps you see it through the eyes of a designer -- explaining concepts in simple, understandable language and providing great tips for pulling it all together.
You'll learn how to create a front yard that's warm and inviting to friends and neighbors. A backyard that's friendly, functional and relaxing for any kind of entertaining.
And for those quiet moments you may need from time to time, you'll learn how to create peaceful spaces that feel like your own private sanctuary.With all the insights of Julie Messervy, 358 photos and 72 drawings, Home Outside delivers everything you need to make the great outdoors an important part of your home.
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Table Of Contents Introduction
1. A Pleasure Ground
2. The Lay of the Land
3. Big Moves
4. Comfort Zones
5. Making It Flow
6. Placing the Pieces
7. Sensory Pleasures
Afterword: A Cottage in the Woods
Intro Home is where the heart is. It's our sanctuary in a stressful world, the place we long to return to when we've been away. But home is more than just the four walls of our house; it encompasses the land around the house as well. When we turn down our street and pull into our driveway, we're home. When we open the garden gate, walk down the front path, and unlock the door, we're home. When we sit out on our deck, grill hot dogs on the barbecue, or play ball on the lawn, we're home. In many ways, our home outside is just as important to our sense of home as the inside is.
Yet most of us feel less confident about creating outdoor living spaces than we do about our interiors. Inside, we happily paint walls, choose finishes, and buy rugs, furniture, and fixtures, but when we step outside we're unsure of how to begin. That's where this book comes in. Home Outside is not just another garden- or landscape-design book. It's a step-by-step approach that lets you see your property through the eyes of a designer (that would be me).
ISBN 978-1-60085-008-0 Video Author Julie Moir Messervy Publication Year 2009 Dimensions 9 3/16 x 10 7/8 Pages 256 Photo 358 photographs Drawings and 72 drawings Other Formats 77840 Cover Hardcover Format Hardcover
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