Cohesive Landscape Design
Architecture and landscape design should be unified between both to integrate into an overall cohesive theme. The pair should enhance one another by following patterns, textures, and colors to make the aesthetics pleasing. The continuity enhances the structure and combines the separate parts of the softscape and hardscape additions. We expand our client's overall desire for form and function through the architecture and landscape elements of the home.
Creating a contemporary architectural structure lends itself to the importance of crisp, clean lines in the landscape design as well. The hardscape such as paths, outbuildings for storage, and even shrubbery should reflect this simplicity of geometrical design.
For traditional structural settings, the lines in the architecture should be considered in the landscape emphasizing characteristics within the facade of the home or building. The overall effect is to maximize the visual impact of all the features for a completely cohesive look. Choices of wood, natural stone, and even concrete make a statement that can enhance or diminish its effect on the architectural pattern of the traditional home. We prevent mistakes by designing an overall look that will transition well between interior and exteriors to maximize the serenity and tranquility of the separate spaces.
Studying light and how it changes throughout the day will not only enhance or reflect on the exterior but on the interiors as well. Using a focal point on the exterior can be enjoyed and extend the interiors space. Placing a structural element in a critical position, be it a container garden, fence, or water feature can marry the spaces together. Working with an overall scheme will enhance every element of the living areas.
At Carlton Edwards, we observe the needs of our client and utilize all existing space to deliver a thoughtfully built dwelling that is cohesive. Materials, color, and light are designed to complement one another from the architecture to the landscape design. An accomplished designer will take all the components and ensure that the form and features of the overall design project work with the personality, function, and architecture of your home or structure.