Luis Cervantes 2013 AFTER Pics 6 month project

Luis C 6 month project. ….

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side garden: raised deck, paths, ftn, all small blooming trees will form canopy soon...

side garden: raised deck, paths, ftn, all small blooming trees will form canopy soon…

6 month project Timbergrove – Houston, Texas. 2 decks, stone patio, weatherproof pergola, gardens with flowers, small blooming trees, bushes, paths, 2 fountains in back. Small front yard re done in Dec 2012.

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3 phase large yard Timbergrove Luis C 2013 ongoing

areas back onto bayou embankment...built new retaining wall and patios , pergola, ftn, gardens, decks

areas back onto bayou embankment…built new retaining wall and patios , pergola, ftn, gardens, decks

ftn stone patio forest pergola

ftn stone patio forest pergola

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now patio with pergola connects to deck and new stone  embankment wall

now patio with pergola connects to deck and new stone embankment wall

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AFTER pic

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connects home and edge of bayou embankment

connects home and edge of bayou embankment

about to be a covered pergola with stone patio on edge of bayou dropoff forest

about to be a covered pergola with stone patio on edge of bayou dropoff forest

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about to be deck leading to garden on one side, and stone patio and pergola on the other

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before pic Luis C

before pic Luis C

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small yard into lush courtyard 2012-2013

before pic, pretty sterile, dried out, hot

before pic, pretty sterile, dried out, hot

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after pic

after pic Jim and Jo W

after pic Jim and Jo W

AFTER pic Jo and Jim W.

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Boyd….Brookes and Bridig….2012 Houston Heights see below for befores and AFTERS ;)

This was a 2 part creation, plus drive and a new deck added also. Included water feature, pergola, paths, flagstone patios, gas firepit, deck, beds, 4 seating areas, fence hiding,  a HILL, and drainage control…..These afters taken just a month or 3 from planting. Some of the non spreading  bamboos will get 30-50 ft., the fencing will disappear as the bushes, shrubs , flowers and grasses keep growing. LOTS of blooming plants and all xeriscaped, so little water needed.

The client can and has added to the sanctuary with their own touches as suggested to help make it truly their own private retreat with their own special items and finds.

I recommend less mass produced Asian furniture or furnishings with all my clients. Those items have no energy ( chi) , are mass produced and look it, do not last long, and are always very unappealing since no human grace or elegance has gone into their design nor implementation.

And they are everywhere-0ften cheaply made copies of other designers, that will not last long and end up in a landfill soon……..Since most folks don’t know where else to shop or look for far more interesting finds, they tend to settle for what’s easy and cheap and, unfortunately,  it always looks exactly like that to others.

. I recommend buying older American items that were built to last and they reflect that  , refurbishing where necessary and adding architectural pieces and functional items  that are handcrafted by artisans who care (d)  about their creations. Kabloom does that , nothing we create is massproduced looking and never looks like anyone else’s work but Jeff Law’s. IMG_0658

BOYD afters -2012 barren to beautiful bountiful-wonderful clients to boot.

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more before/after pics Boyd 2012-Houston Heights

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Boyd total makeover -Heights 2012 befores and afters-great fun, great clients

IMG_7877   Before : Full sunny BROOKES before (27)099148HOT…. uninteresting, few plants, no reason to enjoy, utilize, nor explore…. AFTER: lush, blooming fun, areas to discover , an outdoor room with WATER, FIRE, SEATING, PERGOLA, DECK, PATIOS, BEDS, fence hiders….IMG_0634IMG_0671