Take­aways for your own home

The Denver Post - - LIFE&CULTURE -

The price tag for Lifescape As­so­ci­ates’ Polo Club Villa land­scap­ing: ap­prox­i­mately $250,000. Though many home­own­ers won’t in­vest a quar­ter mil­lion in their land­scape, the project of­fers valu­able tips ap­pli­ca­ble to any price point. • To add in­stant patina and char­ac­ter, shop for an­tique el­e­ments of de­sign: gates, col­umns, gar­den fur­ni­ture and planters. • To con­serve ma­ture trees, avoid adding non­per­me­able con­crete sur­faces that pre­vent air and wa­ter from reach­ing roots. • To keep a struc­ture grounded dur­ing win­ter, plant plenty of ev­er­greens. • To unify in­te­rior and ex­te­rior de­signs, cre­ate invit­ing out­door vi­gnettes vis­i­ble from in­doors. • To cre­ate syn­ergy when work­ing with pro­fes­sion­als such as an ar­chi­tect, an in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor and a land­scape de­signer, con­vene the team as early as pos­si­ble to so­lid­ify a sin­gle vi­sion and avoid piec­ing to­gether dis­parate ideas later.

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