A STAR IS BORN
In Malibu, California, a scene- making garden connects a midcentury home and guesthouse.
ABOVE: To create a welcoming space that connects the guesthouse (shown here) with the primary residence, designer Eric Brandon Gomez designed eight-foot-wide stairs broad enough for two people to stroll up and down side by side. He then added architectural plants, like aloes and sages, which can withstand drought and salt accumulation. BELOW: Agave ‘Blue Flame’, a multitrunked Pachypodium, and columnar Euphorbia ingens standing tall to the right anchor a sea of silvery foliage: Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’, Senecio mandraliscae, and Santolina.