Description - Private Gardens: Design Secrets to Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces by Kurt Schaus

Private Gardens: Design Secrets to Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces features nearly forty spectacular garden designs from around the world. Each garden is beautifully photographed and includes detailed diagrams and construction and planning schemes, with practical advice from professional landscape architects and designers, who share details regarding the many aspects to making a successful garden design function perfectly and inspire beauty. . Nearly 40 beautiful private gardens from all over the world, including traditional European gardens, American gardens, Japanese gardens and a number of gardens from Southeast Asia, with a wealth of high-res photos, floor plans, hand drawings and plant details to showcase the beautiful view of gardens . In this book, the reader is guided by a group of well-established designers, who are able to design beautiful private gardens following their clients AUTHOR: A graduate from Michigan State University, with a degree in Landscape Horticulture with a focus on design. Kurt Schaus, Principal Designer of R. Youngblood & Co., has heightened the levels of all projects since his joining the firm in 2002. He is known for his ability to conceptualise a landscape plan that harmonises with proven install specifications, overcomes site challenges, and functionally serves the desired vision and lifestyle. With a strong understanding of the relationship between site, architecture, and environment, Kurt effectively prioritises the project scope to the most desirable outcome. He serves the firm and its clients greatly with his 30 years of experience and the understanding of what is behind the making of a garden. His role and abilities have allowed R.Youngblood & Co. to be the proud recipient of awards for garden design and excellence on several occasions. SELLING POINTS: . Nearly forty phenomenal gardens and outdoor living spaces from around the world are profiled in detail, each beautifully photographed replete with stunning diagrams, sketches, and plans to showcase the optimal design strategies and concepts . Readers are guided by advice from well-established designers, who share tips on how they've constructed hardscapes that work with the surrounding architecture and outdoor living spaces with smart design features, such as audio-visual integration, LED lighting design techniques, innovative decking and pergola ideas, plus firepits, water features, pools and ponds, and so much more 400 colour images

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