Category Archives: Residential

Lead People Outdoors

What are the latest and greatest outdoor trends? Think resorts and nightclubs. Especially in warmer climates, the trend is towards lush, relaxing exteriors furnished with high-end, outdoor all-weather furniture, flat-screen TVs, fashionable accessories, pro-level outdoor kitchens, and beautiful lighting. The hospitality industry has been creating these types of outdoor spaces for years, particularly in the boutique-hotel market, which is dominated by the “Gen-Y” consumer. In hospitality, it is all about experiences. The great outdoors has never been more popular. Today, … Continue reading

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Pleasing The Palette

Located only 500 feet from the ocean on a quarter of an acre in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., a Mediterranean/Spanish-style residence needed more pizzazz in the outdoor living space. After numerous consultations, meetings, and design proposals with the owners, the project finally “got on the board” with a promise to deliver: • State-of-the-art swimming pool complex • Fireplace • Fully equipped casita • Personal putting surface • Multiple water features • Driveway and stone patio • Creative … Continue reading

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