- Categories Before & After, Courtyard, Pools & Water Features
- Tags annuals, backyard, beverly katz, city garden, colorful, courtyard, entertain, exterior, exterior design, flagstone, fountain, French Quarter, garden, hardscape, landscape, modern, new orleans, pool, privacy, residential, texture, traditional
- LocationNew Orleans
This backyard was originally boring and lacked purpose. The homeowner’s yearned for a place to put their belongings, while creating a space fit for relaxation. Exterior Designs custom built a storage shed for their things, while creating a space that feels like a retreat from the bustling city. Beverly Katz selects blue cut flagstone, a traditional New Orleans material found in many of the city’s courtyards. She also creates dimension behind the pool by layering lush flowers and shrubs. The greenery provides a privacy screen and dampens city noises. The beautiful custom pool was hand-dug since space would not allow for heavy machinery. The pool is finished with a fountain that creates a soothing sound of water trickling. The homeowners and their guest have a place to unwind with the complementing lounge furniture. From boring to adoring, this landscape was a true transformation.