The homeowner requested an intimate flagstone courtyard for entertaining family and friends, while providing a functional space for her dog. Within the courtyard Katz creates a space using mondo grass instead of sod, which provides a place for the dog, while also anchoring the courtyard’s fountain. Eagleston holly trees are used to form a privacy screen, establishing a serene view from the family room. The wooden porch rail was incorporated as a practical design feature to tie in with the home’s architecture. Katz intentionally selected shorter plants to surround the railing as to not obstruct the view. Azaleas, agapanthus, gardenia and annuals, among other plant materials, provide color, texture and visual interest. Raised brick-framed gardens keep the courtyard neat and tidy, allowing the homeowner a beautiful low maintenance landscape.
As the original New Orleans courtyard designer, Beverly’s colorful courtyard was designed with gracious curves and multi-levels, creating two unique spaces that keep the eye moving. Upon entering her pale pink flagstone courtyard bordered with brick pavers, you are instantly surrounded by a combination of colors, textures and the sound of trickling water, all creating the ambiance of a traditional New Orleans courtyard. The upper dining level has a beautiful fountain tucked in the landscape and flanked by gardenias and blooming brunsfelsia. The lower sitting level is filled with southern plants and containers bursting with colorful annuals contrasted by a background of large leaf textured acanthus.
The addition of a custom pool transforms this space into a backyard oasis. The flagstone used to create the pool surround is somewhat modern, while the brick selected for the pool’s fountain adds a traditional element. The custom pool is neatly nestle among the landscaping to create privacy and an oasis feel. The custom designed pergola gives homeowners a place to retreat whether trying to stay warm at the fireplace or cool beneath the shade of the pergola. You would never know this custom pool lives in the middle of the city!
A lasting outdoor trend is the addition of a swimming pool, hot tub or water fountain. We specialize in designing around the focal point of your landscape, combining form with function to create an outdoor space as unique as you. In the South, pools are especially popular as we all seek ways to escape from the heat. Many homeowners would enjoy their backyard much more if they had a reason to spend more time outside. Adding a swimming pool or hot tub is definitely a way to add to your outdoor space, while creating a place to relax and unwind. Fountains also create a unique ambiance by providing the soothing sound of running water. Lush plants and flowers can be incorporated in the design to provide added beauty, shade and privacy. Concrete, brick and stone pavers installed around the pool add…
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The institution was founded in 1966 by General L. Kemper Williams and Leila Hardie Moore Williams—collectors of Louisiana materials who wished to share their holdings with the public. Commercial landscaping is one of the many services offered by Exterior Designs, Inc. As an experienced New Orleans landscape designer, Beverly Katz will maintain your commercial landscape ensuring your exterior looks great throughout the year. Contact us to learn how we can help you!