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Contemporary/ Minimalist: Colloquially described as â€œmodernâ€? design, contemporary landscapes are influenced by mid-century modern art and architecture but are defined by their cuttingedge qualities for the present day (which, technically, could be any style). However, when someone refers to a contemporary landscape, they are likely describing a geometric style, which features minimalism, clean lines and grid layouts. Contemporary design is often used in commercial projects such as campuses, plazas, and office buildings; it may also be used to complement custom homes. These landscapes generally favor green foliage over colorful flowers, with intentional spacing and simple hardscapes like concrete or pea gravel.
English Cottage/ Craftsman: English Cottage Gardens came into their own during the industrial revolution, when families fled city life for remote holiday cottages in the country. This mix of ideologies brought a unique design sense, which mixes the formal with the chaotic. English cottage gardens can be identified by their overgrown, lush look, usually incorporating lawn and border plantings among tightly grouped flowering perennials. LIVING Lavishly
Living Lavishly Vol. 9 showcases the local resources, talent and expertise we have here in the Central Coast of California.