outdoor dreaming: gil schafer

We’ve been visiting my dad at the beach since last Friday and it’s been heaven.  The temperature is in the 70’s, the sun is shining and, I’ve got green on the mind, which is fitting, being that today is St. Patty’s Day (Happy St. Patty’s Day to all my Irish friends!!)  I am literally aching for my lawn to turn green and to get down and dirty planting blooms and perennials.  Architect Gil Schafer’s outdoor spaces are as elegant and stunning in their simplicity as the rooms he creates indoors and I find myself referring to them constantly lately as inspiration for my own landscape this spring.  Boxwoods, emerald grass as far as the eye can see, oversize planters spilling with beautiful hydrangeas, stacked stone retaining walls, gravel walks and driveways – classic American style at its best.  And how gorgeous does all that green look with white houses and black accents?  Stunning.  While I am not going to be repainting my house anytime soon (or ever, if the hubby has anything to say about it) Gil’s work is still such an inspiration and sets the bar pretty high for simple, classic landscapes:

Who or what is inspiring your garden or landscape dreams this spring?


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  1. jan johnsen on June 4, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    The stone and grass steps need some touching up…see my book, The Spirit of Stone (published 2017).

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